Delectable Tropical Exotica from Frank Colón

Frank Colón – Latin Lounge

Frank Colón – Latin Lounge (Frank Colón, 2019)

Latin Lounge is the latest release from highly respected Puerto Rican-American percussionist Frank Colón. He has worked in the USA and Brazil, playing Latin jazz and salsa. On Latin Lounge, he delivers a deeply satisfying set of laid back tropical lounge pieces rooted in Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine traditions along with gypsy jazz, funk and flamenco, adorned with soothing sounds of sea waves and other effects.

The lineup on Latin lounge features an international cast of outstanding musicians, including well known names such as Brazilian flute maestro Carlos Malta and Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko.

Personnel in alphabetical order: José Arimateia on trumpet; Raphael Batista on violin; Julio Falavigna on drums; Daniel Figueiredo on synthesizers; Jamie Glaser on acoustic guitar; Estevão Lima on bass; Jr. Lobbo on electric guitar; Luana Mallet on vocals; Carlos Malta on flute, bass flute; Kleyton Martins on keyboards; Roman Miroshnichenko on flamenco, electric and acoustic guitar; Elton Ricardo on Fender Rhodes; Christiano Rocha on drums; José Staneck on harmonica; Mateus Starling on electric guitar; Mateus Viano on accordion; Cristiano Veneza on violin, viola and cello; and Frank Colón on percussion, drums, vocals and programming.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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