" Trombón con Sazón is a great title for a recording. It's been available for some time, but nobody ever used it. And it is a good thing that Demetrios Kastaris thought of it, because his music really gives it a meaning. This album should please lovers of Latin Jazz and Salsa alike. Although the trombone, played by Kastaris, is the king here, the band has a powerful brass section that includes Ray Vega and Steve Gluzband (trumpets), Pete McGuiness (trombone), and Connie Grossman (flute). Some of the special guests in some cuts are Dave Valentin (flute), Claudio Roditi (trumpet), Mitch Frohman (tenor sax, flute), Kimson Plaut and Edy Martínez (piano), and others. This combination is capable of generating explosive results... Believe or not, this band was created in 1986. It is not until now that we have the pleasure to enjoy it. Demetrios Kastaris had to wait a long time, and, like an old vintage wine, his music has that special flavor. I'm sure that we'll be hearing from this band again." Eric Gonzalez, Oasis Salsero
Trombón con Sazón was placed in various top spots the New York City, Miami, and San Francisco Top 20 Hit Parade Poll in Latin Beat Magazine for 16 straight months beginning in August of the year 2000. The recording was placed in the number one spot in February of 2001 in New York City by Vicki Sola of WFDU 89.1 FM!
Demetrios Kastaris – trombone, bass trombone, conch shells, shofar, coro, arranger, leader; Dave Valentin – flute, alto flute, wood flutes, ocarina, whistles; Claudio Roditi – trumpet, flugelhorn; Edy Martinez – piano; Oscar Hernandez – piano; Ray Vega – trumpet, flugelhorn; Paquito Pastor – piano, arranger; Pete McGuinness – trombone, arranger; Mitch Frohman – tenor saxophone; Johnny Rodriguez – güiro, maracas; Angel Rodriguez – bongos, shekere, bells, quinto, coro; Hiram Remón – lead singer, sonero; Steve Gluzband – trumpet, flugelhorn; Connie Grossman – flute, wood flute; Alí Bello – violin; Victor Rendón – timbales; Jeff Kruh – piano, synthesizer (vibes); Mario Rodriguez – bass; Jerome Goldschmidt – congas, shekere; Ray (Rico) Rodriguez – baritone saxophone; Kimson Plaut – piano; Freddy Zanella – bass; Andrew Sussman – cello;
Memo Acevedo – timbales, drums, Brazilian percussion, coro.