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Hot Bread

by Pulpo

No-nonsense, hard-driving dance music from Héctor Lavoe's legendary pianist. Debut CD featuring some of the biggest names in Latin Music bringing a clever mixture of Latin Jazz & Salsa.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tirandote Flores
6:14 $0.99
2. Intense!!
6:42 $0.99
3. Apariencia
4:45 $0.99
4. Hot Bread
6:30 $0.99
5. Porque Te Empeñas
7:02 $0.99
6. Clara's Lament
7:16 $0.99
7. Sonero Mayor
5:43 $0.99
8. Cross Body Groove
5:42 $0.99
9. Soñando Con Puerto Rico
5:51 $0.99
10. La Murga
7:44 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón Jr. was one of the key figures in Héctor Lavoe’s band who has blessed us with what undoubtedly will be a contender for album of the year. This Latin Jazz/Descarga extravaganza demonstrates that we dont have to rely on the past to hear good music.
- Omar Walker (SalsaPower.com)

A recording like this will probably be overlooked today, though not tomorrow. The greatness of the groove, the explosion of the Puerto Rican/New York style so late in the day will be appreciated in historical terms - you know, a work of genius after the genre had flowered. Going to be hard to bump this from 08’s top ten list.
- Peter Watrous (Descarga.com)

Pulpo’s piano is the proverbial icing on the cake, the pies de resistance. His montunos are the stuff dreams are made of, the very essence of our music.
- Chico Alvarez (WBAI, 99.5FM, NYC)

“Hot Bread” brings Pulpo together with an amazing ensemble of players, creating vivid colors and shapes, while exploring rhythmic possibilities within the boundaries of Latin Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music.
- Rudy Mangual (Editor-in-Chief, Latin Beat Magazine)

Excellent music played by excellent musicians. Pulpo’s artistry, musicianship, and experience shine through on this recording beautifully. Bravo!
- Oscar Hernández (Grammy winning director of Spanish Harlem Orchestra)

Veteran pianist tears it up... A huge DJ Alert for Salsa and Latin Jazz fans alike. A must-have. Not to be missed!
- Bruce Polin (Descarga.com)

A new concept CD from a very talented, latino flavored pianist.
- Larry Harlow (Fania All-Star, Latin Music Pioneer)

"Pulpo’s Hot Bread" es una producción que recurre al ingrediente que está frecuentemente ausente en la industria del jazz latino y la salsa moderna: El Sabor... En esta producción la excelencia es colectiva y se funde para brindarnos un compendio de jazz latino y salsa brava, para el oído, para la pista y para el coleccionista. Esta primera producción como solista confirma que regresó a sus raíces ya que con su nuevo trabajo musical convierte la nostalgia de los buenos discos en esperanza que ya esta disponible en la tienda de discos de su preferencia.
- Robert Padilla (Musicologist, Latin Music Authority)

Pulpo's resume and experience have made him one of the fastest rising pianists of his generation. Under the tutelage of piano luminary Charlie Palmieri, Pulpo quickly learned the essential skills for success in the competitive industry. As a teenager, Pulpo was playing at the epicenter of Salsa's Golden Age while recording & performing with some of the biggest bands in the business including Rafi Val's La Diferente, Pete "Conde" Rodriguez, and Kako's All Stars.
In 1975, Pulpo received his big break and was approached by FANIA All-Star vocalist Héctor Lavoe to be his pianist and musical director. For 16 years, Pulpo recorded and served with Lavoe while they toured throughout the world. In addition, Pulpo is credited for playing with all three of the "Big 3"; The Tito Puente Orchestra, The Tito Rodriguez Orchestra, and the Machito Orchestra.
Pulpo's popularity in all these different circles extends far beyond his musical ability. His warm natured personality and charming sense of humor is described as infectious making him one of the most pleasant pianists to work with. As a result, he is widely considered one of the latin industry's most accomplished pianists.



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easy listening, I was always looking for something to sit in traffic.

S. Lacey H.

pure salsa.
Each track is purely original--from brillian, intensive rhythm changes to spine-tingling vocals and horns, this CD will make you dance, jive, groove and glide from the office to the car to the dance floor. Simply ingenious.

DJ Jose Rodriguez

Hard Bread
What can I say about this work of art. Who's that guy?!?!? That is why everyone saying about Papote, the lead singer on ,"Sonero Mayor" & "Aparencia". .Big Props to the Mambo Project and Pulpo for assembling a core of the best musicians and arrangers in the game. The album is one-stop shopping. Latin Jazz,Guajira,Salsa.....Killer dance track is Sonero Mayor...This album is a must!!

George F. Haskins

Pulpo Keeping It Real
I love the groove of this album. Young musicians should take note that "Hot Bread" is your primer for how to approach Salsa in its purest form. Forget all the studio tricks and overdubs that producers seem to lean on today. This group is the real deal that comes across like direct descendants of the original Alegre All Stars. Vaya!

Millie Soto(Collazo)

Salsa Y Control.....CHEVEREEEEEE!!!!!
A MUST!!!!!!!!!... just got my CD....Great job to Pulpo and his Band, looking forward for your next one...Thanks.. Gil (Puplo)


I'm so thankful to my friend for recommending this album to me! What don't I like about this album?? Umm...nothing! Each track has something to offer, so be sure to check it out!

Kornyik Vilmos

This album is a pure musical magic! Every song is a gem. Wonderful melodies, beautiful piano and trombone playing. It's really hard to say how much i love this music. A masterpiece!!!