Ismael Miranda A Man & His Music – El Niño Bonito: Fania’s prestigious Man & His Music series has already paid tribute to some of the most formidable singers in salsa history: Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades and a few others. But a definitive tribute to the one-of-a-kind Ismael Miranda was missing from our catalogue. With that in mind, we enlisted Miranda himself for the creation of El Niño Bonito – named after the singer’s enduring nickname. An instant classic, this 2-CD set includes 32 remastered tracks hand picked by Miranda and a booklet with rare photos and extensive liner notes written by journalist Ernesto Lechner.
The singer’s choices are wonderfully intriguing – allowing both casual aficionados and hardcore fans to examine Miranda’s work under an entirely new light. Definitive salsa hits such as “Así Se Compone Un Son” and “Cipriano Armenteros” are complemented with lesser known tracks from excellent Miranda albums like Éxitos de los ’50 (1982), The Master (1983) and Una Nueva Visión (1985). The singer invested a lot of care in the actual sequencing of the songs – both discs flow beautifully from beginning to end.
Ismael Miranda – A Man & His Music is available both as a digital download and a physical digipack with 2 CDs and a booklet. A true collector’s item.