31 de Febrero

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A newcomer to the Latin pop table, Vonnell came upon a problem that is uncommon among independent artists. He was able to make a record too quickly. The saxophonist/keyboardist/vocalist managed to produce a record with enough going for it to get the industry's attention. Unfortunately, the quality of the production is similar to most artists' first attempts that they try and bury once they've found the limelight. The Cuban-born, American-raised musician started on saxophone before developing an interest in songwriting. Naturally a desire to perform those songs was to follow, and Vonnell began to develop himself as a vocalist and keyboard player. After teaming up with Enrique Iglesias veteran Robert Morales as co-producer and vocal coach, Vonnell's debut, 31 de Febrero, was soon to follow. The release date arrived before Vonnell's achievement of musical excellence. The songwriting throughout is better than mediocre, and there are some very interesting arrangement ideas. The vocal performances, unfortunately, are quite poor, making it a hard listen. There may be a future for Vonnell in the Latin pop world, and if that day arrives, he will undoubtedly bury this record.

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