Feliz Navidad y Viva La Musica

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

As we near the end of the year, I am often asked what are my picks of the year’s best recordings in Salsa, Latin Jazz and Musica Cubana. I am going to run down some of my favorites in no determined order. So, here they are: The Spanish Harlem Orchestra “Viva La Tradicion”, Luis Gonzalez “El Tsunami De La Salsa” recording “Tributo A Un Gigante”, Sonora Poncena “Trayectoria + Consistencia = Sonora Poncena, Various Artists “Salsa-Un Homenaje A El Gran Combo”, Chucho Valdes & The Afro Cuban Messengers “Chucho’s Steps”, Issac Delgado “L-O-V-E.”, Manolito Y Su Trabuco “Trabuco Una Vez Mas”, Hilario Duran “Motion”, Edwin Bonilla “Homenaje A Los Rumberos”, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet “Bien Bien”, El Gran Combo “Sin Salsa No Hay Paraiso” and Afrocubism “Afrocubism”. My advice to everyone is seek and find these great releases!