In 1957 began in Medellín (Colombia) the musical group The Teen Agers, which was later renamed 'Los 8 de Colombia'. By the date of release of this album they had published nearly forty records. The group spread his fame to other American countries and even acted in several U.S. cities, where they finished fixing residence in Miami in 1983 for three years before his final return to Colombia. Then the group expanded the number of members coming to collect two trumpets, two saxophones, three percussionists, three vocalists, bass and piano under the direction of Juan José Vélez and Luis Eduardo Peñuela.
Official Release #101. On the evening of October 23, 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall was the place to be in Los Angeles, as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a spectacular, sold-out orchestral performance of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (The Suites). Recorded for posterity, the acclaimed, one-night-only 13-suite performance of Zappa's 1971 masterwork will be released worldwide on November 20 by Zappa Records/UMe. This 2CD release's expertly recorded audio brings the listener back to Walt Disney Concert Hall to experience the exciting 200 Motels (The Suites) spectacle, complemented by photos from the evening and essays by the show and recording's producers, Gail Zappa and Frank Filipetti, the evening's director James Darrah, 'Scoremeister' Kurt Morgan, and performers including Diva Zappa, Michael Des Barres, special guest 'Rock' rhythm section drummer Joe Travers, and former Zappa band member Scott Thunes. Essays by some notable members of the audience, including Steve Vai and Peter Asher, are also included.