Rough Guide to Salsa Dura NYC

Rough Guide to Salsa Dura NYC


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Rough Guide to Salsa Dura NYC

Salsa dura, or hard salsa, is the old school sound of the New York barrios that's been revived as an answer to the splintering of Latin music. Happily, it sounds as good today as it did in the '60s and '70s; indeed, a few of the artists, like Eddie Palmieri, were playing in the old days. This revival hits hard indeed, making the feet twitch and the mouth smile, especially on cuts like "Naci Rumbero" from Jimmy Delgado, an old hand whose timbales burst with energy on the breaks. Jimmy Bosch, held in the highest regard as a trombonist, shines with his band on "El Embajador," a wonderfully charged piece with a firm groove and plenty of room for soloing -- a descarga, or jam, for all intents and purposes. Rounding the CD off with a salsa taken on "I Get a Kick Out of You" is a fine idea, even if it's a bit more glitzy than the rest of the material here. If you thought the golden days of salsa were a few decades in the past, what's on here will show just how wrong you are. It's still very much alive, and kicking like a mule.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Label: World Music Network
UPC: 0605633117721
catalogNumber: 1177

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Delgado   Track Performer
Eddie Palmieri   Track Performer
George Delgado   Track Performer
Chico Alvarez   Track Performer
Ricky Gonzalez   Track Performer
Pablo "Chino" Nuñez   Track Performer
Wayne Gorbea   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Angel Fernandez   Arranger
René Hernández   Arranger
Jose Madera   Arranger
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jimmy Bosch   Composer
Pablo "Chino" Nuñez   Arranger
Pablo Yglesias   Sleeve Notes
Willie Ruiz   Arranger
Florencio R. Hernandez   Composer
Ernesto Ramos   Composer
John Santiago   Composer
Mercedes Alvarez   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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