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Max Salazar
"Max Salazar was born in New York City and is of Puerto Rican descent. He began his journalistic career with the original "Latin New York" magazine in 1968. He's written articles on Latin music history, biographies, and concert and record reviews for several magazines and newspapers. He's also hosted the "Latin Musicians Show" for WBAI and WKCR in New York City. "During my fifteen years on radio, I learned which were the best sides on albums," says Max. "I do not receive new releases, so ones that are omitted here are recordings I have not heard. The albums I have chosen have been listened to and, I assure you, are quality salsa, ballad and Latin jazz sides."

Max_Salazar@descarga.com

Here are some reviews by Max Salazar

Alfredo De La Fé, Triunfo
CD (SAR/Guajiro 614),Re-Issued 1992;
"De La Fé's violin virtuosity on 'Almendra' enables this CD to be a must have. It is overwhelming." (Max Salazar, 98/99 Catalog)
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa/Charanga
ORDER TL-11917.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Charanga Colónial, Charanga Colónial
CD (SAR/Guajiro 103),Released 1991;
"This is another great flute & strings LP by Orchestra Broadway." (Max Salazar, 98/99 Catalog)
Category: Dance Traditions => Charanga
ORDER TL-10574.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Louie Ramirez, A Tribute To Cal Tjader
CD (Yemayá Records 9427),Released 1986;
"The best Latin jazz record of 1986 which includes Paquito D'Rivera and Jose Fajardo." (Max Salazar, 98/99 Catalog)
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-10710.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Cubanismo!, Jesús Alemañy's ¡Cubanismo! Featuring Alfredo Rodríguez
CD (Hannibal/Rykodisc 1390),Released 1996;
"This is the 90s sound of Arsenio Rodriguez. A dancer's joy."
Category: Latin Jazz => Afro-Cuban Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-14889.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Alfredo Rodriguez, Jesús Alemañy's ¡Cubanismo! Featuring Alfredo Rodríguez
CD (Hannibal/Rykodisc 1390),Released 1996;
"This is the 90s sound of Arsenio Rodriguez. A dancer's joy."
Category: Latin Jazz => Afro-Cuban Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-14889.11 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Cal Tjader, Soul Sauce
CD (Verve/Poly. 521 668),Re-Issued 1994;
"Released in 1966, this LP launched the usage of the word 'salsa.' LP sold 150,000 copies. It was aired on Latin, R&B, and jazz programs across the USA."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-13660.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Cal Tjader, Soul Sauce
CD (Verve/Poly. 521 668),Re-Issued 1994;
"Dr. Tjader recorded close to 80 LPs. For me, this was his best. Each recording included a rich melody which heightened the feeling. The cover photo of Tabasco sauce next to a plate of rice led to the coining of the term 'salsa.' This album started the popular usage of the word 'salsa' in 1965 before its spread in 1973."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-13660.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Cal Tjader, Primo
CD (OJC 762),Released 1973;Re-Issued 1993;
"Outstanding LP. It includes signature tunes of New York musicians Tjader admired."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-12010.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Henry Fiol, El Secreto
CD (SAR/Guajiro 1026),Released 1991;
"Superlative conjunto sounds. 'Trecero De Manigua' will overwhelm you."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-10584.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

