The repertoire includes original music as well as a historical retrospective of Puerto Rican traditional and folk songs. Original music includes: Antillano, with a Caribbean rhythm and steeldrums, creates a world of palm trees and beaches; Celebremos/Rejoice and Gozando are selection with a Latin-jazz salsa beat; What If? is a reggae; Like the First Time and Monchito (dedicated to his father Ram√≥n) are more 'pop-oriented'; and Arub√° is a Brazilian samba. There are also contemporary arrangements of the traditional Puerto Rican aguinaldo and seis mapey√© in Aguinaldo/Mapey√© as well as of the mazurka in Aurora, an anthem of all players of the Puerto Rican string instrument, cuatro. In addition, Torres-Santos made special arrangements inspired on the 19th and early 20th centuries Puerto Rican danzas, Felices D√≠as and Impromptu by Juan Morel Campos and Luis R. Miranda respectively. Furthermore, it includes the beautiful bolero by Mirta Silva, Qu√© sabes t√ļ (dedicated to his mother Hilda Rosa). The recording ends con the first 'jazz' composition by a Puerto Rican, Perdido by Juan Tizol, trombonist and assistant to Duke Ellington. Participating musicians included: Egui Sierra and Ricardo Lugo, bass; C√©sar Pavel, guitar; Gonchi Sifre, drums; Carlos Cruz, rhythm programming; Ricky Rodr√≠guez, percussion; Angel Torres, saxophone and flute; and Luis Aquino, trumpet. Also strings musicians from the Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras with Fernando Medina as contractor. The CD was recorded at Digitec in San Juan, Puerto Rico and RTS Music in Los Angeles, California by Gerardo L√≥pez and Carlos Cruz; mixed by Gerardo L√≥pez in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and mastering by Greg Bartheld at Ignited Now, Los Angeles, California.
The repertoire includes original music as well as a historical retrospective of Puerto Rican traditional and folk songs. Original music includes: Antillano, with a Caribbean rhythm and steeldrums, creates a world of palm trees and beaches; Celebremos/Rejoice and Gozando are selection with a Latin-jazz salsa beat; What If? is a reggae; Like the First Time and Monchito (dedicated to his father Ram√≥n) are more 'pop-oriented'; and Arub√° is a Brazilian samba. There are also contemporary arrangements of the traditional Puerto Rican aguinaldo and seis mapey√© in Aguinaldo/Mapey√© as well as of the mazurka in Aurora, an anthem of all players of the Puerto Rican string instrument, cuatro. In addition, Torres-Santos made special arrangements inspired on the 19th and early 20th centuries Puerto Rican danzas, Felices D√≠as and Impromptu by Juan Morel Campos and Luis R. Miranda respectively. Furthermore, it includes the beautiful bolero by Mirta Silva, Qu√© sabes t√ļ (dedicated to his mother Hilda Rosa). The recording ends con the first 'jazz' composition by a Puerto Rican, Perdido by Juan Tizol, trombonist and assistant to Duke Ellington. Participating musicians included: Egui Sierra and Ricardo Lugo, bass; C√©sar Pavel, guitar; Gonchi Sifre, drums; Carlos Cruz, rhythm programming; Ricky Rodr√≠guez, percussion; Angel Torres, saxophone and flute; and Luis Aquino, trumpet. Also strings musicians from the Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras with Fernando Medina as contractor. The CD was recorded at Digitec in San Juan, Puerto Rico and RTS Music in Los Angeles, California by Gerardo L√≥pez and Carlos Cruz; mixed by Gerardo L√≥pez in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and mastering by Greg Bartheld at Ignited Now, Los Angeles, California.
698029000134

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Format: CD
Label: CDB
Rel. Date: 12/27/2013
UPC: 698029000134

Antillano
Artist: Torres-Raymond Santos
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $16.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Antillano
2. Aguinaldo/Mapeye
3. Celebremos/Rejoice
4. Like the First Time
5. Gozando
6. Monchito
7. Impromptu
8. Que Sabes Tu
9. What If? 1
10. Aurora 1
11. Perdido 1
12. Felices Dias 1
13. Aruba

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The repertoire includes original music as well as a historical retrospective of Puerto Rican traditional and folk songs. Original music includes: Antillano, with a Caribbean rhythm and steeldrums, creates a world of palm trees and beaches; Celebremos/Rejoice and Gozando are selection with a Latin-jazz salsa beat; What If? is a reggae; Like the First Time and Monchito (dedicated to his father Ram√≥n) are more 'pop-oriented'; and Arub√° is a Brazilian samba. There are also contemporary arrangements of the traditional Puerto Rican aguinaldo and seis mapey√© in Aguinaldo/Mapey√© as well as of the mazurka in Aurora, an anthem of all players of the Puerto Rican string instrument, cuatro. In addition, Torres-Santos made special arrangements inspired on the 19th and early 20th centuries Puerto Rican danzas, Felices D√≠as and Impromptu by Juan Morel Campos and Luis R. Miranda respectively. Furthermore, it includes the beautiful bolero by Mirta Silva, Qu√© sabes t√ļ (dedicated to his mother Hilda Rosa). The recording ends con the first 'jazz' composition by a Puerto Rican, Perdido by Juan Tizol, trombonist and assistant to Duke Ellington. Participating musicians included: Egui Sierra and Ricardo Lugo, bass; C√©sar Pavel, guitar; Gonchi Sifre, drums; Carlos Cruz, rhythm programming; Ricky Rodr√≠guez, percussion; Angel Torres, saxophone and flute; and Luis Aquino, trumpet. Also strings musicians from the Puerto Rico Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras with Fernando Medina as contractor. The CD was recorded at Digitec in San Juan, Puerto Rico and RTS Music in Los Angeles, California by Gerardo L√≥pez and Carlos Cruz; mixed by Gerardo L√≥pez in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and mastering by Greg Bartheld at Ignited Now, Los Angeles, California.