Alternate Roots

Alternate Roots

by Seis Del SolarSeis Del Solar


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The second CD from Seis del Solar (Ruben Blades' main backup group in the 1980s) is the band's finest recording to date. Seis del Solar's instrumentation had changed (tenor saxophonist Bobby Franceschini had replaced the synthesizers of Arturo Ortiz) and the group was a bit more jazz-oriented. Guest Michael Mossman makes a few appearances on flügelhorn. Occasional group vocals uplift the music, the rhythm section generally burns, and the band sounds quite tight. Highly recommended for Afro-Cuban jazz collectors.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/1995
Label: Messidor
UPC: 0733751583125
catalogNumber: 15831
Rank: 86224

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Seis Del Solar   Primary Artist
Michael Philip Mossman   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Guest Appearance
Robby Ameen   Drums,Guiro
John Benítez   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Bob Franceschini   Saxophone,Vocals
Oscar Hernandez   Synthesizer,Piano
Ralph Irizarry   Timbales
Arturo Ortiz   Guest Appearance
Nestor Sanchez   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Juan-Carlos Formell   Background Vocals
Paoli Mejias   Conga,Shekere

Technical Credits

Seis Del Solar   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Franceschini   Composer
Arturo Ortiz   Programming
Götz A. Wörner   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Mark Holston   Liner Notes
Bernd Deutscher   Cover Design
Johannes Wohlleben   Engineer

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