Orq. Espada | On the Cutting Edge

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On the Cutting Edge

by Orq. Espada

Orq. Espada has briliantly blended the musical genres of R&B, Jazz and Salsa, to create a unique sound appropriatly titled Salsa Jazz, "On the Cutting Edge" for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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1. It's On Me
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2. Wasu Dayzeel/Amor (Interlude)
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3. Wasu Dayzeel/Amor
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4. Amor En Verano
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5. Dulzura
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6. Slow Jam
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7. First Love
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8. Song for My Wife
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9. Procrastinator
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10. Double Edge Sword
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Album Notes
La Orquesta Espada considered by many to be the top Salsa/Jazz band to come out of CT region. The full orchestra is comprised of 11 members, which utilizes a wide range of original Salsa & Brazilian rhythms to create a spicy brand of music. Espada has headlined many festivals and have performed and opened for such greats as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Claudio Roditi, Roy Ayers, and others. The band was formed in 1982 by Ray Santiago,William Fluker,Doug Long and Ivan Santiago. Espada has remained relatively the same throughout the 30 year history. Over the years, band leader Ray Santiago has composed and arranged many compositions and recordings with co-band members W.Fluker,D.Long,M.Ocasio,K.Jensen, and lyricist Luis Roman. Orq. Espada released their "On Orchard Beach" cd in 2000. For the next 8 years the group traveled throughout the East Coast performing at various venues, performing at shows, Bronx Music Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival and La Copa in Miami Fl. The band has also hosted a yearly Salsa Meets Jazz Festival venue and has performed with grammy nominated Claudio Roditi, grammy winner Dave Valentin, Pete Escovido upcoming jazz pianist Zaccai Curtis and trumpeteer Joel Gonzalez- Vierra.
In 2012 the band started recording their new cd "On The Cutting Edge" , due to be released in spring of 2013.
The bands focus for 2013 and beyond is to present its fiery brand of salsa and latin jazz for the publics dancing and listening pleasure.


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