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Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Anniversary

Read "Anniversary" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The 13-piece all-star salsa big band Spanish Harlem Orchestra celebrates their 15-year anniversary in grand style with Anniversary, their sixth studio album. Champions of salsa dura ("hard salsa"), this is a band whose technical skill is matched only by their consistent high energy. They have three lead vocalists, so the chorus singing is also very high quality--an essential part of a strong salsa performance. Opener “Esa Nena" is a fine introduction to the group's body-shaking groove, and the program rarely ...


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