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Download links and information about RicanStruction by Ray Barretto. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 41:36 minutes.

Artist: Ray Barretto
Release date: 2009
Genre: Latin
Tracks: 7
Duration: 41:36
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No. Title Length
1. Al Ver Sus Campos 5:37
2. Un Día Seré Feliz 5:28
3. Piensa En Mi 4:44
4. Ya Vez 5:40
5. Adelante Siempre Voy 6:03
6. Algo Nuevo 6:54
7. Tumbao Africano 7:10



Following several years that found him delving into the worlds of jazz and funk, Ray Barretto returned to Fania in 1979 for the pure salsa celebration of Rican/Struction. Persistently in search of new angles and innovations, Barretto marked his return to salsa by hiring two young Latin prodigies from New York City: pianist Oscar Hernández and timbalero Ralph Irizarry. To further twist a tradition that he'd already transformed several times during his career, Barretto asked Irizarry to add to his setup a bass drum, a floor tom, two cymbals, and a snare: basically integrating a jazz player’s kit into what was already a highly percussive outfit. The results brought out the dynamism of the arrangements, especially “Ya Vez,” “Adelante Siempre Voy,” and “Tumbao Africano,” in which Irizarry’s quick tom rolls and snare crashes punctuate the horns at key intervals. “Algo Nuevo” displays the best of what Barretto learned from his excursions into fusion, while a slow, simmering take on Augustin Lara’s “Piensa En Mi” proves that Adalberto Santiago’s sterling tenor remained as persuasive as it had been 10 years earlier.