Ay Mi Vida

Ay Mi Vida

by Jerry Rivera


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Ay Mi Vida

Jerry Rivera makes another strong step forward toward Latin pop stardom with Ay Mi Vida. Though perhaps a step away from his salsa career and the fans whom he left behind, the strength of this 2005 release begs the question, "Has this been Rivera's true identity all along?" His pop performance is so confident and seamless that it's easy to forget the heritage of this onetime heir to salsa's throne. Thanks in part to longtime collaborator and producer Ramon B. Sanchez, the sonic quality of Ay Mi Vida is simultaneously shimmering, clear, and yet warm. From a production perspective, this is as fine a record as can be found anywhere in the pop world. The tracks on the title cut, "Right on Time," and "Como Duele" are funky and grooving without overshadowing Rivera's vocal performance. The salsa remixes present seem a bit like an afterthought. Only adding a few salsa elements to the sample-driven title cut and "Sobre Tu Piel" makes their inclusion feel like lip service. In a genre filled with mediocrity, Rivera and his team have produced a pleasingly sophisticated and listenable project. Subtlety and taste are very precious commodities, and they abound on Rivera's debut album for the mighty Norte label.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0037629583829
catalogNumber: 95838

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Rivera   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Coros
Johnny Rivera   Background Vocals
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Ramón Sánchez   Piano
Darvel Garcia   Background Vocals
Victor "Sonny" Hernandez   Mezcla
Osvaldo Roman   Background Vocals,Coros
Emanuele Ruffinengo   Piano,Keyboards
Ramon B. Sanchez   Piano,Keyboards
Elena Roggero   Background Vocals,Coros
Danilo Ballo   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Coros
Roberto Maccagno   Bateria
Cláudio DeVecchi   Guitar
Jordi Cristau   Piano,Keyboards
Emonuele Ruffinengo   Piano
Jordi Cristou   Piano
Cristina Volente   Background Vocals
Luis O. Aquino   Trumpet
Rafael "Tito" De Gracia   Bongos,Conga,Timbales
Gerardo Rivera   Background Vocals
Jose Ricardo   Bajon

Technical Credits

Jerry Rivera   Composer
Saned Rivera   Composer
Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer
Victor "Sonny" Hernandez   Engineer
Emanuele Ruffinengo   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Ramon B. Sanchez   Arranger,Producer
Antonio Castro   Composer
Elena Roggero   Composer
Danilo Ballo   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Norgie Noriega   Composer,Producer
Jordi Cristau   Programming
Emonuele Ruffinengo   Programming
Jordi Cristou   Programming

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