Directo al Corazón

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Evidently someone at Sony International advised Gilberto Santa Rosa that what the Latin music world really needed was more heartfelt pop love songs -- and that's exactly what he made on the 2006 release Directo al Corazón, although the CD begins with the confident, mature salsa that made him the superstar he is. The majority of the playlist reveals a side of Santa Rosa, arguably one of the most credible salsa vocalists around, that most of his fan base never knew existed -- the side that lives and dies for keyboard-drenched balladry -- although Directo al Corazón is still peppered with the simmering grooves and skillful improvisation that are more typical of Santa ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Evidently someone at Sony International advised Gilberto Santa Rosa that what the Latin music world really needed was more heartfelt pop love songs -- and that's exactly what he made on the 2006 release Directo al Corazón, although the CD begins with the confident, mature salsa that made him the superstar he is. The majority of the playlist reveals a side of Santa Rosa, arguably one of the most credible salsa vocalists around, that most of his fan base never knew existed -- the side that lives and dies for keyboard-drenched balladry -- although Directo al Corazón is still peppered with the simmering grooves and skillful improvisation that are more typical of Santa Rosa's records. The production and musicianship throughout remain top drawer, and even Santa Rosa's vocal performance is at his usual high level.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 037629681426
  • Catalog Number: 96814
  • Sales rank: 85,970

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gilberto Santa Rosa Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Marilyn Baker Viola
Edwin Colon Zayas Guitar, cuatro, tiple
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Mari Tsumura Violin
Denyse Buffum Viola
Jesus Caunedo Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Corbett Cello
Armen Garabedian Violin
Patricia Johnson Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Jorge Laboy Guitar
José Lugo Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Miguel Martinez Cello
Arturo Ortiz Bass, fender rhodes
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Efrain Toro Percussion, Drums, Tabla, Cajon
Johnny Torres Bass
Raffi Torres Trombone
Willie Torres Background Vocals
Tommy Villarini Trumpet
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Evan Wilson Viola
Shari Zippert Violin
Jorge Diaz Trombone
Jimmy Morales Conga
Milton Sesenton Keyboards
James V. Ross Viola
Victor Manuelle Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama Cello
Jan Duclerc Trumpet
Rafael "Tito" DeGracia Bongos, Conga, Timbales
Frank Perez Tenor Saxophone
Moises Nogueras Bass Trombone
Angel Torres Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Rivas Background Vocals
Antonio Vazquez Trombone
Pablo Padin Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Keyboards, Timbales
José "Jochy" Rodríguez Flugelhorn
Joseph Fonseca Background Vocals
Juan Ramón Cadeño Vestuario
Tito de Gracia Bongos, Conga, Timbales
Technical Credits
Jeremy Lubbock String Conductor
John Kurlander Engineer
José Lugo Arranger, Programming, Producer, Remixing, drum programming, Mastering, Percussion Programming
Arturo Ortiz Arranger, Programming, drum programming
Johnny Torres Arranger
Tommy Villarini Arranger
Milton Sesenton Arranger
Jorge Luis Piloto Composer
Ronnie Torres Engineer, Mastering
Rolando Alejandro Engineer
Javier Fernández Arranger
Pablo Padin Arranger
Frank Gener Villar Graphic Design
Carlos A. Arcila Sosa Photo Assistance
Benji Rodriguez Computer Consultant
Jandy Feliz Composer
Osvaldo De La Rosa Copista
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