Created for dancers, Transición is Salsa at it’s best! Electrifying arrangements will bring a crowd to their feet!
Accolades for Transición
“With the release of Transición, Tito Rodriguez, Jr. has raised the bar for this genre’s future productions. He has injected into this Latin music industry a new life blood, resulting in a revitalization which many did not think possible. His dynamic CD, tailored for the dancer, dazzles and delights—it respects the legacy of his legendary father and the roots of the music, yet blasts into the future with new possibilities.”
– Vicki Solá, WFDU-FM and Mundo Salsa Radio
“After years of patience, dancers have finally received the gift they’d waited so long for with the release of Transición, giving them an opportunity to express sleek elegance, coupled with swing, on the dance floor. Aside from the many original tunes penned on this outing, Tito Rodriguez, Jr.’s homage in re-recording his iconic father’s tune is the anchor on this ship’s voyage to happiness. My hat off to you, Tito and to all the professionals who have executed their virtuosic skills in this new recording. Kudos!!!!”
– José Calderón, WFDU-FM and Mundo Salsa Radio
Leader & Timbales: Tito Rodríguez, Jr
Musicians: Piano: Andy Guzmán, Samuel Gali & Pablo “Chino” Nunez, Bass: Kevin Pagan & Sergio Munera, Congas: Diego Camacho, Bongos Pablo “Chino” Nuñez, Trumpets: Louis Dowdeswell, Alto & Baritone Sax: Ismael Vergara, Trombone: Alex Zapata, Minor Percussion: Pablo “Chino” Nunez.
Vocalists: Gilberto Santa Rosa, Sammy González, Jr., Giovanni “GioBeta” Betancourt, Coros: Willie Ruiz, Alberto Navarro, Edwin Lebron, Giovanni Betancourt & Norberto Zayas.
Guest Artists: Gilberto Santa Rosa and Giovanni “GioBeta” Betancourt.
Accolades for The Big 3
“These three men are all capable Timbaleros, and this live recording from New York’s Blue Note, March 6, 2004 tore down the house.”
“The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, with it’s screaming horn section, frenzied rhythm section, and its high octane, bone-crunching arrangements is, by far, the most hard-core tribute record I have heard in a long time.”
– DJ Alert, Descarga.com
“The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra already may rank as the most brilliant large Latin jazz ensemble this side of Havana.”
– Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Leaders: Machito Jr, Tito Rodriguez, Jr & Tito Puente, Jr
Musicians: Director: Jose Madera, Jr Trumpet: Larry Moses Trumpet: John Carlson Trumpet: Hector Colon Trumpet: Jim Seeley Trumpet: Chris Washburne Trombone: Marshal Gilkes Tenor sax: Charles Lagond Alto sax: Bobby Porcelli Alto sax, Flute: Mark Freidman Baritone sax: Pete Miranda Piano: Oscar Hernandez Bass: Jerry Madera Bongo: Louis Bauzo Conga: Eddie Montalvo Vocals: Luisito Ayala Vocals: Sammy Gonzalez Vocals: Herman Olivera
Accolades for Eclipse
In the summer of ’94, cuts from Eclipse and the infectious Mujer Erotica played non-stop on Latin Radio stations.
“In the tradition of Tito Rodriguez Sr., Tito Rodriguez, Jr. brings back the traditional big band sound with a more contemporary sound.”
“Tito Rodriguez, Jr. takes salsa to another level for dancers on this cd. The big band sound is back! His fathers legacy lives through his son now!!”
– Ventura County Songwriters Association Website
Musicians: Trumpet, Flugle Horn: John Walsh Trumpet, Flugle Horn: Guido Gonzalez Trombone: Barry Olsen Alto Tenor Sax, Flute: Charles Lagond Baritone Sax: Enrique Fernandez Piano: Oscar Hernandez Bass: Guillermo Edgehill Conga: Eddie Montalvo Bongo: Tommy (Chucky) Lopez Jr
Featuring: Vocalist: Sammy Gonzalez Jr Timbales: Tito Rodriguez Jr Percussion: Ricardo Marrero
Accolades for Curious?
Featuring an all-star band and singers (including Ruben Blades) the album has sharp arrangements, excellent vocals, catchy lyrics, danceable songs, by a large big-band type orchestra and a real tight sound.
“A classic 1978 release, originally on his dad’s TR label. With Sal Cuevas, Cachete, Ruben Figueroa, Gilberto Colon, a young José Alberto El Canario on vocals — and a coro section with Adalberto Santiago and Ruben Blades. Jeez. Curious? has been one of the most requested reissues from the TR line and the arrangements and groove clearly demonstrate why. Compositions by Mayo Flores, Johnny Ortiz and Ruben Blades whose Oye Mi Son is the jewel-in-the-crown here.”
Executive Producer: Stanley J. Cohen Arrangers: Marty Sheller, Willie Mullings
Musicians: Leader : Tito Rodriguez, Jr Piano: Gilberto Colon, Jr Bass: Sal Cuevas Conga: Cachete Maldonado Bongo: Ruben Figueroa 1st Trumpet: Larry Spencer 2nd Trumpet: Richie Fernandez Trombone: John Kelly Tenor & Flute: Charles Lagond Baritone, Sax, Alto, Flute: John Purcell Singer: Jose Alberto Coro: Adalberto Santiago, Ruben Blades