Salsa Sunday: Willy Torres
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL
Finally, a New York salsa project to match the heat of this summer! Just in time for school, let this project be a lesson as to how to get it done right. Spanish Harlem Orchestra singer Willy Torres pulled together some top talent, including SHO's Bobby Allende on timbales, trumpeter Pete Nater, and guest singer Hermán Olivera. There's also pianist Efrain Davila, Nelson Negrón on cuatro/guitar, trombonist Ron Prokopez, bongocero Carlitos Soto and many others. Torres opens with the salsa classics "A Las Seis" and "Rompe Saragüey" then eases into fiery original tracks. He couldn't resist a new arrangement of Tito Puente's "Yambeque," and why not? It's a killer. Highly Recommended.