He played with Cuban Legend Beny Moré but his only previous
solo album was El Trombon Majadero ("The Naughty Trombone"),
released in 1965. Now, after a 30-year sabbatical from the music
business, octogenarian Generoso Jiminez has composed and arranged
this project, a tribute to himself.
Among the all-star lineup of 28 musicians are Jimenez's daughter
Regina on trombone, his brother Enemelio on alto sax, trumpeter
Arturo Sandoval, and sax man Paquito D'Rivera. Produced by trombonist
Juan Pablo Torres, the tracks are tight and danceable, with enough
interesting solos and teasing jazz improvisations to keep it from
Generoso Jiminez plays on three tracks, including the moody "Baila
Señor Contrabajo," proving that he's still got his
chops. The CD is a mere 39 minutes long, but Cuban music fans
will still want this in their collection.