JOHNNY RAY SALSA CON CLASE
El De La Rumba Soy Yo
Revisiting a 1951 classic (El De La Rumba Soy Yo) originally done by La Sonora Matancera in a duet-format by a very young Celia Cruz and Bienvenido Granda, is the opener and title of this new production by the veteran New York City-based bandleader/percussionist Johnny Ray and his band Salsa Con Clase. Brilliantly arranged by Nelson Hernández and featuring the vocal talents of Sammy González Jr., this track moves through rhythmic variations tailor-made for salsa dancers of all levels. Ray again calls on pianist Isidro Infante to head the musical direction, in the company of Rubén Rodriguez (bass), Raúl Agraz (trumpet), Pablo Santaella (trombone), Héctor Martignon...