Decisión Unámine

Decisión Unámine

by Victor Manuelle


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Decisión Unámine

Puerto Rican salsa god Victor Manuelle takes his audience by surprise with his 2006 release Decisión Unámine. Just when you thought that this guy couldn't get any better, the writing couldn't get catchier, the arrangements funkier, or Manuelle himself sound any stronger, a label change and one salsero's steely determination breaks all expectations. Covering wider musical territory than in past efforts, including rollicking samba breakdown sections and slinky Santana-esque Latin rock cha chas, there is a bit of the unexpected around every corner. His move from longtime label Sony Discos to Norte is a surprising shift, which may or may not have a relationship to Manuelle's seemingly renewed vigor and creativity. With some notable guests, including Eddie Palmieri, Domingo Quiñones, and Cheo Feliciano, Manuelle's place at the head of the salsa family's table has become clear. Not many artists get salsa legends to sing coro on their record. Decision Unamine is a bold statement both in its title and in the punch that it packs. This could be the year's finest commercial salsa release. The ballots are in, the votes have been counted, and the decision is unanimous.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2006
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0828767639024
catalogNumber: 76390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victor Manuelle   Primary Artist
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Cheo Feliciano   Coro
Domingo Quiñones   Coro
Tito Allen   Coro
José "Cochi" Claussell   Timbales
Jorge Laboy   Guitar
José Lugo   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Eddie Palmieri   Piano
Marc Quiñones   Bongos,Conga
John "Dandy" Rodriguez   Bongos
Ramón Rodríguez   Coro
Pablo Rosario   Percussion
Adalberto Santiago   Coro
Johnny Torres   Ampeg Baby Bass
Tommy Villarini   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
John Walsh   Trumpet
Angel Vazquez   Trombone
Jan Duclerc   Trumpet
Raul Agraz   Trumpet
Angel Torres   Baritone Saxophone
Mariano Morales   Piano,Violin
Chago Martínez   Percussion,Timbales
Antonio Vazquez   Trombone
Carlos Martínez   Trumpet
Pablo Padin   Gaita,Tambor
Ray Torres   Drums
Martha Medina   Peinado
Yuridia   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Valentín   Arranger
Alejandro Lerner   Composer
Claudia Brant   Composer
José Lugo   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Eric Persing   Synthesizer Arrangements
Tommy Villarini   Arranger
Matt Traum   Synthesizer Arrangements
Victor Manuelle   Executive Producer
Ernesto Sanchez   Arranger
Ronnie Torres   Engineer
Mariano Morales   Arranger
Rolando Alejandro   Engineer
Kiko Hurtado   Engineer
Javier Fernández   Arranger
Ramon B. Sanchez   Arranger
Gil Francisco   Composer
Benji Rodriguez   Computer Engineering
Alberto Carballo   Art Direction

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