by Jon Secada



Amanecer is Latin pop at its very finest and most refined. This is no surprise, coming from one of the genre's MVPs, having served as both writer and vocalist for some of the industry's biggest hits for over a dozen years. Jon Secada transitions freely from the English-speaking world of adult contemporary to the Spanish-speaking Latin pop charts. This record, however, is sure to delight pop lovers from both sides of the language barrier. With both experience and education (B.A. and M.A. in jazz vocal performance from the University of Miami) in the pop/jazz realm, Jon certainly lacks the telltale vocal inflection and ornamentation that is characteristic of Cuban singers. But Amanecer never attempts nor pretends to be a salsa record. Instead, Jon croons and woos the listener with his cognac-smooth phrasing and lush string rich arrangements. Even the dance tracks present, fun though they are, are very Anglo-friendly, downbeat-oriented, and lacking swing. This pop masterpiece bears the Miami/Estefan mark and all the epic glory and shine that comes with that name. Like so many previous Secada releases, Amanecer aims to be a crowd-pleaser on a grand scale and, like all that came before, is sure to achieve its goal. Secada was born to chart and lives his birthright to the fullest with Amanecer.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2002
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0037628754923
catalogNumber: 87549

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Secada   Primary Artist,Coros
Joe Barati   Trombone
Tim Barnes   Viola
Ed Calle   Saxophone
David Cole   Cello
Sal Cuevas   Bajo Sexto
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Julio Hernández   Bajo Sexto
Lee Levin   Bateria
Michael Levine   Piano,Keyboards
Manny López   Guitar,Requinto
Jeffrey Meyer   French Horn
Archie Pena   Guitar,Percussion,Bongos,Surdo,cuatro,Bateria
Cheito Quinonez   Coros
Rita Quintero   Coros
Dana Teboe   Trombone
John Kricker   Trombone
Dan Warner   Guitar
Osvaldo Ayala   Accordion
Alfredo Oliva   Concert Comedienne
Richard Bravo   Percussion
John DiPuccio   Violin
Marco Campos   Clarinet
Huifang Chen   Violin
Gustavo Correa   Violin
Scott Flavin   Violin
Orlando J. Forte   Violin
Chris Glansdorp   Cello
Franklin Guzman   Guira
Mei Mei Luo   Violin
Bruce Wethey   Violin
Leo Quintero   Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Kaye   Trumpet
Susan Moyer   Cello
Joan Faigen   Violin
Alberto Gaitán   Keyboards,Coros
Ricardo Gaitán   Keyboards,Coros
Andres Castro   Guitar
Yang Xi   Viola
Jeanne Tarrant   Flute
Denise Stillwell   Violin
Herman "Teddy" Mulet   Trombone,Trumpet,Keyboards,cuatro,Metales
Gennady Aronin   Violin
Carole Cole   Violin
Rafael Elvira   Violin
Claudio Jaffe   Cello
Vicky Echeverri   Coros
Lena Pérez   Coros
Okil "Fito" Medrano   Conga
Pedro Alfonso   Violin
Ross Harbaugh   Cello
Glen Basham   Violin
Gerry Miller   Violin
Steve Svensson   Viola
Erika Venable   Violin
David Pharris   Clarinet
Leonid Sigal   Violin
Mario Vergel   Vestuario
Robert Weiner   Oboe
John David Smith   French Horn
Karen Dixon   Flute
Scott ODonnell   Viola
Nicolas Tovar   Coros
Deena Shapiro   Viola
Rochelle Skolnick   Violin
Yein Hung   Violin
Geoffrey Bowater   Double Bass
Michael Degregorio   Fagotes
Luciano Magnanini   Fagotes
Debra Spring   Viola

Technical Credits

Jon Secada   Producer
Scott Canto   Engineer
Emilio Estefan   Producer
Archie Pena   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Gary Mayone   Percussion Assistant
Joel Numa   Engineer
Roger Gonzalez   Engineering
Eugenio Vanderhorst   Calligraphy
Javier Garza   Engineer
Steve Menezes   Studio Coordinator
José Antonio Molina   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
José Manuel Bravo   Photo Assistance
Alberto Gaitán   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Vocal Conductor
Ricardo Gaitán   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Vocal Conductor
Alfred Figueroa   Engineer
Tony Mardini   Engineer
Keith Aleo   Percussion Assistant
Alberto Carballo   Art Direction
Paolo Bethencourt   Composer

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