Nuyorican Soul

Nuyorican Soul

by Nuyorican Soul



All-star albums are usually dodgy affairs, but the over-arching talents -- and, more importantly, production experience -- of Masters at Work's Kenny Dope and Little Louie Vega keep Nuyorican Soul from being overburdened with cooks. Roy Ayers, George Benson, and Jazzy Jeff contribute prominently to four tracks, and vocalists Jocelyn Brown and India (Vega's wife) are heard as well, but over half of the album is comprised of instrumental tracks -- several which include Tito Puente on vibes and timbales, flutist Dave Valentin, trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda, organist/arranger Hilton Ruiz, and trombonist Steve Turre. In keeping with Masters at Work's heritage, most of the album is Latin in feel and jazzy in composition, but with ever-present synths and piano runs that belie their heavy dance heritage. Not that it's a crowded field, but Nuyorican Soul is one of the best all-star dance albums ever recorded.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/1997
Label: Blue Thumb
UPC: 0011105113021
catalogNumber: 1130

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nuyorican Soul   Primary Artist
Tito Puente   Timbales,Vibes
Roy Ayers   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes,Track Performer,scat
George Benson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Hilton Ruiz   Piano,Hammond Organ
Charlie Sepulveda   Trumpet
Dave Valentin   Flute
Terry Burrus   Piano
India   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jocelyn Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,scat
Lisa Fischer   Background Vocals,scat
Bobby Allende   Percussion,Conga
John Allmark   Trumpet,Muted Trumpet
Richard Amaroso   Cello
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Diane Barnett   Violin
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Rocco Bene   Trumpet,Horn
Patricia Brown   Violin
Kathleen Carroll   Viola
Edward Cascarella   Trombone,Horn
Tony Cintron   Drums
José "Cochi" Claussell   Timbales
Peter Daou   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Dave Darlington   Keyboards
Benny Diggs   Background Vocals
Richie Flores   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Richard Genovese   Horn,Bass Trombone
Ronnie James   Guitar
Richard Jones   Violin,Background Vocals
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Andy McCloud   Bass,Upright Bass
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Vince Montana   Conductor,Vibes,fender rhodes
Peter Nocella   Viola
Eddie Palmieri   Synthesizer,Piano
Marc Quiñones   Timbales
George Rabbai   Trumpet,Horn
Christine Reeves   Violin
David Sanchez   Saxophone
Barbara Sonies   Violin
Steve Turre   Percussion,Trombone
Anthony Posk   Violin,Concert Master
James Preston   fender rhodes
Ira Segal   Guitar
Diane Monroe   Violin
Michael Natalie   Trumpet,Horn
Albert Sterling Menendez   Keyboards
Kathleen Thomas   Violin
Richard Schwartz   Horn,French Horn
Luisito Quintero   Percussion,Timbales
Eric Velez   Bongos,Conga
Orest Artymiw   Violin
Sarah Dubois   Violin
Edward Golazewski   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Carlos "El Nene" Henrique   Bass
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Victoria Ann Matosich   Horn,Viola
Anthony Pirollo   Cello
Pamela Posk   Violin
Kimberly Reighley   Flute
Melvin Roundtree   Violin
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Brian Pastor   Trombone,Horn
Gene Perez   Bass
Richard Shade   Background Vocals
Catrice Barnes   Background Vocals
Starvin' T. Cordero   Percussion,Conga
Vidal Davis   Drums
Roger Harrington   Violin
DJ Jazzy Jeff   Turntables

Technical Credits

George Benson   Composer
Hilton Ruiz   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
India   Vocal Arrangements,Spanish Translation
Jocelyn Brown   Composer
Lisa Fischer   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Steven Barkan   Engineer
Dave Darlington   Engineer
Benny Diggs   Composer
Gene Leone   Engineer
Vince Montana   Arranger,String Arrangements
Richard Rudolph   Composer
Charles Stepney   Composer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Jeff Townes   Composer
"Little" Louie Vega   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Kenny Dope   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Carol Cooper   Liner Notes
Candace Strickland   Original Concept
Janice Gugliuzza   Composer

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