Tuesday, January 20, 2009
SONG FOR RAY
Another great release from the Truth & Soul label: this time bringing you The Bronx River Parkway. Based out of NY, this band was initially formed during an impromptu jam session at the Soul Fire studios in early 2002. In 2004, Pablo Rodriguez, of Candela Records, and visual artist, Rostarr, had the vision of melding the gritty style and aesthetic of BRONX RIVER PARKWAY with the distinct musical vocabulary of traditional Puerto Rican music. An inspired and breaks heavy album. The Soul and R&B influences of BRP remain the basis while traditional bomba, salsa, and rumba shine through to create something completely fresh.