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Afinando

by Conjunto Imagen

Johnny Pacheco with a touch of Willie Rosario but conjunto with a big band sound. Tres guitar verses baritone sax.
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. Imagen Para Ustedes
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2. Puteame Bien El Tres
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3. Mienteme
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4. Don Ito (canta: Tito Allen)
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5. Viajera
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6. Dejame Quererte
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7. Tremenda Rumba
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8. Here And Now
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9. Se Me Acabo El Amor
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10. Marcelina
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11. Que Buena Son Las Mujeres
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12. Vas A Perder El tiempo
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13. Afinando
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Conjunto Imagen was founded in 1989 by bandleaders Ernie Acevedo and Junior Rivera. Angelo Gonzalez joined as Musical Director in 1990. They have since recorded eleven productions. Three of those were under J&N Records entitled “Tumba, Tres y Bongo”, “Te Invita a Bailar” and “Mi Rumba”. The next six, productions were recorded under the Platano Records & Universal label titled “Algo Nuevo”, “Por Amor a Ti”, “Encuentro Especial”, “Imagen 97”, “Entrando a Milenio” and "Contra La Fuerza". a Christmas CD titled, “Xmas with Imagen” featuring Jose Fajardo & Yomo Toro was recorded under R&E records. Conjunto Imagen’s last production “Ayer, Hoy y Mañana” was released under their very own record label Muziq Inc. Records Vocals by Jesus Serrano & Eddie Rosado. Conjunto Imagen newest Cd "Afinando" is HOT,HOT,HOT! Vocals by Eddie Rosado, Johnny Ortiz & Alex Rodriguez.


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FERDINAND CARABALLO

Conjunto Imagen
Great cuatro sounds

Pablo Yglesias

descarga.com
Ernie, Angelo, Junior and the boys have been working hard, fine-tuning their sound over these last 20 years. At this point they have reached the pinnacle of their powers, and “Afinando” should help them break through, while keeping the dancers happy. This CD is like a beam of light shining in the darkened salsa scene in La Gran Manzana. What is great about their sound is the unique combination of influences — it’s as if the tight, Afro-Cuban conjunto sound of Arsenio Rodriguez; the punchy, up-beat attack of Sonora Matancera (those crisp trumpets), and the classic Pacheco sound of Fania (flute and tres) were interpreted through the dance-conscious, full orchestral approach of Puerto Rican salsa in the El Gran Combo or Willie Rosario style (lots of baritone sax, multiple vocalists, prominent cowbell). There are also touches of R&B (the English cover tune “Here And Now”), and the bass patterns are brilliant throughout. Like the band says of themselves, they combine sophistication and rawness, like the suits they wear and the brick wall on the cover of the album. I know I will be listening to tracks like “Don Ito,” “Tremenda Rumba,” and “Marcelina” over and over again. DJ alert for sure. Highly recommended. (Pablo Yglesias, 2009-02-01)

NESTOR LOUIS

This is the best of 2009 yet!!!
Is the weekend after Christmas and after spending too much time on keeping the wife happy by running around with her to all sorts of malls, I needed time for myself. I called a buddy of mine and he tells me he is going to a small lounge in Long Island New York. Not the nearest or most glamorous location for me, but considering how starved I was for something other than being cooped up at home, I was ripe for the outing.
After driving 40 miles, we got to the place and heard this saucy baritone grooving to a thriving tumbao. Highlighted by guiro and maracas, the dance inviting sound was coming from none other than Ernie Acevedo's Conjunto Imagen. I was surprised, not by the awesome quality of the band but by where I found them! I mean - Long Island?! But that's commentary suited for another time. The song comes to an end and in between the bantering between Imagen's front men and the dancing crowd, I hear my name invoked in some sort of shout out. For all I know there's another Nestor in the crowd. I hear my name again, I look towards the band and sure enough there's Ernie looking in my direction. I gotta say - that was kind of cool! If only I wasn't committed to a family and the women in the place actually gave a shit.
At any rate, the band finishes the first set and, in between taking care of fans by taking time to chat with them, accepting their praises for assembling such a tremendous band; Ernie graciously comes over and hands me his latest CD. We talked a bit and, since he is without question prominently growing into the role of a respected producer, I learned of his upcoming productions. Conjunto Imagen's second set comes and goes with me sweating profusely because of all the dancing I managed to get done. On our drive back, my friend - a working percussionist - and I are shockingly surprised by how accurately the band's awesome show is reflected in its CD. You know how it is when you see a show that baits you into getting the CD, only to be disappointed by the fact that it is not as good as the show you just saw. Clearly that’s not the case with this record.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary titled Afinando, Ernie Acevedo's Conjunto Imagen has put out what could be one of their finest recordings to date. Then again, after reflecting about them a bit, I can’t say Conjunto Imagen has, if at all, any bad records. Let's be honest, with a few minor linguistics shortcomings and other questionably dated material, all their records are extremely good. Conjunto Imagen has a substantial list of recordings, twelve according to their website (www.conjuntoimagen.com) and each is loaded with awesome tracks capable of becoming huge hits that could earn the band a huge following through out Latin America. I remember when I first heard them, I immediately thought of them as La Sonora Ponceña in a conjunto setting. When they added the Baritone, they morphed into Willie Rosario in a conjunto setting. This is the setting that works best for them and one that is clearly accentuated in Afinando. As it's evident with the group’s newest core of vocalists headed by the known commodity that is Eddie Rosado, Ernie Acevedo is cleverly positioning Conjunto Imagen to become a musical institution that's at the forefront of developing new talent. I think the time is ripe for that.

