Retratos

Retratos

by Michael Stuart
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Michael Stuart's sophomore release, Retratos would be the record that set his feet firmly on the path away from mainstream salsa. Though the music is certainly salsa, and Stuart a salsero sin dudas, it is a music that refuses to settle or conform. Though there are several tracks that play it straight, and are dancehall-worthy New York salsa, there areSee more details below

Overview

Michael Stuart's sophomore release, Retratos would be the record that set his feet firmly on the path away from mainstream salsa. Though the music is certainly salsa, and Stuart a salsero sin dudas, it is a music that refuses to settle or conform. Though there are several tracks that play it straight, and are dancehall-worthy New York salsa, there are clues set around every corner that hint at Stuart's taste for the extraordinary. There are subtle melodic gestures and rhythmic textures that belie the record's sophistication. Producer Angel Fernandez and RMM owner Ralph Mercado seem to have their sights set high for the future of salsa and Stuart's place in it. Mercado, having been involved in almost every important release in the genre over the last ten years, certainly has an eye for talent and what to do with it. Fernandez, a veteran among veterans, has a suave, intelligent touch, and the arrangements have an inviting, charming quality not common in the often over-produced, plastic-sounding Latin pop world. Stuart himself sounds strong and clean, never disappointing. His ability to handle some truly demanding material sets him apart as one of New York salsa's most promising performers. Retratos is an exciting step for a promising artist.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
Rmm Records
UPC:
0602828226725
catalogNumber:
82267

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Stuart   Primary Artist
Steve Khan   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bobby Allende   Bongos,Conga
Marc Quiñones   Timbales
Deborah Resto   Background Vocals
Miguel Rivera   Trombone
Nestor Sanchez   Background Vocals
Richie Bastar   Bongos,Conga
Guillermo Calderón   Trumpet
Ricky Gonzalez   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Strings
Juan Gonzalez   Synthesizer,Piano
Pablo Santaella   Trombone
Alejandro Villegas   Background Vocals
William Duval   Background Vocals
Rubén Rodríguez   Bass
José Sibaja   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Erben Perez   Bass
Robert Vilera   Timbales,Djembe
Fernando Marcano   Trumpet
Luis Daniel Cabarcas   Background Vocals
Kevin Ceballo   Background Vocals
José Cruz   Trombone
Ardie Walser   Background Vocals
Carlos Camacho   Background Vocals
Thomas Stuart   Background Vocals
Victor Trinidad   Timbales
Pete Gomez   Maracas
Joe King   Background Vocals
Juan Rivera   Conga
Carlos Martinez   Bass

Technical Credits

Ana Gabriel   Composer
John Diaz   Engineer
Angel Fernandez   Producer
Ralph Mercado   Executive Producer
Guido Diaz   Engineer
Jose Mendez   Engineer
Damaris Mercado   Director,Producer,Art Direction
Pablo Santaella   Engineer
Liliane Van Balberghe   Graphic Design
Fernando Marcano   Director
Paul Austin   Mastering

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >