Salsa Big Band para el bailador!
Javier Fernández, Puerto Rican pianist and arranger with vast experience in popular dance music, has been member of some of the best orchestras in Puerto Rico, including the one of Maestro Willie Rosario. In 1980 he began his work as arranger alongside such prominent figures as Ray Santos, Bobby Valentin, Jorge Millet and others.
From his beginnings he created a style based on dense and aggressive orchestrations, drawing the attention of many producers and band leaders requesting his services for their recordings. Some of his most popular works are: “Cuando se canta bonito” (Willie Rosario), “No te vayas todavía” (Orquesta Mulenze), “La Cuica” (Orquesta La Selecta), “Noemi” (Orquesta La Terrífica), “Pensando en ti” (Gilberto Santarosa), “Maldita Suerte” (Victor Manuelle), “Alivia mis Penas” (Jose Lugo-Guasábara).
This new album reflects all the experiences he accumulated throughout his musical career. It has been a well-thought out and deeply analyzed in all its aspects, managing to reach the primary objective, exciting and stimulating music for dancing and listening.
On this album you will hear the executions of some of the best musicians and instrumentalists of Puerto Rico and worldwide.
Each contributed their expertise and genius. Among them are Jesus Alonso, trumpeter of Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Frankie Perez, recognized as one of the best saxophonists and jazz musicians of our time, Jorge Diaz, best trombonist of the modern era, a member of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico and “team member” of the studio of Maestro Angel “Cucco” Peña, the percussionists Raul Rosario and Jimmie Morales, and other prestigious figures who left their mark on this great embodied production. The singers in “The Eternal Classic” are: Nahyra Perez, Rico Walker, Norberto Vélez and Gerardo Rivas of the NG2 band, Jerry Medina, Pupy Cantor, Papo Sanchez, Primi Cruz and Pedro Brull – great vocalists, each with its own distinct stamp in salsa music.
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