DJ LUBI

BEST CD OF 2009
Conjunto Imagen-Afinando
Written by DJ Lubi
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Afinando : Conjunto Imagen (Muziq Records)

Conjunto Imagen are one of New York's best loved and hardest working salsa bands today. Formed in 1989 by conguero Ernie Acevedo and tresero Junior Rivera, they play swinging salsa with that Cuban son edge reminiscent of the great Conjunto Classico. Pure dancefloor salsa for the the dancers, nothing too jazzy, nice arrangements with the conjunto "trumpet" sound augmented by booting baritone sax and cool flute from Angel Talavera. Both singers are great - Eddie Rosado and Johnny Ortiz - and the whole band swings like crazy.

For DJs, there's at least 6 or 7 tracks to play out. My favourites are "Que buena son las mujeres" featuring Eddie Rosado on vocals, and the fiery rumba "Tremendo Rumba" with Eddie Acevedo's congas really saying something.

They have the full spectrum of salsa locked down, from Cuban son to salsa dura, rumba and even salsa en ingles (though leave that one alone maybe) - something for everyone.

DJ Mguelon

salsa pal el bailador
Conjunto Imagen : : “Afinando: 20 Aniversario” : : Muziq Records : : Salsa

jueves, 01 de enero de 2009
Modificado el lunes, 19 de enero de 2009
Recientísimo trabajo del grupo puertoriqueño Conjunto Imagen. Afinando: 20 Aniversario es el nombre
de este disco recopilatorio de grandes éxitos de la banda creada por Ernie Acevedo en el año 1989. Un disco que
incluye los temas más representativos del grupo boricua y que hará las delicias de los bailadores más exigentes.
Destacamos canciones como Miénteme, Tremenda Rumba, y la colaboración especial de
Tito Allen en el tema Don Ito. Un cd salsero para todos los publicos

Geppo

Signori un bel disco che fareste bene ad avere.
Conjunto Imagen
Afinando

Etichetta: Muzic Records

20esimo anniversario per questa formazione di 11 elementi che qualche anno fa abbiamo conosciuto con l’album Ayer, hoy y manana del 2004, che ci aveva presentato una formazione dal suono fresco e divertente.
Il Conjunto Imagen festeggia i suoi 20 annio con questo nuovo album dal titolo Afinando che conferma a mio parere le ottime qualità di questo gruppo e la bellezza della loro musica in puro stile Quisqueiota.

Tra i brani vi sottolineo un divertente son alla loro maniera Punteame Bien El Tres e a me piace molto anche Mienteme.

Ma ripeto che tutto l’album è molto fruibile per la pista così come ottimo per l’ascolto e farà piacere sicuramente agli amanti del genere portoricano.

Noterete la prevelanza del saxofon che caratterizza questa orchestra.

Signori un bel disco che fareste bene ad avere.
A cura di: Geppo
Track List:
1. Imagen Para Ustedes
2. Punteame Bien El Tres
3. Mienteme
4. Don Ito
5. Viajera
6. Dejame Quererte
7. Tremenda Rumba
8. Here And Now
9. Se Me Acabo Amor
10. Marcelina
11. Que Buena Son Las Mujeres
12. Vas A Perder El Tiempo
13. Afinando

JAPAN

コンフント・イマヘン
LATIN / BRAZIL > LATIN CD > SALSA / TROPICAL

ERNIE ACEVEDO Y CONJUNTO IMAGEN コンフント・イマヘン / AFINANDO MUZIQ INC. RECORDS / US / CD / LT10896 / 2009年01月05日 / 1,890円(税込)

コンゲイロ&カンタンテのエルニエ・アゼヴェード率いる人気のサルサ・グループ、コンフント・イマヘン。結成20周年を記念した新作が登場。ティト・アジ7ン、ジョニー・オルティスほか、ベテランのカンタンテを迎えて、さりげなく渋い大人のハード・サルサを披露。名手マキシモ・ロドリゲスや、UKで活躍するウィリー・ヴィジェーガス、そして何よりエルニエが仕切る絶妙なバランス感覚で、耳の肥えたリスナーの方からも支持されること必至の1枚。これぞ、サルサのダンディズムだ。

Gianni.

si Junior puntea el tres yo bailo mucho mejor!!
…. si Junior puntea el tres yo bailo mucho mejor!! J



Hola Junior,

¿te adombraste a descubrir que tambien en Italia se escucha y se baila tu musica?

Aquì tenemos una comunidad salsera muy viva y Cubanoson y Conjunto Imagen son conocidos.

Hace mas de un año que “Recordando a Cuba” esta en el top de la hit de los djs de musica latina y la gente canta la letra bailando.

Hay muchas recenciones de “Afinando” en sitios italianos de salsa y todas son buenisimas!!!

¡Una gira de ustedes aquì en Italia seria un exito garantizado!

¡Te felicito Junior y gracias por tu arte!



Un abrazo,



Gianni.