'Dos Gigantes De La Musica Cubana' is one of those albums with a title already telling most of the story. For this album, Tumi Music brought together Cuban guitar legend Eliades Ochoa and tres veteran Alejandro Almenares. The first one needs little introduction as he's well-known from his work with Cuarteto Patria and as a band member of Buena Vista Social Club and Afro Cuban All Stars. Almenares is perhaps lesser known internationally, but is considered a living legend in Cuba, and over the past seven decades has earned his spurs, among others, as a member of Trio Oriente, Quinteto Oriente (with whom he recorded the popular song 'Mueve La Cintura Mulata', revived by Omara Portuondo in 2004 as 'Mueve La Cintura Mulato') and the aforementioned Cuarteto Patria. Alejandro's father, Angel, was one of the founders of La Casa De La Trova in Santiago de Cuba, a place where Ochoa and Almenares meet almost weekly. The result of the duo's collaboration is this entirely instrumental album full of sons and boleros, of course with Ochoa's guitar and Almenares tres and requinto in leading roles, but also featuring the odd flute solo by Jorge Pujals Silva ('Pepillito'), Lechero'), the saxophone sounds of René Dominguez ('El Son De Vicentico', 'Mujercita Linda') and the violin parts of Pedro Alarcon ('La Finca De Vila', 'Te Vi Y Te Contemple'). Invigorating album that on a sunny morning is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!