Gerardo Rosales "Salsa Vintage"

Usted tiene en sus manos un disco que va mas Alla de lo común, esta producción fue bien cuidada en concepto musical y sonido, se unió la tecnología digital con el sonido análogo, los instrumentos son acústicos, el estudio de grabación la consola microfonia pertenecen al pasado, Aunque el sonido y el concepto musical es Vintage las canciones que usted escucha en este disco son inéditas las compuse especialmente para esta produccion.En esta grabación participan músicos que viven en diferentes países y estuvimos allí presentes para grabar su participación. Para dar el toque que faltaba José Mendoza mezclo este disco con el concepto de los 60 y 70 y Win Bult paso la música por la cinta en su maquina análoga de los 70, el resultado es un álbum nuevo para esta época con el sonido del ayer y las figuras de hoy, disfrute de esta obra musical hecha con responsabilidad y concepto para complacer todo aquel quiere escuchar buena música bendiciones a todos de Gerardo Rosales. 

1. Muñeco Abandonao (4:00)
2. Seduction Cha Cha Cha (4:10)
3. La Pantallita (3:41)
4. Profundo es mi Tambo (4:30)
5. Baílame Pegao (4:06)
6. Don Nica Nica (5:01) 
7. Dígame Usted (3:53)
8. La Salsa Venezolana(4:22) 

All compositions by Gerardo Rosales except “Dígame Usted”
by Eduardo Alfonso and Gerardo Rosales 
Arrangers Manuel Torcatt and Gerardo Rosales 

Musicians:
Gerardo Rosales: congas. bongo, campana, timbal, guiro & maracas 
Lucia Fumero: acoustic piano, fender rhodes & wurlitzer piano 
Samuel Ruiz: baby bass & electric bass 
Frans Cornelissen: trombone, solo on (Profundo es mi Tambo) 
Pablo Martinez: trombone 
Coros: Marcial Isturiz,Elvin Vivencia & Gerardo Rosales 

Vocals:
Freddy Ramos ( Muñeco Abandonao)
Marcial Isturiz ( Seduction Cha Cha Cha & Don Nica Nica )
Jean Paul Tamayo ( La Pantallita)
Elvin Vivencias (Profundo es mi Tambo & La Salsa Venezolana)
Eduardo Alfonso ( Digame usted)
Ramon Mendeville ( Bailame Pegao)

Featuring:
Maite Hontele:trumpet solo in (Seduction Cha Cha Cha) 
Joaquin Arteaga:timbal in ( Muñeco Abandonao)
Marc Bischoff:electric piano in (La Salsa Venezolana) 
Oscar Cordero: trumpet, flugelhorn & coros in (La Salsa Venezolana)
Martin Diaz:coros in (La Salsa Venezolana)
Jose Mendoza: shekere,clave,cata & vibraslap

Recorded at:
Power Sound Studio by Paul Pauwer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
El Patio Studio by Gorka Ruiz, Barcelona,España. 
Kiko Studio by Eduardo Rodriguez and Romulo Sanchez,Caracas,Venezuela 
Medellin Studio by Gabriel Vallejo,Medellin,Colombia.
Jorge Herrera Studio Cali,Colombia.
Reno Martis Studio Rotterdam,The Netherlands.
Studio JV2 by Marc Bischoff Schiedam,The Netherlands.
Studio TMF Factory by Martin Diaz Madrid,España.
Sound Music Studio by Oscar Cordero Den Haag,The Netherlands.
Mixing by:Jose Mendoza,Madrid,España. 
Mastering by:Win Bult at Inlinemastering Amersfoort,The Netherlands 

Production:
Photos:Nuria Aguade 
Packing Desing:ABCesar Group
Musical Production:Gerardo Rosales
General Production:Ebeth Gallardo 

The Reason  After recording many albums, have made many tributes and collaborated with various artists in the world of Latin music I thought, it is time to make an album with songs that shows as I am. Here you will hear Gerardo Rosales musician, percussionist, composer, arranger, producer and someone who knows a lot of salsa culture. What you’ll hear on this record comes from the experiences from my live, all this years. Salsa Vintage is a reflection of a life dedicated to Salsa Dura. 

Participants  I am grateful to Manuel Torcatt who transcribed each song and enrich them with his contribution, we shared together all the arrangements. Musicians and singers who participated in Vintage Salsa have given the best of their talent to make this musical work very special. Ebeth Gallardo gave me the impetus to make this album a reality, thanks to her organization and enthusiasm. José Mendoza, mixed this record, hi is specialist in analog recordings. He worked as a sound technician in studies of TH in Venezuela when recording taped to the Dimension Latina, who better than him to give Vintage sound to this album. 

The Sound  to be faithful to sound Vintage in this recording we used acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer piano, baby bass, two trombones, congas and bongo wooden cow hides, bells made in the 70s, an old LP timbales, leather maracas from Pan con Queso, natural güiro. We recorded the base congas, bongo, bell piano bass and trombones we recorded it all together the 11th of February 2016 at Power Sound Studio, Amsterdam. Power Sound Studio is analogous with microphones from  60s and 70s. After that we traveled personally to Spain, Venezuela and Colombia where we recorded the guests and choirs like Freddy Ramos and Joaquin Arteaga of Tromboranga, Marcial Isturiz, Maite Hontele and more. 

The Style  In this album there are different rhythms Cha Cha Cha, Son Montuno, Salsa Dura and Guaguanco. Although they are original songs we want to return, the sound of Eddie Palmieri, Mon Rivera, Los Dementes, La Dimension Latina and Willie Colon. I have been careful in the concept of percussion using on some of the song timbales and congas and other songs bongo and conga to give the ensemble sound to this album, there is a song in this album with the  influence of Afro Venezuelan mixed with Salsa to give a different touch to the Album and there is also a song in orchestra format with two additional trumpets

Musicians

Gerardo Rosales: congas, bongo, bell, timbales, guiro and maracas 
Lucia Fumero: acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer piano 
Samuel Ruiz: baby bass and electric bass 
Frans Cornelissen: trombone 
Pablo Martinez: trombone 
Singers: Freddy Ramos, Marcial Isturiz, Jean Paul Tamayo, Elvin Vivencias, Eduardo Alfonso & Ramón Mandeville 
Choirs: Marcial Isturiz, Elvin Vivencias and Gerardo Rosales 
Special guests: 
Maite Hontele: trumpet
Joaquin Arteaga: timbal 
Marc Bischoff: piano 
Oscar Cordero: trumpet and flugelhorn 
Martin Diaz: choirs 
Jose Mendoza: shekere, clave, cata and vibraslap.

Recording studios: 

Session Amsterdam - Netherlands, Power Sound Studio by Paul Pauwer. 
Session Barcelona - Spain, El Patio Studio. 
Session Caracas - Venezuela, Kiko Studio. 
Session Medellin - Colombia, Merlin Studio. 
Session Cali - Colombia, Jorge Herrera. Studio 
Session Rotterdam - Holland, Reno Martis. 
Session Den Haag - Netherlands Oscar Cordero. 
Mixing:Jose Mendoza. 
Music Production: Gerardo Rosales & Coordination. 
General Production: Ebeth Gallardo. 

Available in CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gerardorosales7