02 May '13, 11pm

Review of my album "Sambumbia Radioactiva" from

Ray Viera Sambumbia Radioactiva CD (Cofresi Productions 89080), Released 2013; Editor's Pick: Those of you that feel that salsa has become somewhat stagnant or formulaic, well here is just the antidote. Singer Ray Viera (former coroista for Eddie Palmieri) has released his third release, and folks, it's a smoker. Viera's Trombao orchestra is reminiscent of some of the most memorable material of the famed Alegre All Stars. And, like the All Stars (both Alegre and Fania, in fact), Viera likes his band to stretch out and jam. This is most evident in his Descarga Esclavitud Moderna ...an amazing ride that only can only happen when you get all the musicians in the same room and hit the "record" button. That's just how Sambumbia Radioactiva was done. Viera thought is was important for the musicians to react to each other in real time, like a "live" performance. And this quality ...

Full article: http://www.descarga.com/cgi-bin/db/25103.10

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