The Albuquerque band will serve up three hours of the hot stuff at this summer’s final Salsa Under the Stars concert at the Albuquerque Museum’s Amphitheater. It marks the release of Son Como Son’s new CD “Modesto y Original,” and the celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary.
“It’s been a long run and we keeping running,” said Cesar Bauvallet, the band’s founder, leader, trombonist and a vocalist.
The concert will feature some of the cuts on the album, the band’s third, which was recorded at Old Town Recording Studios.
While the group plays one cut, “Playa Mía,” the dance group Soirée Entertainment will perform to Emily Dunkin’s choreography, Bauvallet said.
“It is a really tasty Latin jazz instrumental cha-cha-cha,” he said.
All 12 songs on the CD are original compositions; Bauvallet wrote 11 of them and one, “Experiencia/Juventud,” that Bauvallet and vocalist Lester Rodriguez co-wrote.
Other members of the band are Victor Rodriguez on congas and vocals, Mary Wommack on piano, Janet Harman on bass, Tomas White on drums and timbales, Paul Gonzales and Martin Carlucci on trumpet and Jim Firkins on trombone.
Joining them will be guest artists Pancho Quiñones on bongos and vocalist Amy Iwasaki.