Tributo a Un Gigante
A mean, heavy piano montuno, accentuated by a cuatro guitar and anchored by a bass, sets the tone for the rhythmic line of the opening track (Si Te Preguntan), featuring the vocals of Tito Gonzalez and the impressive arrangement attributed to Carlos Torres. Bandleader/trumpeter Luis Gonzalez (a Ray Barretto alumni) pays tribute to his former mentor throughout this new production, Tributo a un Gigante (Tribute to a Giant), with scores and arrangements crafted in the traditional, hard-edged Barretto style. A brigade of trumpets and trombones adorn all the selections, with arrangements penned by Torres, Ray Santos, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Oscar Hernandez, Tito Rivera and Leni Prieto. Featured vocalists include Roberto Ortiz, Paquito Guzman, Tito...