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Tras La Tormenta
1. Homenaje a Hector Lavoe
2. Como un Huracn
3. Caer en Gracia
4. Todo O Nada
5. Dale Paso
7. Doa Lele
9. Talento de Television
10. Tras la Tormenta
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 81498
Personnel: Willie Colon, Ruben Blades (vocals), Luis Lopez, Louis Kahn, Leopoldo Pineda (trombone), Joe Torres, Oscar Hernandez (piano), Sal Cuevas (bass), Milton Cardona (congas, background vocals), Jose Mangual, Jr. (bongos, maracas, guiro, background vocals), Johnny Almendra (timbales, percussion), Nestor Sanchez, Eddie Ganz, Ozzie Melendez (background vocals).
Producers: Oscar Hernandez (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10); Isidro Infante, Cucco Pena (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).
Recorded at Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, New York.
All songs written or co-written by Ruben Blades or Amilcar Boscan except "Homenaje A Hector Lavoe" (Cucco Pena/Fernando Rosario), "Dale Paso" (Janet Becerra) and "Dona Lele" (Jorge Guzman).
TRAS LA TORMENTA was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Performance.
Personnel: Willie Coln (vocals, trombone, background vocals); Jose Mangual Jr. (guitar, bongos, maracas, background vocals); Leopoldo Pineda, Louis Kahn, Luis Lopez (trombone); Prof. Joe Torres, Oscar Hernandez (piano); Milton Cardona (congas, background vocals); Andreu Johnny Almendra (timbales, percussion); Eddy Ganz, Nestor Sanchez, Rubn Blades (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Oscar Hernandez; Rory Young.
Recording information: Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, NY.
Director: Oscar Hernandez.
Photographer: Ricardo Betancourt.
Arrangers: Cucco Pea; Humberto Ramrez; Marty Sheller; Willie Coln.
Tras la Tormenta marks yet another chapter in one of salsa's most prosperous collaborations: trombonist/arranger/vocalist Willie Coln and the powerhouse sonero Rubn Blades. With his trademark all-trombone horn section and rich vocal timbre, Coln and his band sound unmistakably powerful and dark. Blades, as the world has come to expect, is an incisive, fiery improviser. From the tribute to cantante and labelmate "Homenaje a Hector Lavoe," with its haunting rhumba-driven trombone intro, to the wave-like sway of bomba "Desahucio," Coln's ability as an arranger is evident, and unparalleled. With a band sound as big and dramatic as the artist's former days on the Fania label, and the big-budget shine offered by Sony, they are the Coln and Blades that their fans have come to know and love, as every note rings clear. The repertoire is expertly chosen, featuring songs from some of the most distinguished writers in the genre. Danceability and artistic excellence converge to make a fantastic modern salsa record. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez
Rolling Stone (6/1/95, p.62) - "...The famously feuding figures sing and compose alternate songs and duet electronically on three ballads. Despite the distance and their differences, the album is the best work either has produced in a while..."
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