[JPL] Re: Sabor Tropical - Honolulu, Hawaii - The Best of 2008

Ray Cruz rcruz at hawaiipublicradio.org
Sun Jan 4 16:17:21 EST 2009

Sabor Tropical - The Best of 2008!

2008 has been another banner year for new, as well as, established Salsa 
& Latin Jazz artists. In our picks for the Best of 2008, you might
recognize some of the artists as they continually record good music for
the dance floors and radio. Some are new artists that even the
connoisseur’s of good Latin music wouldn’t recognize if they saw them in
their favorite record store displays or at listening stations.

A special thanks goes out to the artists, labels and promotions personell
who provided HPR & Sabor Tropical with tools that help us promote Latin
Music in Hawaii. With your help we continue to help make the latin genre
what is today...an international phenomenon. Whole new generations of 
enthusiasts are getting to hear these artists and hear for themselves what
some refer to as the "Golden Age of Salsa & Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz ".

We are definitely looking forward to more good music being recorded and to
the growth of the Salsa and Afro Cuban - Latin Jazz genres in 2009.

These selections are in no particular order of rating.

We at Sabor Tropical leave that
..up to you

Ray Cruz
Sabor Tropical
89.3FM KIPO Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii Public Radio


Jose Lugo – Guasabara – Sony Norte / Caminalo
Jerry Medina & Pedro Brull - Estacion Candela – Envidia
Sammy Garcia y El Sabor De P.R. – Por Buen Camino - Codiscos
New Swing Sextet – Back on The Streets Vol.#2 – Fania/Universal
Jesus Pagan y su Orquesta – Salsa De La Mata – EGJ Records
Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad – Salsa Para El Mundo Entero – JPAM
Various Artists - Salsa, A Musical History 4 CD Set – Fania E-Musica
3D Ritmo De Vida – Que Siga La Rumba – Gotham Music
Orquesta Antonetti – Sigue El Paso – M & A Music
Alex Wilson – Salsa Con Soul – Alex Wilson Records
Willy Torres – Lo Que Traigo Yo – Willy’s NYC Salsa Project – Latin Street
Orquesta Magia Caribena – Llego La Salsa II Parte - MCR
Charansalsa – Para Bailar y Gozar – Muziq Records
Nestor Torres – Nouveau Latino – Diamond Light Records
Randy Plaza – Legacia De La Salsa – Randy Plaza
Luis Dicupe - Dicupe II – Luis Dicupe
Bronx Orquesta – Pisando Fuerte – Zazon
David Cedeno – Afinando y Afincando – Evoda Libertad
El Klan – Manifestación Musical Urbana Del Caribe -  Porfi/Vibra
Deldongo – Pueblo Populaire – Deldongo
DLG – Renacer – La Calle Records
Gloria Estefan – 90 Millas – Sony BMG Burgandy
Jerry Medina & Pedro Brull – Estacion Candela - Envidia
Orquesta Miramar – Voliendo A Las Raices – Afinque
Rick Capanelli – Salsa Como Debe De Ser – Ricky Capanelli
Black Sugar Sextet – Estamos Azucar – Latin Sound Records

Afro - Cuban Latin Jazz

Luis Mario Ochoa – Momentos Cubanos – Cuban Music Productions
Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon – Pulpo’s Hot Bread – The Mambo Project
Paquito D’Rivera – Spice it Up! The Best of Paquito D’Rivera – Chesky
Bebo Valdes & Javier Colina – Live at the Village Vanguard -  Sony Norte /
Calle 54
Wayne Wallace – The Nature of the Beat – Patois
Sacha – Simply Sacha – Diva Latina Productions
Steven Kroon – El Mas Alla  (Beyond) – Kroonatune Records
The Caribbean Jazz Project – Afro-Bop Alliance – Heads Up
Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter – Half Note Records
Miguel Zenon – Awake – Marsalis Music
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra – Song For Chico – Zoho
Edy Martinez & His Jazz Orchestra – Midnight Jazz Affair – Import
Nestor Torres – Nouveau Latino – Diamond Light Records
Hot House – Cuban Tribute To Charlie Parker – Hot House
Latin Giants of Jazz – Trip To Mamboland – Gigante Records
Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet – After Winter, Spring – Cuch Be
Witcha Productions
Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround – Turnaround

Fania E-Musica Remastered Series

Tito Puente – The Complete 78’s Volumes 1&2
Hector LaVoe – Tu Bien Lo Sabes
The House That Al Built – The Alegre Records Story: 1957 – 1977 2CD Set
NYC Salsa: The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York – Volumes 1-2-3
Salsa: A Musical History – 4CD Set
Ruben Blades – Poeta Del Pueblo
Ray Barretto – Que Viva La Musica
Willie Colon – Siembra – 30th Anniversary Edition
Celia Cruz & Tito Puente – Algo Especial Para Recordar
Fania All Stars –  Campeones: A Band And Their Music

Ray Cruz
Hawaii Public Radio
Honolulu Hawaii
808-955-8821 Office/Receptionist
808-226-1221 Cellular

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