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Oscar Hernandez and Alma Libre
The Art of Latin Jazz

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TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Art Of Latin Jazz (4:17)
  2. One Day Soon (5:59)
  3. Danzon Para Las Seis (5:18)
  4. Timeshift (5:50)
  5. Right On (5:11)
  6. ESPN Blues (5:03)
  7. Fort Apache (5:43)
  8. Entre Amigos (4:10)
  9. Como Te Amo (5:14)
  10. Alma Libre (6:00)

All compostions by: Oscar Hernández Taino Music BMI


MUSICIANS

Oscar Hernández- Piano
Justo Almario-Sax/Flute
Jimmy Branly-Drums
Christian Moraga- Congas/Percussion
Jorge “Sawa” Perez-Bass

Invited Guest: Gilbert Castellanos-Trumpet

Background Vocals on “Danzon Para Las Seis” Jeremy Bosch

Produced by: Oscar Hernández
Executive Producers: Oscar Hernández & Joseph W.Slopis III
aka “Wolfgang Von Einstein”

Recorded Live at Stagg Street Sudios, Van Nuys,CA
September 26 – 27, 2016

Recording Engineer: Bil Lane
Assisted by: Takuya Kono
Mixed & Mastered by Jimmy Branly
Photography by: Yari Ortiz


WITH SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA


Selected Discography

Year Album Artist Credits
2016 On Your Feet [Original Broadway Cast Recording] Arranger, Orchestration
2015 Original Album Classics Paul Simon Associate Producer
2013 The Complete Album Collection Paul Simon Associate Producer, Celeste, Glockenspiel, Horn Arrangements, Piano, Synthesizer, Vibraphone
2013 Viva Africando Africando Piano, Arranger, Composer
2012 Original Album Classics Paul Simon Associate Producer
2011 40 Acres and a Burro Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra / Arturo O’Farrill Composer
2011 Jazz Loves Marvin Gaye Keyboards, Piano
2011 Songwriter Paul Simon Associate Producer, Piano, Synthesizer
2011 Watch Out! [¡Ten Cuidao!] Mambo Legends Orchestra Arranger
2011 ¡Sonó, Sonó…Tite Curet! Tite Curet Alonso Arranger
2010 Causes Perdues et Musiques Tropicales Bernard Lavilliers Piano
2010 The Rough Guide to Salsa Dance [2010] Composer
2010 Viva La Tradición Spanish Harlem Orchestra Producer, Mixing, Piano, Leader, Executive Producer, Group Member, Adaptation, Arranger, Composer
2008 El Mas Alla (Beyond) Steve Kroon Guest Artist, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Composer
2008 La Isla Bonita: Cool Latin Jazz Piano
2008 Mucho Love Celia Cruz Composer
2008 Pulpo’s Hot Bread Pulpo Arranger
2007 Fantasia Salsafuerte Liner Notes, Composer
2007 For the Rest of Your Life Wilson “Chembo” Corniel Composer
2007 Sabor Criollo: Serie Platino Ray Martinez Piano
2007 The Essential Paul Simon Paul Simon Piano, Synthesizer, Associate Producer
2007 Think Global: Salsa Arranger
2007 United We Swing Spanish Harlem Orchestra Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Audio Production, Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Leader, Musical Direction
2007 Why Deny Marty Sheller Piano, Soloist
2006 Los Inmortales Adan “Chalino” Sanchez Composer
2006 Putumayo Presents: Baila – A Latin Dance Party Composer
2006 Siguiendo La Tradición Steve Guasch Arranger
2006 Very Best of Salsa Arranger
2005 Essential Guide to Salsa Arranger
2005 Jazz Improv Companion CD, Vol. 6 No. 2: Blue Piano
2005 Portrait in Rhythms Chembo / Wilson “Chembo” Corniel Arranger
2005 Ritmo de Vida 3D Ritmo de Vida Piano, String Arrangements
