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Rica Obsesion

Llego Mi Turno
CD (Calito Productions 703556), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
Llego Mi Turno is the debut album release by Chicago-based Salsa band Rica Obsesion. There were some personnel transitions during the making of this project including the death of lead trumpter Micah Frazier (the cover art of album is dedicated to the late Micah and two other musicians who passed on, Richie Pillot and Victor Calito). In addition to the band's regular core members, there are quite a few appearances on the according by various distinguished guests including Chicago's powerhouse reed player Steve Eisen and New York's percussionist Bobby Allende. Willy Torres-Maisonet produced, mixed and mastered the project. The overall recording has a strong 70s Nuyorican Salsa vibe (including that steady bari sax bottom in the metales) - it's richly-orchestrated, well-arranged and very danceable.
There are a lot of strong up-tempo dance numbers in this recording, but our personal favorite track is actually Track 3, Baila Mi Cha Cha, which has some excellent call and response work in the metales. One of the distinguishing marks of Rica Obsesion locally is a deep coro, and that carries over into the recording, with strong vocals throughout. We anticipate that some of the songs - Dejala Con Sus Mentiras, Dinamita or Tu No Sabes Querer, for example, will probably get some radio rotation outside of the Chicago and New York markets.
Llego Mi Turno is a worthy addition to the libraries of Salsa lovers and is also further evidence that Chicago's Latin music scene has been underappreciated nationally. Hopefully this recording will help change that state of affairs. Timba.com (Bill Tilford, 2012-06-19)
Song titles include:
Soy Quien Soy
Lluvia (Agua Que Cae del Cielo)
Baila Mi Cha Cha
Dejala Con Sus Mentiras
Dinamita
Rencarno
La Muerte
Anacaona
Llego Mi Turno
Quitate la Mascara
Tu No Sabes Querer
Musicians include:
Dennis Calito (Timbales/Music Director)
Byron Calito (Congas/Vocals)
Harley Figueroa (Saxophone/vocals)
Alex Torres (Lead Vocal)
Junior Rivera (Lead Vocal)
Stuart Mindiman (Piano)
Nathan Rodriguez (Bass)
Micah Frazier (Trumpet)
Leon Q. Allen (Trumpet)
Joe Mende (Trombone)
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
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