La Reina Peinandose
Latin - Salsa
Release by Brown Bunker Records (2008)
Format Audio CD and Digital Download
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Yet another interesting Venezuelan salsa project. These smart, stylish, uncluttered arrangements are the work of pianist-singer Alfred Gomez Jr. and Chris Holder, another pianist. The sound ventures beyond the boundaries of conventional salsa to include boogaloo influences ("Rosa"), pop ("Abuela") and other modern touches. Listen to the very contemporary Cuban feel of "Pa' Beber." This is world-savvy material that can swing, too. I like the use of the trombones and Rhodes organ on the old-school "Traicionera." With percussionist Luis Bermudez, trombonists Fernando Sanabria and Rolando Sanchez, many others. Highly Recommended.