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“Another end-of-summer 2006 surprise: a first-class salsa project that will keep the dancers on the floor…”
Bruce Polin, Descarga.com
Since its inception in 2001, Ray Rodriguez & Swing Sabroso have generated a growing
number of loyal fans with a hot “Salsa Dura” sound. The group’s distinctive style is the result of
the unique and extensive musical backgrounds of the band’s individual members, who have
performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin music before joining
together to integrate Swing Sabroso.
Ray Rodriguez & Swing Sabroso have just released their debut album appropriately entitled
Baila con Swing Sabroso, which has been getting great reviews by specialized media. For the
recording, the group enlisted the collaboration of experienced arrangers Oscar Hernández,
Paquito Pastor and Willie Ruiz. It also features special guest appearances by Dave Valentín, Ray
Vega, Pablo “Chino” Núñez and “Pequeño” Johnny Rivero.
Ray Rodriguez, Swing Sabroso’s leader, was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the birthplace of
Rafael Hernández, Puerto Rico’s foremost composer, and raised in New York City’s Spanish
Harlem and Brooklyn, homegrounds to Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and many other salsa icons.
Ray Rodriguez began his musical career at an early age and went on to study at the renowned
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music where he majored in music theory, counterpoint, harmony and
arranging. Subsequently, he continued studying at the Bronx Community College and with
selected private instructors.
Baila con Swing Sabroso is the premier release by World Stage Recordings.