Bio Ritmo - "Piragüero" b/w "Asia Minor" 7-inch [Reissue]


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  • Celebrating 30 years of Bio Ritmo, the Virginia-based experimental salsa collective
  • Reissue of this 1996 single, two fiery pieces of salsa / Latin jazz / mambo sounds for fans of Tito Puente, groovy exotica/lounge revival sounds, Fania Records & the Latin music reissues of labels like Soul Jazz, Vampisoul, Mr Bongo, etc. 
  • Combo co-founded by Jorge Negron, Rei Alvarez (Hotel X) and Jim Thomson (GWAR, Alter Natives) with guest appearances from members of Squirrel Nut Zippers & the Spacebomb Orchestra.
  • New album & tour slated for 2022
  • B-side "Asia Minor" is a cover of 50's cha-cha troubadour Machito & His Orchestra
  • Tiny Desk Concert performance on NPR in 2014.
  • "Bio Ritmo moves salsa music even further through stellar musicianship: crisp horn charts; a powerful rhythm section of timbales, congas and bongos; and a piano/bass combo that reminds me of the best groove masters in salsa and Latin jazz." -- NPR Music