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La Nueva Combinacion

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Headed up by salsa scene mainstay Angel Fernandez, who has worked with Obie Bermúdez and Michael Stuart, and served as musical director for Marc Anthony's band for over a decade, Transito's debut album is an intergenerational tour de force. Featuring salsa greats Ray Sepúlveda, Tito Allen, Alexa Rojas, George Lamond. and Johnny Rivera, the vocal lineup is a dream team of sorts. Featuring some of today's hitmakers alongside the pioneers of the style also boils over into the attitudes of the arrangements here. Classic salsa styles stand beside reggaeton loops and hints of timba funkiness. Unlike many all-star projects, the music is as engaging as the star power. Fernandez being one of the genre's strongest arrangers and producers, it will come as no surprise that Nueva Combinacion is sonically sparkling, and the band is among the very finest in salsa today. Transito's members include Bobby Allende, Marc Quiñones, Edy Martinez, Luis Quintero, Jimmy Bosch, Mario Rivera and a host of others. With a credits list like that, and leadership like Fernandez, Transito has a bright future before them. Albums like Nueva Combinacion mean sunny days ahead for salsa fans as well. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi