Que Suenen los Tambores

Que Suenen los Tambores

by Victor Manuelle

CD

Overview

Victor Manuelle pre-released three singles from Que Suenen los Tambores. Fans reacted well to their rhythmic and stylistic diversity. The title track was his 24th trip to the top spot on the Tropical Songs Airplay chart. Its charging trombones, fierce montunos, and frenetic congas and claves helped to deliver one of the very best salsa tunes in his career. The second single, "Agua Bendita," is the album opener. It commences with a lithe vallenato accordion recalling the singer's collaborations with Jorge Celedon. It quickly shifts into one of Manuelle's familiar salsa romanticos yet transforms further still after the chorus enters. His soneros experiment with different phrasing as myriad Latin rhythms slip in and out of the track's salsa frame. The string-laden ballad "Algo le Pasa a Mi Héroe" was the third single. Melancholic and lovely, it reveals the very personal toll Alzheimer's disease takes on the sufferer and his or her family (in this case, Manuelle's father). These three cuts offer a way in to Que Suenen los Tambores. "La Vida Perfecta" weds breezy bachata to salsa moderna, with ingenious horn charts and a vocal chorus line that weds pop and jazz. "Sal a Bailar" is a smoking party anthem that will drive everyone to the dancefloor, while "Isabela," a classic salsa (with soaring trombones), is a loving and celebratory tribute to the Puerto Rican town where Manuelle was raised. When taken together, all 13 tracks (there are two different versions of the title tune) on Que Suenen los Tambores offer an ambitious, dizzying statement that combines everything the singer does best with wide-ranging ambition as he experiments with many rhythmic styles. It is one of the sharpest and most focused records of his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2015
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0888750212122
catalogNumber: 502121

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victor Manuelle   Primary Artist
Jorge Laboy   Acoustic Guitar
Jan Duclerc   Trumpet
Samuel García   Conga,Hand Percussion
Carmelo Alvarez   Bongos
Jose Ruiz   Trumpet
Jose Santiago   Batucada
Diego Centeno   Batucada
Jesús Alonso   Trumpet
Andres Castro   Arreglos
Jorge Díaz Ortiz   Trombone
Efrain "Junito" Davila   Piano,Arreglos
Ricardo Porrata   Coro
Norberto Vélez   Coro
Michelle Sotomayor   Coro
Frank A. Suárez   Arreglos
Harry Aponte   Piano,Keyboards,Arreglos
Eliud Cintron   Trombone
Carlos García   Arreglos
Raúl Rosario   Timbales
Richard "Jay" López   Violin
Carlitos García   Piano
Felix Pizarro   Batucada
Arbise González   Arreglos
Antonio "Toñito" Vázquez   Trombone
Jay Lugo   Arreglos
Ángel Machado   Trumpet
Juan L. Picorelli   Timbales
Joseph Correa   Batucada
José Maysonet   Batucada
James Hernánez   Arreglos
Israel Vélez-Panderos   Guiro
Wilfredo Dávila   Batucada
Samuel Vélez   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer
Rolando Alejandro   Engineering
Juan Pablo Diaz   Composer
Wilfran Castillo   Composer
Andres Castro   Composer
Erika Ender   Composer
Daniel Santacruz   Composer
Juan José Hernandez   Composer
Osmany Ernesto Espinosa Morales   Composer
Víctor M. Ruíz   Composer,Executive Producer
David Lapointe   Marketing
José "Gocho" Torres   Composer
Arbise González   Producer

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