GRAMMY-WINNER MARLOW ROSADO Y LA RIQUEÑA RELEASE THEIR
NEWEST SALSA DURA ALBUM, "SALSANIMAL"
The best music is that which reaches beyond its original genre. It
can move people deeply, even when the composer and listener are separated by
oceans. Such a work is the latest release by Marlow Rosado, "Salsanimal,
" on Big Label Records.
With over two decades' experience in the music industry,
Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and producer Marlow Rosado has developed a
powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording
industry. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to
reggaeton, producer, composer, and pianist Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand
in all of it. He is continually sought out by Latin Artists for his musical
arrangement skills, his aggressive montunos on the piano, as well as his
ability to direct orchestras for artists such as the late Salsa legend Celia
Cruz, Tito Puente, Jr., Tito Nieves, and many others. It is not uncommon to see
Marlow's name on CD liner notes, whether it is as a pianist, producer,
songwriter or musical director.
After his extremely successful second album, "Retro,"
which won a Grammy for best tropical album of 2013, Rosado is set to release
album number three, "Salsanimal," which he produced, wrote, and
arranged. It's power-packed with 12 original hard-driving salsa arrangements
featuring nine invited artists, each interpreting a song tailor-made for him.
The musical balance of "Salsanimal" is truly impressive.
Legendary salsa pianists Larry Harlow and Richie
Ray join Marlow in a friendly piano solo battle among the three
virtuoso salsa pianists. Harlow, founder of Latin Legends of Fania, holds a
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And Ray, "El Embajador del
Piano," best known for the duo Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz ("the kings
of salsa"), is still considered one of the best and more influential
pianists of all times in salsa music. The veteran salsa singer Herman
Olivera interprets Rosado's "Cataño", a song written
as a love letter to Marlow's home town in Puerto Rico. This dynamic sonero
is currently the lead singer of the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, where he is
featured on five CD's with the nine-time Grammy-winner and master pianist,
including "Masterpiece/Obra Maestra" with the late, great Tito
Puente, which garnered two Grammys. Mayito Rivera, lead singer for
Cuba's legendary group "Los Van Van" for over twenty years, and one
of Cuba's most notable singers, takes on "Así Son" another
composition by Rosado. "Puertas del Jardín" is interpreted by one of
Colombian salsa's greatest exponents and two-time Grammy winner, Checo
Other artists on the CD are Jon Secada, Domingo Quiñones, Alex Matos,
and newcomer De La Torre, a protege of
world-renowned producer Desmond Child. The famous Secada has won two Grammys
and sold some 20 million albums. Singer/actor Domingo Quiñones performed on
Tito Puente's 100th album, and demonstrated his acting abilities in the rock
opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Alex Matos, known as "el
salsero de ahora," is a winner of the Casandra Award and this
year's Premio Lo Nuestro Award of the Dominican Republic for his singing.
"Salsanimal" has been released on CD, digitally and as
an LP. The attention to detail is impressive. Everything: the mix, the
mastering, and the artwork, is just exquisite and refreshing. Signed to Fania
Records and with one Grammy already on his shelf, Marlow Rosado is most
definitely a driving force of the tropical music industry who can look forward
to still greater recognition.
"Salsanimal is a ground shaking salsa recording with a fun
combination of variety and surprises that will leave dancers and listeners
alike hungry from more tracks from Rosado and La Riqueña"
Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner
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