JON SECADA RECEIVES LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL ALBUM WITH”… TO BENY MORÉ WITH LOVE…” FEATURING THE CHARLIE SEPULVEDA BIG BAND.
“This project for all of us that were involved was a labor of love. For me, this nomination is already a team win. Congratulations to us!!” JON SECADA
The album, produced by Julio Bagué, pays tribute to one of the most important icons in afro- american music in collaboration with Ray Santos (Moré’s original arranger), Peer Music, and the Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band.
“This album is a collective labor of love that came from the heart of all the parties involved in the project, from my partners, the producers, the musicians, the arrangers… Ray Santos worked with Beny Moré in the 50’s, he’s 88 years old and arranged this music flawlessly… It’s impressive and each piece of the puzzle led to this. Everybody made an effort of genuine love to make sure the project really was what it should be, a tremendous tribute to a tremendous artist”, said Jon Secada.
Beny Moré is a tropical music legend and has greatly influenced rhythms like mambo, son and montuno… ‘…To Beny Moré, with Love’ was interpreted for the first time live for the recording of a BMG Soundstage special on PBS that has been broadcast in the USA throughout 2017.