Directo al Corazón

Directo al Corazón

by Gilberto Santa Rosa



Evidently someone at Sony International advised Gilberto Santa Rosa that what the Latin music world really needed was more heartfelt pop love songs -- and that's exactly what he made on the 2006 release Directo al Corazón, although the CD begins with the confident, mature salsa that made him the superstar he is. The majority of the playlist reveals a side of Santa Rosa, arguably one of the most credible salsa vocalists around, that most of his fan base never knew existed -- the side that lives and dies for keyboard-drenched balladry -- although Directo al Corazón is still peppered with the simmering grooves and skillful improvisation that are more typical of Santa Rosa's records. The production and musicianship throughout remain top drawer, and even Santa Rosa's vocal performance is at his usual high level.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0037629681426
catalogNumber: 96814

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gilberto Santa Rosa   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Edwin Colon Zayas   Guitar,cuatro,tiple
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Jesus Caunedo   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Larry Corbett   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Peter Kent   Violin
Jorge Laboy   Guitar
José Lugo   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Arturo Ortiz   Bass,fender rhodes
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Efrain Toro   Percussion,Drums,Tabla,Cajon
Johnny Torres   Bass
Raffi Torres   Trombone
Willie Torres   Background Vocals
Tommy Villarini   Trumpet
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Evan Wilson   Viola
Shari Zippert   Violin
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Jimmy Morales   Conga
Milton Sesenton   Keyboards
James V. Ross   Viola
Victor Manuelle   Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Jan Duclerc   Trumpet
Rafael "Tito" DeGracia   Bongos,Conga,Timbales
Frank Perez   Tenor Saxophone
Moises Nogueras   Bass Trombone
Angel Torres   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Rivas   Background Vocals
Antonio Vazquez   Trombone
Pablo Padin   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Keyboards,Timbales
José "Jochy" Rodríguez   Flugelhorn
Joseph Fonseca   Background Vocals
Juan Ramón Cadeño   Vestuario
Tito de Gracia   Bongos,Conga,Timbales

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   String Conductor
John Kurlander   Engineer
José Lugo   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Remixing,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Arturo Ortiz   Arranger,Programming,drum programming
Johnny Torres   Arranger
Tommy Villarini   Arranger
Milton Sesenton   Arranger
Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer
Ronnie Torres   Engineer
Rolando Alejandro   Engineer
Javier Fernández   Arranger
Pablo Padin   Arranger
Frank Gener Villar   Graphic Design
Carlos A. Arcila Sosa   Photo Assistance
Benji Rodriguez   Computer Consultant
Jandy Feliz   Composer
Osvaldo De La Rosa   Copista

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