2004 Across 110th Street Spanish Harlem Orchestra Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Musical Direction, Composer
2004 El Avión de la Salsa Jimmy Bosch Guest Artist
2004 La Salsa C’est Pas Complique Azuquita Arranger
2004 Siboney Carlos Barbosa-Lima Main Personnel, Piano
2004 The Big 3: Live at the Blue Note The Palladium Orchestra Piano
2004 The Studio Recordings 1972-2000 Paul Simon Piano, Celeste, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Associate Producer, Horn Arrangements
2004 Tiernamente Celia: Sus Boleros Celia Cruz Composer
2003 Back With Sweet Passion Andrea Brachfeld Arranger, Piano
2003 Diaspora John Calloway Liner Notes
2003 New York Latin Jazz Tony Pastrana Arranger
2003 Premio Grande Mejor Album Mexicano Composer
2003 Salsa: The Essential Album Arranger, Piano, Composer
2003 Sex in New York City Afroditee Arranger
2003 Trombón con Sazón Demetrios Kastaris / The Latin Jazz Coalition Piano
2002 Hot Timbales!: Out of This World/Mambo of the Times Tito Puente Adaptation
2002 Jamming Luis “Perico” Ortíz Piano, Synthesizer
2002 More I Love Salsa: Essential Dance Class Hits Arranger
2002 Senor Kroon Steve Kroon Producer, Arranger, Piano, Composer
2002 Un Gran Dia en el Barrio Spanish Harlem Orchestra Arranger, Piano, Associate Producer, Musical Director, Assistant Producer, Musical Direction, Composer
2001 Cruz Control Cruz Control Arranger
2001 Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria! Producer
2001 Homenaje a Chalino Sanchez [Kimo’s] Composer
2001 Mambo Nights Conexion Latina Arranger, Composer
2001 Mambo No. 5 Carlos Barbosa-Lima Piano
2001 Pa’ los Treseros Nelson Gonzalez Piano
2001 Salsa Caliente de Nu York! [Music Club] Ray Barretto Arranger
2000 A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins Jason Miles Piano, Piano (Electric)
2000 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar Paul Simon Producer, Celeste, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Associate Producer, Vibe Master
2000 In My Path Steve Kroon Piano, Fender Rhodes
2000 Latin Broadway Arranger, Piano, Musical Director
2000 Libre Increible Manny Oquendo Piano
2000 Lo Bailado Nadie Me Lo Quita Azuquita Arranger
2000 Mandali Africando Piano
2000 Son de Melaza Grupo Caribe Arranger
1999 It’s No Secret Anymore Linda Eder Piano
1999 Lo Mio Carlos Santos Piano
1999 Longina Esther Borja Composer
1999 Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe? Domingo Quiñones Arranger, Director, Piano
1999 Twice as Good Rafael de Jesus Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Director, Mixing, Accordion, Piano
1998 Baloba! Africando Piano
1998 Mambo Yo Yo Ricardo Lemvo Piano
1998 Mongo Returns! Mongo Santamaria Piano, Keyboards
1998 San Bonan Bakithi Kumalo Horn Arrangements
1998 Silver in the Bronx The Bronx Horns Arranger, Piano
1998 Soneando Trombon Jimmy Bosch Arranger
1997 Latin Jazz Highlights: Messidor’s Finest, Vol. 5 Piano, Synthesizer
1997 Salsa Con Swing Eddie Garcia Arranger
1997 Songs from The Capeman Paul Simon Piano, Celeste, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Associate Producer, Horn Arrangements
1996 Carmen Jimenez Carmen Jimenez Arranger
1996 Cuentos de la Vecindad Michael Stuart Arranger
1996 En Transicion Van Lester Piano
1996 Ethno Funky Del-O-Jelly Beat Bangaroo Piano
1996 Golden Age of Son Felix Gonzalez Composer
1996 Gombo Salsa Africando Piano
