Picoso

Picoso

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandLatinWorld

With one foot in the Son Montuno of Eastern Cuba and one foot in the fertile Jazz-Groove scene of Seattle, Picoso satisfies the demanding music aficionado, gives the groove-junky his rhythm fix and keeps the people dancing all at the same time.

Biography

With one foot in the Son Montuno of Eastern Cuba and one foot in the fertile Jazz-Groove scene of Seattle, Picoso satisfies the demanding music aficionado, gives the groove-junky his rhythm fix and keeps the people dancing all at the same time. Says Seattle world music guru Darek Mazzone:

“The urban Latin flavor in Seattle is championed by Picoso… [they] are not afraid to stretch beyond what is comfortably known as Latin or world music. The vibe is very urban and very street, without losing the relationship to the ancestor sound.”

By fusing the rhythms of Cuba and Puerto Rico with the unique musical personalities of it’s band members, Picoso writes a few new lines in the ongoing story of Afro-Cuban music. Come prepared to dance.

Discography

In 2010 Picoso has stepped up their game yet again, in Mas Picao, their third release. A fine example of live Latin crossover, the album smoothly shifts between a classic salsa vibe reminiscent of the golden era of the 70s (think Fania) into a more modern yet organic take on cumbia, a refreshing live perspective on reggaeton that hints of bomba, and then takes it back to the roots of son and even a little rumba guaguanco to bring it home. Mas Picao is a party from start to finish, and Picoso has done a fine job bringing the fiesta that is their live show into the studio. With 9 original tracks, it is a pleasure to see this fiery young band continue to mature and to bring both innovation and tradition to the genre.

In 2007 Picoso released Vamonos Pal Mole. The CD receives consistent airplay on many radio stations all over the west coast.

Set List

Picoso has about 3 1/2 hours of original material. At a club-date, the band usually plays either three 45 min. sets or two 1 hr. 15 min. sets. The live performance can be tailored to meets the needs of any club/event.

Song List:
Guajiro Urbano
Evan's Tumbao
Puerto Rico
Changui
Sandia
Salsa Epic
El Tumbador
Lalito Boogaloo
La Senora
So Strange
Ragamuffin
Bling Blang Blong
El Pajarillo
Papa Jardinero
Canta Conmigo
Hay Una Mujer
La Negra
Luna Llena
Ya Llego Picoso
No Me Confundas
It Had To Be
Que Mi Canto Suba
Sofrito Rico
Son
Esperame
Noche Pasajera
Noche Sin Luna
Mas Picao
Gran Sensacion
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