Descarga.com review June 6-10-09
CD (Salsaneo 0822), Released 2009;
Oomph! Smoldering, finely crafted capital "S" Salsa release by the talented percussionist Steve Guasch and crew. To perform original material, yet to capture the feel of classic '70s salsa from the likes of Barretto, Pacheco, Eddie and Charlie Palmieri, Roena and Ismael "Maelo" Rivera was Guasch's aim here, — and he has succeeded with high marks. There's a lot of talent here including pianist and composer Julio Jáuregui, bassists Jeff Norwood and José Soto "Mortadelo." Also with congueros Paoli Mejias and Johnny Conga, three trombonists: Will Martin, Dan Marcus, and Eliel Rivero and many others. A fine job by vocalists Joe De Jesús and Marcial Isturiz. Influencias is a salsa collectors Must-Have, and a big DJ Alert as well.
Highly Recommended. (BP, 2009-06-09)
Latin Beat Magazine Review June/July 2009
Sizzling hot salsa dura from Seattle, Washington is what Guaschará delivers via 'Influencias'. Led by Puerto Rican percussionist Steve Guasch under the musical direction of pianist Julio Jáuregui. Guaschará is an eleven piece salsa orchestra faithful to the roots, style and sounds of the salsa music of the 70's. Fronted by the talented young vocalist Joe De Jesus, Guaschará delivers nine selections, all dance-friendly and rhythmically accelerating. The tracks are well arranged and move quickly with plenty of impressive musical passages. Guest musicians in the recording include Paoli Mejias and Johnny Conga(percussion), and from Venezuela Marcial Isturiz (lead vocalist on the selection Chango Ta' Veni), Eliel Rivero (trombone) and Jose Soto 'Mortadelo'(bass). Highlights include the tracks Bongocero, Chango Ta' Veni, the title track Influencias, and Homenaje a Ray.(RM)
Steve Guasch y su Orquesta Nueva Era were nominated to the Latin Grammys in 2006 for their CD "Siguiendo La Tradicion"
Steve has performed with reknown artist like Lalo Rodríguez, Larry Harlow, Héctor Tricoche, David Pabon, Adalberto Santiago, Michael Stuart, Paquito Guzmán, Marvin Santiago, Melcochita and Wilson “Saoko” Manyoma.. Steve Guasch y Su Orquesta Nueva Era have shared the stage with internationally known bands such as Puerto Rican Power, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Orquesta Adolecent's, Grupo Niche, Oscar D' León, Tito Rojas, Sonora Carruseles.
Check out my previous Cd Steve Guaschy su Orquesta Nueva Era "Siguiendo La Tradicion" available on CD Baby