1996 La Conexion Conexion Latina Arranger, Composer
1996 Libre Como Gaviota Farah Maria Composer
1996 New Spirits in Jazz Piano, Synthesizer, Composer
1996 Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City Piano
1996 Original Flying Machine 1967 The Flying Machine Organ, Percussion
1996 Right on Time Roberto Pla Composer
1996 Sitiera Barbarito Diez Composer
1996 United Nations of Messidor Composer, Piano, Synthesizer
1996 Vieja Trova Santiaguera Vieja Trova Santiaguera Composer
1995 15 Aniversario Ramón Ayala Composer
1995 15 Exitos, Vol. 2 Los Huracanes del Norte Composer
1995 A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC Piano, Brass Arrangement
1995 Alternate Roots Seis Del Solar Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Synthesizer, Composer
1995 Catch the Feeling The Bronx Horns Piano, Keyboards
1995 El Sol Eclipsado Oscar Hernandez Primary Artist, Mezcla
1995 Me Voy Aventar Del Puente Oscar Hernandez Primary Artist
1995 Raices Vivas Oscar Hernandez Primary Artist, Mezcla
1995 Reliquia Musical Maria Teresa Vera Composer
1995 To Travel Sideways Kid Creole & the Coconuts Keyboards
1995 Tras La Tormenta Willie Colón Producer, Director, Mixing, Piano
1994 Aventura Orquesta de la Luz Arranger
1994 Barbarito Diez Barbarito Diez Composer
1994 Charanga Tradicion Son Primero Piano
1994 Cuba… Mi Corazon Te Llama Candi Sosa Arranger, Piano, Synthesizer, Programming, Assistant Producer
1994 De Sinaloa Para El Mundo, Vol. 1 Composer
1994 Eclipse Tito Rodriguez Arranger, Piano
1994 Fogaraté Juan Luis Guerra y 440 Piano
1994 Frio Robi Rosa Piano
1994 Songs from The Capeman Words + Music Paul Simon Associate Producer
1994 United Rhythms of Messidor Piano, Composer
1994 Venus Richie Cabo Arranger, Piano, Musical Director
1993 Borderlands: From Conjunto to Chicken Scratch Accordion, Primary Artist
1993 Como Nunca Orlando Watussi Producer, Arranger, Director, Piano
1993 Good Times Junior Gonzalez Arranger
1993 La Guerita Tejanita II Jessy Serrata Composer
1993 Mambo 2000 Conexion Latina Arranger, Liner Notes
1993 Mis Mejores Canciones: 17 Super Exitos Chalino Sánchez Composer
1993 Mis Mejores Canciones: 17 Super Exitos, Vol. 2 Chalino Sánchez Composer
1993 New York City Ache! Bobby Sanabria Piano, Synthesizer
1993 Otra Noche Caliente Louie Ramirez Arranger, Piano
1993 Sima! Johnny Pacheco Arranger, Piano
1993 Vuelve Carolina Y Sus Relampagos Clothing/Wardrobe
1992 Amor y Control Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Arranger, Piano
1992 Areito Juan Luis Guerra y 440 Piano, Synthesizer
1992 Decision Seis Del Solar Composer, Piano
1992 El Que la Hace la Paga Rubén Blades Arranger, Piano, Fender Rhodes
1992 La Vecina Santiago Ceron Piano
1992 Soy la Voz Van Lester Arranger
1991 Black History/Black Culture Soul Vibrations Piano
1991 Caminando Rubén Blades / Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Arranger, Piano, Synthesizer
1991 Chango Te Llama Daniel Ponce Producer, Director, Mixing, Piano, Congas, Composer
1991 Electric Landlady Kirsty MacColl Piano
1991 The Mambo Kings [1992 Original Soundtrack] Piano
1990 Midnight in San Juan Earl Klugh Bass
1990 Routes of Rhythm, Vol. 1: Carnival of Cuba Piano
1990 Rubén Blades y Son del Solar…Live! Rubén Blades / Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Piano
1988 Antecedente Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Arranger, Piano, Synthesizer
