|Spanish Harlem Orchestra|
United We Swing CD (2007)
Siempre Celia songs With 2007's Grammy-nominated UNITED WE SWING, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra reinforces its revered reputation by offering up a lively set of salsa tunes. Led by pianist/arranger Oscar Hernandez, the horn-heavy New York City-based ensemble shines on exuberant tracks such as "Llego La Orquesta" and "Sacala Bailar," closing the album with a surprisingly simpactico collaboration with Paul Simon on his slice-of-city-life song, "Late in the Evening."
Audio Mixers: Dave Kowalski; Oscar Hernandez.
Recording information: Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ (11/23/2006-11/26/2006).
Authors: Paul Simon; Rubén Blades.
Photographers: Mikki Allen Willis; Jerry Lacay.
Arrangers: Oscar Hernandez; José Febles; Gilbert Lopez; Angel Fernandez; Sonny Bravo.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Ray de la Paz (vocals); Hector Colon (trumpet); Hector "Maximo" Rodriguez (bass guitar); Jorge Gonzalez (bongos); George Delgado, Pete Nater, Dan Reagan, Jimmy Bosch, John Walsh , Marcos Bermudez, Oscar Hernandez, Mitch Frohman, Willie Torres, Luisito Quintero.
Personnel: Willie Torres (vocals, guiro, maracas); Marcos Bermudez, Paul Simon (vocals); Mitch Frohman (flute, baritone saxophone); Pete Nater, Hector Colon, John Walsh (trumpet); Dan Reagan, Jimmy Bosch (trombone); Oscar Hernandez (piano); George Delgado (congas); Luisito Quintero (timbales); Kenny Baldwin (dancer).
Additional personnel: Paul Simon.