An array of top Latin jazz session men come together for this tribute to Emiliano Salvador, includes the track "Salseando."
Personnel: Isaac Delgado (vocals); Jorge Luis Vald‚s Chicoy (electric guitar); Elis Regina Ramos (cello); Juan Manuel Ceruto (flute, tenor saxophone); Rom n Fili£ (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Germ n Velazco (soprano saxophone); Jos‚ Carlos Acosta (tenor saxophone); Henry Hernandez (baritone saxophone); Alexander Abreu (trumpet, flugelhorn); Miguel A. Vald‚s, Carmelo Andr‚s, Carlos "El Bola" Betancourt, Julio Padron, Alexander Brown (trumpet); Juan Pablo Torres, Amaury P‚rez, Carlos Alvarez , Carlos P‚rez (trombone); Chucho Vald‚s, Tony Perez (piano); Luis Barrera (vibraphone); Raul Pineda (drums); Tomas Ramos (congas, percussion); Tata G쳌ines (congas); Alexander Diaz, Aramis Galindo (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jorge Benitez; Juan Manuel Ceruto.
Recording information: Estudios Abdala, Ciudad De La Habana, Cuba (08/2000-10/2000); Roma, Italy (08/2000-10/2000).
Photographer: Angel Alderete.
It's so easy to label a disc "Cuban music," while non-Cubans sometimes forget how vague that label can. There's pop music, folk music, and jazz emanating from that island nation as well any combination thereof. This disc features the cream of the Cuban jazz scene, including Chucho Valdez, Hernan Lopez-Nussa, Tony Perez, and Juan Manuel Ceruto, as they pay tribute to Emiliano Salvador, a talented pianist in the Afro-Cuban style, who died much too young. A fine jazz disc with overtones of folk influences, PUERO PADRE makes for an enthralling listen.