1988 Cuba: The Dances of the Gods Vocals
1988 Nothing But the Truth Rubén Blades Keyboards
1987 Mind Time Dave Valentin Guest Artist, Arranger, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Composer
1987 Un Poco Loco Orquestra Conexion Latina Arranger
1986 Agua de Luna Rubén Blades Arranger, Piano, Synthesizer
1985 Escenas Rubén Blades Piano, Synthesizer
1984 Buscando América Rubén Blades Piano, Keyboards
1984 Carabali 2 Carabali Producer, Arranger, Director, Mixing, Piano, Synthesizer, Musical Director
1983 Tremendo Trio: Celia, Ray, Adalberto Ray Barretto / Celia Cruz Arranger, Main Personnel, Piano
1982 Calidad Adalberto Santiago Arranger
1982 El Encuentro Johnny Rodriguez y Su Orquestra Arranger, Composer
1982 Rhythm of Life Ray Barretto Arranger, Piano
1981 Carabali Carabali Producer, Arranger, Director, Mixing, Piano, Synthesizer
1981 Incredible Manny Oquendo Piano
1981 Into the 80’s Tipica ’73 Arranger
1980 Celia/Johnny/Pete Celia Cruz Piano, Composer
1980 Giant Force Ray Barretto Arranger, Main Personnel, Piano
1980 The Hawk Dave Valentin Piano, Keyboards
1979 Rican/Struction Ray Barretto Arranger, Main Personnel, Piano
1978 Gracias Ray Barretto Piano
1978 Lo Dice Todo, Vol. 2 Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nueva Yorquino Piano
1977 Lo Dice Todo Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nueva Yorquino Piano, Fender Rhodes
1977 No Voy Al Festival Ismael Miranda Piano
1977 Para Gozar Borinquen Tito Gomez Arranger
1976 Con Salsa…Con Ritmo, Vol. 1 Conjunto Libre / Manny Oquendo Piano
1976 Los Kimbos Con Adalberto Santiago Los Kimbos Arranger
1976 Tomorrow: Barretto Live Ray Barretto Piano
1976 Union Dinamica Kako Piano
1973 Asi Se Compone un Son Ismael Miranda Main Personnel, Piano
3rd Element Luisito Quintero Guest Artist, Piano, Arranger, Composer
Art of Latin Jazz Oscar Hernandez / Alma Libre Primary Artist
Baila Con Swing Sabroso Ray Rodriguez Arranger
Baila Que Baila José Rizo’s Mongorama Producer, Arranger, Piano, Composer, Soloist
Between Brothers Raul Agraz Composer
Dexter: Season 7 [Music from the Original Series] Daniel Licht Composer
El canto quiere ser luz: Cuban Choral Music Coro Nacional de Cuba / Digna Guerra Composer
Enamorarse de Ti Banda Troyana Composer
Floreando: Salsa Jazz Al DeLory Composer
Hecho a Mano Joshuah de Jesus Liner Notes
José Rizo’s Mongorama José Rizo’s Mongorama Producer, Arranger, Piano, Group Member, Piano (Electric), Soloist
La Maestra Los Bañales Juniors Composer
Land of the Third Eye Dave Valentin Keyboards
Latin Jazz [Nascente] Piano, Synthesizer, Composer
Latino #1’s 2016 Composer
Los Inmortales, Vol. 2 Composer
Madrazos Al 100! Composer
Memorias Musicales de Cuba Enrique Chia Poetry, Composer
Mi Niña Bonita: Reloaded Chino & Nacho Composer
Mictlan Region de los Muertos Oscar Hernandez Primary Artist, Art Direction, Interpretation, Mezcla
Noches Cubanas Composer
On the One Steven Kroon Composer
Pied Piper Dave Valentin Keyboards
Ritmo en Azul Orquesta Alto Maiz Arranger
Te Llevo Bajo La Piel: The Great American Songbook Goes Latino Yolanda Duke Arranger
The Humble Man Hamid Cooper Composer
Tonatiuhkualo el Sol Eclipsado Oscar Hernandez Primary Artist
Vol Vamos a Empezar Banda La Peña Composer
Without a Doubt (Sin Duda) Steven Kroon Arranger, Composer
¡Canta con Venezuela! [Sing with Venezuela!] Serenata Guayanesa Composer