El Combo Mundial is one of the newest project of Venezuelan salsa hero Gerardo Rosales. With a three-piece horn section, several singers and a top-of-the-bill grooving rhythm section this is a hit on festivals including Toros y Salsa (Dax, France) and Glastonbury (England).
The cd the combo recorded for the dutch Challenge label shows their love for salsa in all it’s pureness. The repertoire is a combination of fresh new songs and not-to-be-forgotten tunes from salsa masters of the past.
Gerardo Rosales: timbal & coros Wilmer Ríos: conga
Eduardo Alfonzo: lead vocal
Ramón Mendeville: coros & bongo
Amaia Izarzugaza: coros
Thomas Böttcher: piano
Samuel Ruiz: baby bass
Ellister van der Molen: trompet
Sigrun Kristbjorg: trombone
José Vera: alto & tenor saxes