Talk to Me

Talk to Me

by Nestor Torres


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In the tradition of Dave Valentin and Herbie Mann, Nestor Torres makes an impressive bid for Latin jazz stardom on Talk To Me, which blends his spirited, peppery and melodic runs with the veteran production expertise of Andre Fischer. As impressive as Torres is throughout, however, too many of the arrangements are straight out of Fischer's lush but softhearted Unforgettable phase, leading to some very quiet moments in between the much more interesting flashes of genuine energy. Too many ballads, including tender but staid covers of Elton John and David Gates classics, take away from Torres' ability to truly challenge all rhythmic possibilities of his distinctive windstyle. Program the disc through the orchestral sheen, and you come up with the essence of Nestor's soul, which lies in the fast paced worlds of "Forest Rain" (featuring Steve Reid like soundscaping) and the tasty, rhythmic "Sabroso!" An attractive listen overall, just a bit tame too often in the face of the much more impressive dynamics.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/1996
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0037628187523
catalogNumber: 81875

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nestor Torres   Primary Artist,Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Drums
Lenny Castro   Maracas,Timbales,Shaker
Brad Cole   Piano,Keyboards
Luis Conte   Percussion,Conga,Tamboura
Walfredo Reyes   Drums
Clare Fischer   Keyboards
Basil Fung   Guitar
Richard Garcia   Percussion
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
John Pena   Bass
Daniel Rothmuller   Strings
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Evan Wilson   Strings,String Quartet
Yoko Matsuda   Strings,String Quartet
J.P. Torres   Trombone
Aza Drosi   Strings,String Quartet
Tom Warfelland   Trombone
Bert Lavoy   Trombone
Douglas Guevara   Bongos
Andrew Knight   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nestor Torres   translation,Spanish Adaptation
Brad Cole   Arranger,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Clare Fischer   Arranger
André Fischer   Producer
Manny López   Arranger
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Richard Serotta   Engineer
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Diego Schissi   Arranger
Barbara Ransom   translation,Spanish Adaptation
Andrew Knight   Arranger,Spanish Adaptation

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