"The Other Side – El Otro Lado" is a hot Latin Jazz CD dedicated to Tito Puente, with new and exciting arrangements of Tito’s classic songs as well as finely crafted originals by Chris Washburne that will make any listener get up on their feet and want to Salsa the night away. Featuring some of the best Latin jazz players on the New York scene, "The Other Side – El Otro Lado", is the follow up to Chris Washburne’s 4 Star, debut recording, "Nuyorican Nights" (JH1138). "The Other Side – El Otro Lado" is extremely danceable and is musically experimental continuing the tradition originated by Tito Puente. Recorded beautifully, this is a really terrific CD.
Chris Washburne: Tenor and bass trombone, tuba, percussion
John Walsh: Trumpet
Ole Mathisen: Tenor and soprano saxophone
Barry Olsen:Piano and marimba
Harvie Swartz: Bass
Vince Cherico: Drums
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel: Congas, bata
With Special Guests:
Ray Vega: Trumpet and flugel horn
Bobby Sanabria: Timbales, bata, bongos, hand percussion
Renato Thoms: Bongos and hand percussion on "Methane Mambo"
Max Pollak: Tap dancer on "Now What?"
Maiken Derno: Korean Gong