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Siguiendo La Tradición
     

Siguiendo La Tradición

by Steve Guasch
 
With a combination of Puente style big-band Latin jazz and 1970s New York Salsa, Orquesta Nueva Era steps boldly onto the West Coast scene. Headed by percussionist/bandleader Steve Guasch, the gutsy salsa orquesta is armed to the teeth with arrangements by some of Latin jazz's finest including the preeminent Oscar

Overview

With a combination of Puente style big-band Latin jazz and 1970s New York Salsa, Orquesta Nueva Era steps boldly onto the West Coast scene. Headed by percussionist/bandleader Steve Guasch, the gutsy salsa orquesta is armed to the teeth with arrangements by some of Latin jazz's finest including the preeminent Oscar Hernandez, Nachito Herrera, and young lion, Latin jazz newcomer Paoli Mejias. Though there are a number of seriously scorching instrumental and vocal performances, the sophistication of the arrangements is the shining star in Guasch's sky. The horn work is consistently top drawer, and the flow of each composition is continuously engaging, incorporating flowing piano work, Yoruban-inspired bata melody and everything in between. The rhythm section is dangerously tight, including rising Puerto Rican star Mejias and the increasingly notable West Coast pianist Julio Jauregui. At times as smooth and relaxed as the sway of the ocean, the rhythm players are equally capable of a hurricane's fury when the time comes. Vocally, the record is pleasingly reminiscent of salsa recordings of a bygone era. Siguiendo La Tradicion follows tradition well, and may even start a few traditions of its own.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2006
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0837101125550
catalogNumber:
10112555

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Guasch   Primary Artist,Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Timbales,Background Vocals
Scott Babcock   Trombone,Soloist
Ted Dortch   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Vega   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Paoli Mejias   Conga,Timbales,Shekere
Dan Marcus   Trombone,Soloist
Jay Roulston   Trumpet
Danny Olaizola   Vocals,Background Vocals
Roberto Riverón   Bass
Andy Zadrozny   Bass
Rafael "Gumba" Quinones   Guiro
Thomas Marriott   Trumpet,Soloist
Will Martin   Trombone,Soloist
Julio Jauregui   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Oscar Hernandez   Arranger
Bret White   Arranger
Lee Bradford   Arranger,Composer
Ray Santos   Arranger
Paoli Mejias   Composer
Floyd Reitsman   Engineer
Ignacio Herrera   Arranger,Composer
Don Devore   Engineer
Steve Guasch   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Julio Jauregui   Arranger,Producer,Artwork

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