The Sauce

To speak of salsa (musically speaking), we must take into account many factors while being very careful not to say stupid things. We must be well documented in the case. For me, a musician dedicated to these needs, and more than 30 years, also is a bit difficult to talk about this issue. Just because you have interpreted this a genero musical countless times, it means to be an expert on the subject, nor pretend that. But yes, we can document a little, and try to understand the matter, what if it is clear, and it is true that the song a old cowboy is not a sauce, as told me in an opportunity, a deliberateness client (where I worked in the orchestra) a To write about this, I refer to the expert in the subject. And for this I transcribe an excerpt from an interview he did on one occasion to Tito Puente. Latin music legend, Tito Puente, (which alone rest) excellent musician specialist Latin Jazz a says, and reads as follows: Interviewer: I believe that you do not like, the definition given to salsa music and salsa? how is it defined? Tito: a Salsa not a musical term.

The sauce is eaten, spaghetti sauce, hot sauce. The sauce can be heard, do not dance, but they call the music we’ve been playing for many years a the celery Interviewer: you, as defined? Tito: a The salsa, I eat Interviewer: a music you make, as defined? Tito: a Mambo, son, etc. to To define exactly, Latin rhythms, we should make a thorough and rigorous research. Work that would lead us to find out exactly what time it is born every one of them. In my opinion, the salsa was born in rhythm 1970, and I say this from experience. The sauce as definite rhythm is created by Willy Colon and Hector Lavoe.

But beware, you have to take into account a particular detail, and this detail, brilliantly exposes Jhonny Pacheco (another of the musicians, managers of the Latin beat), in an interview. Johnny Pacheco: a The salsa, is and always has been, Cuban music. The thing is we were an influence in New York, Cuban music, the arrangements were a little more aggressive. But the name of wine sauce, because thick to travel throughout Europe, in foreign countries such as Japan and Africa, where no one spoke Spanish language. And not to confuse people with what was a son that put all tropical music under one roof, and we put salsa. Not only that, but as those involved in the orchestra, were of different nationalities and to make a sauce You need different seasonings, then it also helped us to put to the music we were playing, a salsa . After hearing this explanation, one of the great exponents of a the celery , we can clearly understand what happened. The musical rhythms tend to merge at some point. This happened to Carlos Santana, when fused rock with Latin music. And (why not say) in our area, happened to The Chaps ; merged with a change, and was born a Chicana . But what happened with the sauce, was something quite spectacular mixed all tropical Latin rhythms. Well, then let us enjoy this pace that has enthralled and will captivate many generations, and start dancing.

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Bill

October 28th


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