Tarde o Temprano

Tarde o Temprano

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by Tommy Torres
     
 

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Tommy Torres is known to wear many different hats in the Latin pop industry. After making his bones as a producer, Torres earned repute as a songwriter. From there it was only a slight shift in focus to performing his own material, and he was quickly pegged as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Simmering below the surface of pop stardom since his 2001 self-titled

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Tommy Torres is known to wear many different hats in the Latin pop industry. After making his bones as a producer, Torres earned repute as a songwriter. From there it was only a slight shift in focus to performing his own material, and he was quickly pegged as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Simmering below the surface of pop stardom since his 2001 self-titled debut, Torres has become known for his accessible yet smarter-than-average style and sensibility. His 2008 release, Tarde o Temprano, further establishes him as a genre underdog/hero. Although the tonal palette he draws from is undeniably radio-ready, Torres' production style leans towards the dark, hipper side of pop. Co-producers Dan Warner and Lee Levin are both seasoned albeit underexposed veterans of the Miami Latin music scene. Together the three weave an evocative sonic fabric, significantly more sophisticated than standard pop fare. Most of the repertoire leans in one of two directions; sweeping Latin pop ballad, and brooding percussion-driven urban Jíbaro. The drum loop and cuatro/conga laced material is certainly the more evocative half. Album highlights include opening track "Por un Beso Tuyo" and Tego Calderón collaboration "El Trabjito." All the tracks flaunt Torres' inscrutable melodic sense and taste for subtle lyricism. Tarde o Temprano pushes the envelope on several fronts at once, yet it's quite listenable and quite hip.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0825646960378
catalogNumber:
456444

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Performance Credits

Tommy Torres   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Keyboards,Coros
Matt Rollings   Piano
Larry Corbett   Cuerda
Joel Derouin   Cuerda
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Lee Levin   Bateria
Nashville String Machine   Cuerda
Michael Rhodes   Bajo Sexto
Suzie Katayama   Cuerda
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Wanda Montes   Peinado
Natalie Leggett   Cuerda
Julian Hallmark   Cuerda
Michael Knight   scratching
Pete Wallace   Hammond Organ
Tego Calderón   Guest Appearance
Christian Nieves   cuatro
Andrew Duckles   Cuerda
Gerardo Hilera   Cuerda
Mario de León   Cuerda
Matthew Funes   Cuerda

Technical Credits

Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Doug Emery   String Arrangements,Copista
Lee Levin   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Rhythm Programming
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Dan Rudin   Engineer
Tommy Torres   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Choir Arrangement,Rhythm Programming
Tego Calderón   Composer
Zona De Obras   Graphic Design
Yamil Martínez   Engineer
Andres Saavedra   Voice Editing
Dan Ricci   Engineer
Román Díaz   Contributor

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