Baila Mi Son

Baila Mi Son

by Felix BaloyFelix Baloy


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Félix Baloy is one of the new generation of Cuban soneros, a good generation after the stars of Buena Vista Social Club. His music, under the direction of Afro Cuban All Star leader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, is more modern, not as lush -- but the quality is every bit as high. Just listen to "Mami, Te Gusto," Baloy's duet with Teresa Garcia Caturla, where the voices work off each other and David Alfaro offers a stunning piano solo, or "Yo Soy el del Sentimiento," with Gonzalez's fuzz guitar opening leading to a lively, energetic son that becomes a wonderful descarga, or jam. There's an absolute joy about this record, and Baloy proves himself worthy of all the praise that's been heaped on him in Cuba, as capable of gliding through the cha cha of "Van a Bailar el Cha Cha Cha," with its prim strings, as the rawer bolero of "El Mal de la Hipocresia." The arrangements frame his voice wonderfully, too, as on the rich bolero cha of "Los Es Todo Tu Amor," with its glistening flute solo. Baloy does himself proud, and Gonzalez gives him a band to remember behind him, some crystal clear production, and songs any singer would love to sing. Nigh on perfect.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2000
Label: Tumi Records
UPC: 0723723969224
catalogNumber: 100

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Felix Baloy   Primary Artist
Enrique Lazaga   Guira
Javier Zalba   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Ricardo Muñoz   Bass
Juan de Marcos González   Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Roy Avila   Cello
Jose Antonio Perez Fuentes   Violin
David Alfaro   Piano
Yaure Muñiz   Trumpet
Raul Gutierrez   Baritone Saxophone
Alberto "Virgilio" Valdés   Maracas

Technical Credits

Paul Morris   translation
Enrique Lazaga   Arranger
Efrain Rios   Arranger
Mo Fini   Executive Producer
Nigel Williamson   Liner Notes
Juan de Marcos González   Producer,Musical Director,Audio Production
Felix Baloy   Sona
Teresa Garcia Caturla   Sona
Gliceria Abreu   Producer

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