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"MADE IN MIAMI" is the ultimate Latin Grammy ® winner.

“MADE IN MIAMI” IS THE WINNER OF 2 LATIN GRAMMY ®

FOR BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM AND BEST ARRANGEMENT OF “SONGO BOP” BY RAFAEL VALENCIA
[Ada Music/Warner Music Group/Pier 5]
Producers - Camilo Valencia, Richard Bravo, Alex Sino.

The MIM team after the award presentation.

How it was.

1. CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
To the CCU/ICU and transplant teams at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and Cleveland Clinic Weston. Professor Ed Calle on Tenor Sax and Trumpeter Jason Carder. These are 20 year old solos!

Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Ed Calle Saxophone
Jason Carder Trumpet
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
2. Made In Miami
One can hear some of Miami’s musical diversity in this tune. A Pop, Jazz, Funk, Cha-Cha fusion with Dave Fernandez on Tenor Sax and Master Milton Salcedo on AC Piano.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Dave Fernández Saxophone
Milton Salcedo Piano
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
3. Hurricane Jimenez
When Dr. Javier Jimenez, Cardiologist, rushes into a Cath Lab, everyone in that room knows this is going to be a “fast” procedure. For this his co-workers have nicknamed him Speedy Gonzales. We can’t use that name here so we’ve taken the liberty of re-nicknaming him Hurricane Jimenez.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger, EWI
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Milton Salcedo Piano
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
4. Misty (feat. Arturo Sandoval & Milton Salcedo)
A 42 year old arrangement of this classic song. Originally made for “Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez” and re-imagined here in a Big Band Horns format. World Class Trumpeter Master Arturo Sandoval is featured here with Milton Salcedo on piano and Julio Diaz, who takes over the melody after the piano solo, on trumpet.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Johnny Burke Composer
Errol Garner Composer
Sid Engel Composer
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet
Milton Salcedo Piano
Julio Díaz Trumpet
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering

5. Songo Bop (feat. Milton Salcedo)
Written and arranged by Rafael (California) Valencia for the Miami Dade College Salsa Ensemble for which he was also the Director. A fusion of BeBop and Songo, as the title indicates,with an electric piano/scat solo, a la George Benson, by Master Milton Salcedo.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Milton Salcedo Keyboards
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
6. Funkeando
When Igor Rivas was recording trumpet on this tune in his hometown of Willemstad, Curacao, in walks trumpet Master Philip Lassiter. He hears the song and wants to throw “fire” on it… and throw “fire” on it he did! Dave Fernandez this time on Alto Sax and Ismael Vergara on Soprano Sax.
Camilo Valencia Producer, EWI, Arranger
Richard Bravo Primary, Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Dave Fernández Saxophone
Ismael Vegara Saxophone
Philip Lassiter Trumpet
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
7. Papadin
The Bravo Gang… All the musicians in Richard Bravo’s family are playing here. Jerry (Bass,) Junior (AC Guitar,) Isaiah (Timbal solo,) Emmanuele (Timbal solo,) and obviously Richard (Drums and Perc.) The only one missing is Adalberto Bravo (Papadin) who is proudly looking down on them with a smile on his face. With a very tasty, melodic trombone solo by Jorge Dobal.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger, EWI
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Emmanuel Bravo Percussion
Isaiah Bravo Percussion
Jorge Dobal Trombone
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
8. One Heart at a Time (feat. Milton Salcedo)
For Stef…
On the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico Stefano Steenbakkers Betancourt, a smart, good looking, full of life teenager with an incredible future was killed by two sons of bitches, now behind bars, who tried to steal his car. He used to say that he was going to change the world “one heart at a time.” And unbeknownst to his parents Stefano was an organ donor. Now, ten years later, I still proudly wear his heart…
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Dave Fernández Saxophone
Milton Salcedo Piano
Manny López Guitar
Xtrings Pedro Alfonso Concertmaster
Iker Gastaminsa Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
9. Cafe Union
Cafe Union is the name of Rafael Valencia Sr restaurant on the little town of Ranchuelo, Cuba, before communism yanked it from him. With a fiery trombone solo from Jorge Dobal Jr.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Drums, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Jorge Dobal Jr. Trombone
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
10. Guanabacoa Streets (feat. Luis Enrique)
Guanabacoa, Cuba, is said to be “The Capital of Santeria” (Vodoo.) A suburb of Habana where some of the most famous Cuban musicians are from. Luis Enrique, who is better known as a famous artist, is also a terrific percussionist, one can hear him here. Alemnest Andino, who happens to be from Guanabacoa, is on Flute. Rafael Valencia Jr (Fafa) on bass. Jackson King singing African chants.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Luis Enrique Percussion
Rafael (Fafa) Valencia Jr Bass
Alemnest Andino Flute
Jackson King Vocals
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
11. Misty (feat. Jackson King (vocal) and Milton Salcedo (piano) (vocal version / bonus track)
A vocal version with the same instrumental arrangement. Vocalist Jackson King adds his magic and Lilian Garcia is backing him up.
Camilo Valencia Producer, Arranger
Richard Bravo Producer, Percussion
Alex Sino Producer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sid Engel Composer
Errol Garner Composer
Milton Salcedo Piano
Jackson King Vocals
Boris Milan Recording & Mixing
Adam Ayan Audio Mastering
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