Transparente

Transparente

by Luis Enrique
     
 
El Principe de la Salsa returns from years of inactivity to salsa's forefront with his 2002 release, Transparente. In collaboration with Latin music super-producer Sergio George, the prince of salsa offers up eight original compositions to his growingly impatient fans. The trademark salsa/hip-hop/R&B amalgam that has become synonymous with George's name

Overview

El Principe de la Salsa returns from years of inactivity to salsa's forefront with his 2002 release, Transparente. In collaboration with Latin music super-producer Sergio George, the prince of salsa offers up eight original compositions to his growingly impatient fans. The trademark salsa/hip-hop/R&B amalgam that has become synonymous with George's name offers the perfect backdrop for Enrique's unique, sensitive vocal style. The arrangements are consistently top drawer, with memorable horn lines and time-shifting percussion breaks throughout. Sir George may be the only producer on the scene today who has the confidence and skill to integrate both raw, natural instrumentation and streetwise drum programming. In the hands of a lesser producer, the results could have been (and often are) disastrous, but here they are pure gold. Though Enrique's ornamentation can sometimes cloud a song, and can obscure the melody on certain tracks, his sensibilities by and large don't lead him astray. Hearing him sing songs that he had a hand in crafting is a refreshing change for this artist, whose name has never before appeared in the writing credits. Both the caliber of his collaborators and the depth of his involvement in the creative process denote a new level of maturity for this longtime crowd favorite.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0809274531520
catalogNumber:
45315

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Performance Credits

Luis Enrique   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bongos,Conga,Electric Guitar,Snare Drums,Cajon,Bateria,Coros
Ozzie Melendez   Trombone
Marc Quiñones   Bongos,Timbales
Deborah Resto   Coros
Bernd Schoenhart   Electric Guitar
Rafael Solano   Percussion,Maracas,Snare Drums,Shaker,Guiro,Cha-Cha
Willie Torres   Percussion
Lori-Ann Velez   Coros
George Delgado   Percussion Ensemble
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Dan Warner   Guitar
Francisco Navarro   Acoustic Guitar
Raul Agraz   Trumpet
Julio Alvarado   Trumpet
Ricardo Eddy Martinez   Piano
Jorge Dobal   Trombone
Rubén Rodríguez   Bajo Sexto
Joaquin Diaz   Coros
Seferino Cabán   Piano
Ed Coreano   Estilista
Pedro Alfonso   Violin
Carlos A. Rubio   Coros
John Scarpulla   Tenor Saxophone
Hugo Boss   Vestuario
José Gregorio Hernández   Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Campana
Janet Dacal   Coros
Mario Vergel   Estilista
Guianko Gómez   Coros
Jose Armando Gola   Bajo Sexto
Angel Arce   Piano,Timbales,Cajon,Bajo Sexto,Bateria

Technical Credits

Luis Enrique   Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Couzzi   Engineering
Mario DeJesús   Engineer
Rafael Solano   Percussion Assistant
Sergio George   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Julio Alvarado   Sound Effects
Ronnie Torres   Engineer
Ricardo Eddy Martinez   Arranger
Javier Garza   Sound Effects,Contributor
Mike Rivera   Engineer,Recording Assistant
Seferino Cabán   Arranger,Sound Effects,Producer
Juan Zalazar   Arranger
Jossel Calveiro   Engineer
Alexis Arce   Percussion Assistant
Angel Arce   Producer,Contributor

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