Cogele el Gusto

Cogele el Gusto

by Wayne Gorbea's Salsa PicanteWayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante


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Perhaps an early response to the success of the Buena Vista Social Club, Wayne Gorbea and his group, Salsa Picante, were finally signed to a nationwide label to record the hot Afro-Cuban collection Cogele el Gusto, a very similar blend of traditional Cuban son and lively Latin jazz. A fixture of New York's Latin jazz scene, Gorbea is very much a traditionalist, with a call-and-response horn section of two trombones and a trumpet in the classic Tito Puente/Johnny Pacheco fashion. A white-hot piano player -- check out the amazing solo improvisation at the start of the title track, both deeply soulful and irresistibly danceable -- Gorbea is also a gifted bandleader and arranger, giving each instrument plenty of breathing room for improvisational licks but locking the whole thing to a firepower rhythm section that underpins even the ballads. Wayne Gorbea is not an innovator, but neither is he a hidebound moldy fig; Cogele el Gusto is in step with the classic salsa and Latin jazz of the 1940s and 1950s, but it brings that sound forward as well, managing to sound both timeless and dead contemporary. This is marvelous stuff.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/1998
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351661326
catalogNumber: 66013
Rank: 97794

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante   Primary Artist
Juan Rodriguez   Bongos,Vocals
Frank Reyes   Conga
Wayne Gorbea   Piano,Leader,Vocals
Ruben Borgas   Timbales,Vocals
Kevin Bryan   Trumpet
Frank Otero   Vocals
Rick Davies   Trombone

Technical Credits

Angel Papo Vasquez   Arranger
Gary Gold   Engineer
Juan Rodriguez   Percussion Programming
Salsa Picante   Arranger
Wayne Gorbea   Producer,Percussion Programming
Joe Johnson   Engineer
Ruben Borgas   Percussion Programming
Rick Davies   Arranger,Director

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