Marlow Rosado announces the release of his new CD, RETRO

Coming out May 1

After enjoying the success of his freshman album, “Salsalsa”, signed by Fania records and with the participation of salsa’s godfather Andy Montañez, Marlow Rosado delivers us a follow-up album that will raise the bar in the Salsa industry. This new album, "RETRO", by his group, Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña, will be released May 1, 2012. The single “Fuego a la Jicotea” features the timbales of Tito Puente, Jr., son of the late King of Mambo.

The concept behind "RETRO" is one of taking some of the strongest songs from the 1970's, maintaining the essentials of the originals, but metamorphosing them in Marlow's 21st-century conception until they become entirely his own. Besides Tito Puente, Jr., other invited artists on the album, some of whom reprise parts of their originals, are Ismael Miranda, Bobby Cruz, Papo Lucca, Kevin Ceballo, Marlon Fernandez, Luigi Texidor, Quique Dominich, Salvador Cuevas, and Tony Vega.

From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, producer, composer, pianist, and two-time Grammy nominee Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music.

He has played and worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including Celia Cruz, the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Ricardo Montaner, Olga Tañón and Desmond Child, among others. Recently, he arranged and directed the horns sessions for Ricky Martin's new production.

Marlow earned a Masters degree in Jazz Education, and he has taught at the elementary as well as the University level. He is continually sought out by Latin Artists for his musical arrangement skills, his aggressive montunos on the piano, as well as his ability to direct orchestras for artists such as the late Salsa legend Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Jr., Tito Nieves, and many others. It is not uncommon to see Marlow’s name on CD liner notes, whether it is as a pianist, producer, songwriter or musical director.

This exquisite production is a must-have for every salsa aficionado. The promotional single "Fuego a la Jicotea"is now available on iTunes for only $1. It can be downloaded at: . The full album will be available for download on May 1. For information about Marlow Rosado, contact KCC Productions at 305-332-2623.

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