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Azucar de Amor
     

Azucar de Amor

by Kat Parra
 
In 2007, San Francisco-based singer Kat Parra had a very impressive recording debut with Birds in Flight, which included a wide variety of Latin material including salsa, sambas, Afro-Cuban jazz, Afro-Peruvian music, flamenco, and music that was beyond classification. On Azucar de Amor, she sticks more to Afro-Cuban music and salsa, mostly singing in

Overview

In 2007, San Francisco-based singer Kat Parra had a very impressive recording debut with Birds in Flight, which included a wide variety of Latin material including salsa, sambas, Afro-Cuban jazz, Afro-Peruvian music, flamenco, and music that was beyond classification. On Azucar de Amor, she sticks more to Afro-Cuban music and salsa, mostly singing in Spanish. Her voice is strong, beautiful, and flexible, and she sounds equally at home in jazz and salsa. Parra improvises well on some pieces, doing a fine job with a Spanish version of "Sugar," "Misty" (which is in English) and "A Night in Tunisia," but also sounds like one of the top salsa singers on the scene on "Quitate La Queta." Trombonist Wayne Wallace produced the date and such strong instrumentalists as the great trumpeter Ray Vega, flutist John Calloway, violinist Anthony Blea, and a percussion section propelled by John Santos, Michael Spiro, and drummer Paul VanWageningen keep the music quite stirring. But no one is more stirring on this set than Kat Parra, who has quickly emerged to be a force to be reckoned with. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2008
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0837101441025
catalogNumber:
5637356098

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Performance Credits

Kat Parra   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Barshay   Bass,Acoustic Bass
David Belove   Bass,Electric Bass
Anthony Blea   Violin
Jovino Santos Neto   Piano
David Pinto   Bass
John Santos   Percussion,Timbales,Bells
Michael Spiro   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Pandeiro,Shaker,Guiro,Tamborim
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Paul van Wageningen   Drums
Murray Low   Synthesizer,Piano
Ray Vega   Trumpet
Raul Ramirez   Bells,Cajon,Shaker,Quijada
Rick Vandivier   Guitar
Rick Vandiver   Guitar
Katja Cooper   Bells,Darbouka,Taragat,Riqq

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Stanley Turrentine   Composer
Ted Daryll   Composer
Gary Mankin   Engineer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
David Pinto   Arranger
Wayne Wallace   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Murray Low   Arranger,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Katja Cooper   Contributor
Kat Parra   Composer,Executive Producer
Armando Tejada Gomez   Composer

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