Tropic Heat

Tropic Heat

by Dave ValentinDave Valentin


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Flutist Dave Valentin's 16th album for GRP is one of his best. His regular group (a quartet with pianist Bill O'Connell, bassist Lincoln Goines, and drummer Robbie Ameen) is augmented by two percussionists and an excellent seven-member horn section that consists of the reeds of Dick Oatts, Mario Rivera, and David Sanchez; trombonist Angel "Papo" Vasquez; and three trumpeters, including Charlie Sepulveda. All of the horns get their opportunities to solo and the result is a particularly strong Latin jazz session. Valentin continues to grow as a player and he cuts loose on several of these tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/1998
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105976923
catalogNumber: 9769
Rank: 99866

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Valentin   Primary Artist,Flute
Charlie Sepulveda   Trumpet
Jerry González   Conga
Milton Cardona   Percussion,Conga
Robby Ameen   Drums
Lincoln Goines   Electric Bass
Bill O'Connell   Piano
Dick Oatts   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Dick Otts   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Mario Rivera   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Piro Rodriguez   Trumpet,Muted Trumpet
David Sanchez   Tenor Saxophone
Bernd Schoenhart   Acoustic Guitar
Angel Papo Vasquez   Trombone
Raymond Vega   Trumpet
Johnny Almendra   Percussion,Timbales

Technical Credits

Charlie Sepulveda   Contributor
Dave Valentin   Producer
Jerry González   Contributor
Milton Cardona   Contributor
Robby Ameen   Contributor
Lincoln Goines   Contributor
Josiah Gluck   Producer,Engineer
Bill O'Connell   Arranger,Director,Contributor
Dick Oatts   Contributor
Mario Rivera   Contributor
Piro Rodriguez   Contributor
David Sanchez   Contributor
Bernd Schoenhart   Contributor
Angel Papo Vasquez   Arranger,Contributor
Raymond Vega   Contributor
Johnny Almendra   Contributor
Josiah Cluck   Producer

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