Here is a king (or at least crown prince) of the New Salsa -- uptempo but lush, with voicings rich and often imaginative but still rooted in salsa basics. Santiago is a young singer who has been in the top two or three sellers for around two years now. With every recording, he consolidates his position as top new salsa romantica star. Not only is he a flexible and attractive singer, but his backing band -- a three-trombone conjunto -- is tight and crisp, with a light drive propelled by a fine pianist.
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