Grammy-Winner Marlow Rosado y La Riquena Release Their Newest Salsa Dura CD, "Salsanimal"
Submitted by: KCC Productions
Marlow Rosado releases his newest CD, following his Grammy-winning "Retro"
(OPENPRESS) 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 "Catano", 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 "Asi Son" another composition by Rosado. "Puertas del Jardin" is interpreted by one of Colombian salsa's greatest exponents, Checo Acosta.
Other artists on the CD are Jon Secada, Domingo Quinones, 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 Quinones 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 Riquena"
Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner