Harp and Soul

Harp and Soul

by Roberto Perera
     
 

Praise for Roberto Perera's latest attempt to explore both Harp and Soul must begin and end with accolades for twisting the Eagles' moody "Hotel California" into a Latin, fire breathing fiesta where the jamming guests are having too good a time to check out any time they like. Then he takes a late night powder with a subtle take on Babyface's "Breathe Again." Perera,… See more details below

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Praise for Roberto Perera's latest attempt to explore both Harp and Soul must begin and end with accolades for twisting the Eagles' moody "Hotel California" into a Latin, fire breathing fiesta where the jamming guests are having too good a time to check out any time they like. Then he takes a late night powder with a subtle take on Babyface's "Breathe Again." Perera, who plays the gates of St. Peter like a manic acoustic guitarist, spends the rest of the disc either wildly ecstatic (the orchestral tinged hysteria of "Love Dance") or simply breezing through a series of rhythmic romances. While his heritage lends a South American percussion tourism effect, he adds some commercial sheen by going for the everyday North American street vibe on the funky fusion of "Harp Beat." Through all the danceable excitement, Perera mercifully takes a few moments to show us the heart in his harp, most notably on the lilting, lyrical closer, a well-earned, aptly titled "Siesta."

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/1996
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361303624
catalogNumber:
3036

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roberto Perera   Primary Artist,Harp
Juan Areco   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar
Ed Calle   Flute,Alto Flute
Abel Pabon   Piano,Keyboards
Archie Pena   Percussion,Drums
Rafael Solano   Percussion
Robert Thomas   Hand Percussion
Manny Patino   Electric Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Donald Baker   Illustrations
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Dave Love   Executive Producer
Abel Pabon   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Jonathan Wyner   Mastering
Ron Taylor   Engineer
J.C. Ulloa   Engineer

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