La Lupe, Mongo Introduces La Lupe
CD (Milestone 9210),Released 1963;Re-Issued 1993;
"Lupe's debut recording sizzlers are 'Canta Bajo,' 'Este Mambo,' 'Quiet Stroll,' and 'Montuneando.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-12601.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Mongo Santamaria, Mongo Introduces La Lupe
CD (Milestone 9210),Released 1963;Re-Issued 1993;
"Lupe's debut recording sizzlers are 'Canta Bajo,' 'Este Mambo,' 'Quiet Stroll,' and 'Montuneando.'"
Category: Latin Jazz => Afro-Cuban Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-12601.11 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Manny Oquendo Y Libre, On The Move! (¡Muevete!)
CD (Milestone 9263),Released 1996;
"The track 'Oquendo Y Libre' sells the CD."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-15478.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Mario Bauza, Tanga
CD (Universal/Pimienta 360628),Released 1992;Re-Issued 2004;
"Bauza, creator of Afro-Cuban jazz in 1943, commissioned Chico O'Farrill to orchestrate 'Tanga' in a lullaby, mambo, Afro ritual, bolero and rumba abierta. For collectors."
Category: Dance Traditions => Big Band Mambo Jazz
ORDER TL-10632.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Mario Bauza, Tanga
CD (Universal/Pimienta 360628),Released 1992;Re-Issued 2004;
"This is another gem. Chico O'Farrill's orchestration genius is evident in five movements. 'Tanga' as a bolero creates a solemn mood, a reminder of Dr. Bauza."
Category: Dance Traditions => Big Band Mambo Jazz
ORDER TL-10632.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Poncho Sanchez, Bailar - A Night With Poncho Sanchez Live
CD (Concord Picante 4558),Released 1993;
"This CD is worth every cent you spend to own it, just because of 'Manteca' and 'A Time For Love.' Of the 21 versions of 'Manteca' recorded, this is my favorite."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-12392.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Poncho Sanchez, Papa Gato
CD (Concord Picante 4310),
"For me, the hippest 'Manteca' ever recorded."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-7524.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Pupi Campo And His Orchestra, Rhumbas And Mambos 1948-51
CD (Tumbao 07),Re-Issued 1991;
"Campo's sidemen on these recordings are Tito Puente, Joe Loco, Vitin Aviles & Bobby Escoto. Twenty-four tracks of Puente and Loco's tunes and arrangements with sizzling Loco keyboard solos."
Category: Dance Traditions => Big Band Mambo Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-10272.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Tata Masamba
CD (Mopiato Music 1990),Released 1996;
"Erotic salsa by an African vocalist. A must have for dancers."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa International=> Africa
ORDER TL-15332.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Richie Cabo, Mi Paisaje Musical
CD (Combo 2106),Released 1994;
"Great for dancers, each track swings."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-13448.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Rolando Laserie, 15 Grandes Exitos De Rolando Laserie
CD (Disco Hit 1512),
"Cuba's Gema Records first release in 1957 which became a top seller and placed LaSerie in the same class as Beny More."
Category: Salsa/Son => Son, Guaracha, Guajira=> Cuba
ORDER TL-11076.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Tito Puente, Dancemania Vol. 1
CD (BMG/Tropical Series 2467),Released 1957;Re-Issued 1991;
"Hot recordings usually get a few months of air play. This album received three years worth. It is TP's best selling LP to date, it has sold millions."
Category: Dance Traditions => Big Band Mambo Jazz
ORDER TL-11630.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Tito Rodriguez, El Doctor De La Salsa
CD (WS Latino 4175),Released 1969;Re-Issued 1997;
"Outstanding swinging mambos, especially 'Buena Noche Che Che' and 'La Ley Del Guaguanco.'"
Category: Dance Traditions => Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Pachanga
ORDER TL-16054.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Various Artists, Cuban Gold: Que Se Sepa, ¡Yo Soy De La Habana!
CD (Qbadisc 9006),Released 1993;
"Ten hits recorded by Cuba's most popular orchestras. An outstanding track is 'Oye Guajira, Soy Del Campo.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa Cubana=> Cuba
ORDER TL-12693.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Various Artists, Cuban Gold: Que Se Sepa, ¡Yo Soy De La Habana!
CD (Qbadisc 9006),Released 1993;
"Album producer Ned Sublette has produced one of the best LPs of Cuban recordings. Seriously, I would have to own this album just so I could listen to 'Oye Guajira, Soy Del Campo' whenever I wanted to ."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa Cubana=> Cuba
ORDER TL-12693.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Various Artists, Roberto Torres Presenta: Ritmo De Estrellas
CD (SAR/Guajiro 4002),Released 1993;
"For me the best recording made by Orquesta Broadway. Listen to 'Yambu' & 'El Comelon.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Son, Guaracha, Guajira
ORDER TL-12246.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Various Artists, Roberto Torres Presenta: Ritmo De Estrellas
CD (SAR/Guajiro 4002),Released 1993;
"This is the best Orquesta Broadway session and the best recording. The tracks 'El Comelon' and 'Yambu' dictate that you must have this album or die."
Category: Salsa/Son => Son, Guaracha, Guajira
ORDER TL-12246.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Wayne Gorbea, Cogele El Gusto
CD (Shanachie 66013),Released 1997;
"La Sonora Matancera lives via Wayne Gorbea's Bronx style funk."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-15876.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Willie Rosario, Nuevos Horizontes
CD (Bronco 128),Re-Issued 1995;
"Rosario's best selling album, hot searing salsa like 'Babarabatiri.'"
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa=> Puerto Rico
ORDER TL-14054.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart



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