Wednesday, March 28, 2007

There's One Less Good Musician Today

I always have been a bit conflicted over Buena Vista Social Club. The music is really good - I just was always torn between the fact that middle-aged fans who like Kenny G bought the CD and acted "cultured" in their "knowledge" of world music, even while I was glad they had (at least briefly) put down the Kenny G.

Still, you can't fault any member of Buena Vista Social Club itself for that, and it is with great sadness that the music world loses Faustino Oramas, one of the last musicians still alive from that recording session. He wasn't as famous as the others, but he was just as good.