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Latin Music Vintage: “Barretto” a Landmark Salsa album at 40

Forty years ago, while still enjoying the success of his previous album “Indestructible”, Ray Barretto faced another challenge for his next album “Barretto” which became a turning point on the careers of several Salsa artists. The self-titled album “Barretto” was the follow-up album to what I consider a Salsa Hall of Fame album “Indestructible”. After […]

Omar Alfanno New Single “Verano de Estambul” (Video)

Panamanian singer-songwritter Omar Alfanno released the song and video of new single “Verano de Estambul” in a surprising Vallenato-pop format and with his usual poetically romantic lyrics. The famed romantic Salsa hit-maker of songs he’s provided to Marc Anthony, Luis Enrique, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, and many others has decided to re-take his singing […]

Wayne Wallace “Intercambio” Has Latin Jazz Diversity

How do you diversify Latin Jazz? Well, there are a lot of options, and veteran trombonist and producer Wayne Wallace does just that in “Intercambio”. “Intercambio” Delivers Diversity of Rhythms The Bay Area bandleader gave his Latin Jazz Quintet and several special guests all they can handle with a variety of songs and rhythms in […]

Willie Colon Ballad Single “Vida Mas Simple”

Salsa icon Willie Colon released the single “Vida Mas Simple”, a guitar-led ballad that previews is upcoming recording. I’ve included the official video below. “Vida Mas Simple” (la de ayer) was written by Cuban-American artist Nil Lara, and becomes the leading single of Willie’s next album, which he has been working on and announcing for […]