Orquesta De La Luz - De La Luz (Salsa Caliente Del Japon, APE+CUE)
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From the first track, they've got their precision, high-energy act worked out: "Salsa Caliente Del Japon" is irresistable, band written and arranged (so is the terrific "Salsa Es Mi Energia"), although they do benefit from Sergio George arrangements on tracks like the hit "Tu Eres El Hombre," and several tunes are by Johnny Ortiz and other salsa tunesmiths. They also cover Luther Vandross' "There's Nothing Better Than Love."
About Orquesta De La Luz
Orquesta de la Luz ("Orchestra of the Light") is a Japanese salsa band that began performing and recording in 1990. The band sings in Spanish, and is led by vocalist Nora, who returned to traditional salsa after the band broke up in the mid-1990s. It became widely famous in Latin America, particularly in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru and other Caribbean area countries.
The Japanese salsa band Orquesta de La Luz was quite a large one, whose main focal point (and only consistent member throughout their tenure together) was singer Nora. Throughout the years, Nora was joined by a rotating cast of musicians in the group, including Gen Ogimi, percussion; Carlos Kanno, percussion; Genichi Egawa, timbales; Gen Date, conga; Hiroshi Sawada, bass; Satoru Shoinoya, piano, keyboards; Shiro Sasaki, trumpet; Tatsuya Shimogami, trumpet; Yoshihito Fukumoto, trumpet; Hideaki Nakaji, trombone; and Taisei Aoki, trombone, while co-producer/arranger Sergio George contributed keyboards from time to time. The group built a substantial following in their homeland during the early to mid-'90s (with such releases as 1990's Orquesta de La Luz, 1991's Sin Fronteras, and 1992's Somos Diferentes), before switching their sound primarily to jazz and ballads. By 1995, Orquesta de La Luz had broken up, with Nora launching a solo career shortly thereafter (and returning back to her former band's early salsa sound).
Charts & Awards
"Soon after its debut in 1990, the band's first album, "de la Luz," reached the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Latin music chart, where it remained for 11 consecutive weeks"
01 Salsa Caliente del Japon
02 Solo un Juego
03 Tu Eres el Hombre
04 Tu Me Llenas
05 Salsa Es Mi Energia
06 Acaba Ya
07 Tanto Te Ame
08 Cuero Sono
09 No Me Lleves Contigo
10 There's Nothing Better Than Love