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24 Feb 2017

Seguida “Love Is” 1974 US excellent NY Latin Funk Jazz Salsa..recommended






Seguida “Love Is” 1974 US excellent NY Latin Funk Jazz Salsa..recommended
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Issued in 1974 on Fania record for Larry Harlow productions, Jazz latin funk rock at his best, heavy rhodes, organ, brass and b-boys percussion. Classic record this is the 1975 spanish press on Discophon in very nice shape. The musical direction by Randy Ortiz reminds me some Santana's works..............

Fierce and funky grooves from the glory days of the NuYorican scene! The album's a killer – filled with uptempo tracks that mix together Latin funk, jazz, and salsa – into an electrified groove that burns mightily across all the tracks! The album's got a great blend of electric keys and funky bass, layered against lots of acoustic percussion and cutting horn solos on soprano, tenor, and flute. Most tracks have vocals, and overall, the album's sort of a funkier version of the legendary Harlem River Drive album – if you can believe that! Titles include "Love Is", "NYC Blues Day", "Afro Rican Suite (parts 1 & 2)", "Mambo Rock", and "Funky Felix"..............

The Latin-Rock explosion began, when Santana first burst onto the music scene in the late sixties and early Seventies. While Santana was becoming popular in the West Coast, a young group of musicians from the Bronx in New York City wanted to build upon the Caribbean roots of Afro Cuban Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and New York City Salsa. The group is called Seguida. Seguida's music is a unique mix of funk, hip hop, rock, r&b, salsa and jazz.Building on the strong foundation laid down by the original members of Seguida...present day bandleader Steve Adorno, Record Producer Jay Henry and original founding fathers Lou Perez and Randy Ortiz, along with vocalists Lori Rose, are bringing Seguida into the future.Executive producers/recording engineers Jay Henry, Steve Adorno and Kevin Zambrana have been recording at Jay’s Native Life Studios in San Diego, California and at Kevin’s ZPI Studios in Queens, N.Y. Many special guests have been added to the already powerful Seguida lineup.

Joining veteran Seguida vocalists Lori Rose will be International Latin Recording Superstar Kevin Ceballo .K.C. will be lending his unique vocal sound to the new Seguida music. Our next special guest is an old family friend. Latin Jazz pianist Larry Harlow is a true living legend of Afro-Cuban music. "El Judio Maravilloso", as he is affectionately called by his colleagues, completely revolutionized what is known today as "SALSA". For Fania Records, he has produced over 260 CD's for various artists, and as a leader over 50 cd's including the Masterpiece"La Raza Latina, a Salsa Suite.” Larry also produced the now classic Seguida CDs "LOVE IS"....And "ON OUR WAY TO TOMORROW". The brass section is led by special guest and Seguida founding father, sizzling trumpeter Pete Nater.Pete has a reputation for virtuosity and excellence in the Latin music field. Pete has been performing with the biggest names in Latin Jazz and Salsa including Tito Puente, Grammy Award winners Spanish Harlem Orchestra and The Bronx Horns. Pete knows what it takes to keep dancers on their feet!the brass section is rounded out by Trumpeter Will Olenick ,Trombonist Jose Davilla, Woodwind section Phil Ocasio & Julian Meyers. Our next special guest is the young and upcoming vocalist Anthony León. Anthony is known as “El Nene Del Barrio” and has a fantastic vocal sound which really shows the diversity that he offers to the public. Young Cruize is on the scene! Cesar Cruz a.k.a. Young Cruize brings a fresh new Hip Hop sound to the inventive sounds of Seguida. Born in Mexico, and now living in San Diego, Cruize tells his unique story with pride. His love for music and consistent motivation gives him a positive edge, as he shares his story through his powerful words. Young Cruize is proud to be working on Seguida’s much anticipated 3rd album. Be on the lookout for our next up & coming young star! Jaelyn Taylor joins SEGUIDA in her debut recording performance. Jaelyn will be the one to watch as she starts her recording career representing the future of Seguida. Her vocal on “Red Light Green Light 123” is impressive, especially when you realize the amazing talent Jaelyn projects at the tender age of ten! Jaelyn continues to grow as an artist performing in theater productions, and live vocal performances in her hometown of San Diego. A bright future is certainly on the horizon for this very talented young lady…There will be more Seguida surprises in store so stay tuned . We are sure that you will enjoy Seguida’s 35 year tradition of music from the heart and soul. Latin Jazz radio stations around the world recognize Seguida's music, and numerous compilation albums have featured Seguida's music throughout the years. Seguida invites you to share their musical vision and journey into the future..............

Credits
Bass – Ed Montalvo*, Randy Ortiz
Congas – Chino Moreno
Drums – Manny Morales (2), Steve Adorno
Guitar – Jorge Arce, Lou Perez
Guitar, Vocals – Larry Falzone
Organ – Tony Cardenas
Piano – Larry Harlow
Timbales – Angel Nater Jr.
Trombone – Rudy Garcia
Trumpet – Pete Nater

Tracklist
A1 Mambo Rock (Theme From "Salsa")
A2 Funky Felix
A3 Sweat
A4 Fuego Y La Luz
A5 N.Y.C. Blues Day
A6 N.Y.C. Blues Night
B1 Afro-Rican Suite Pt. I
B2 Afro-Rican Suite Pt. II
B3 Opus-18 No. I
B4 Opus-18 No. II
B5 Love Is

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