Tommy Olivencia

#1
What is your favourite Tommy Olivencia album after plante bandera? It seems the majority choose plante bandera as their favorite Olivencia album so im going to shake the tree and ask you to choose something else.

Go ahead and choose your top 2 or 3.
 
#4
La Nueva Sensacion is a very well balanced recording. At that time, the orchestra sounds impeccable; there were playing almost every day in local prestigious hotels (btw, the front picture was shot in San Jerónimo Hotel in Condado, San Juan). Most of it's songs were radio hits then.

Trivia fact: Planté Bandera, Introducing, El Negro Chombo and La Primerísima were produced by Luis "Perico" Ortiz. Most of the arrangements in those LP's were created by Perico. He also played the trumpet and made a few solos.
At that time in 1976, Luis was also recording with the Fania All Stars.

That said, I'm still wondering why Jerry Masucci doesn't offered him a contract to bring his orchestra in the Fania label. I guess Jerry at that time was more interested in going mainstream/commercial and Perico's concept was not well received as "profitable".

Time proved Perico right when he went solo and started his own record label, New Generation, and made his own albums with his Orchestra and Rafael De Jesús. In the late 70's the success of "Super Salsa", "One Of A Kind" and "El Astro" was HUGE and brought a lot of headaches to Fania executives in the popularity/selling charts.
 
#5
I loved all of Olivencia's bands stuff but my favorite albums after Plante Bandera were El Negro Chombo, Sweat Trumpet, Hot Salsa, 30 Aniversario, Vive La Leyenda (his last full studio album in my opinion is underrated)
 
#9
Time proved Perico right when he went solo and started his own record label, New Generation, and made his own albums with his Orchestra and Rafael De Jesús. In the late 70's the success of "Super Salsa", "One Of A Kind" and "El Astro" was HUGE and brought a lot of headaches to Fania executives in the popularity/selling charts.
Yes. Great albums! I cannot say enough about Perico -- his killer albums and band, his phenomenal trumpet playing, his arranging, and his role as a progressive forward thinking innovator and band leader. Incredible what he accomplished in the late 70's and 80's.
 
#10
I agree %200, Perico to me is legendary, the amount of music that he is featured on either as an arranger, producer, trumpet player. corista, composer while still directing and doing all of this with his band is nothing short of genius.
 
#12
at that time, Perico also recorded with Johnny Pacheco and Fania All Stars. in most of that albums his participation was unaccredited.
Exactly, Quimbara, Toro Mata with Johnny and Celia, Tambo, Maestro De Rumberos, w/ Quintana, En Orbita , Coro Miyare With Fania All Starts all featured his magical trumpet and arrangements, the list is endless. What a musician.
 

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