Interview with "Percussionist Joe Collado"

"RITMO JOE CD"
El percusionista Joe Luis Collado regresa con Ritmo Joe, su tercera y mas reciente produccion. Como ya es habitual en este musico radicado en Miami, su repertorio nos ofrece un cocktail de descargas y guajiras con un gran perfeccion en la ejecucion percutiva. Joe, quien fuera conguero en la agrupacion del legendario Angel Canales, nacio en Brooklyn y fue elegido el mejor percusionista por el Miami New Times en el 2009.

Como aconteciera en sus producciones previas -Solo Joe y Latino Groove Project, grabadas en los años 2009 y 2012 respectivamente- Collado nos presenta piezas en su mayoria composiciones propias e ineditas, ademas  de ejecutar la mayoria de los instrumentos de percusion, asistido por el trompetista panameño Jose Raul “Lips” Morales.  Nadie Toca Asi, nuestro track recomendado, es un mambo con la inclusion de una flauta y un coro pegajoso.

- See more at: http://www.solarlatinclub.com/ritmo-joe-joe-collado/#sthash.z1tkTQln.LicunVXc.dpuf

Joe Collado is an accomplished percussionist of Puerto Rican descent who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Joe’s influences are like many musicians like him who grew up in NYC listening to Motown, Santana and all the Fania Stars. Joe made it a point to utilized his God given talent and musical upbringing to pave his way to a music career which includes two successful CDs to date and a new project he is currently working on called “Ritmo Joe”.

To all my Latin Jazz lovers I highly recommend you pick up his track “JazzC”. You won’t be disappointed with his new single. I recommend you take a seat and close your eyes and let Joe and his band take you on a musical ride. I can’t wait to listen to the entire project when completed.

DJ Walter B Nice for NewGenSalsa.com…Ahi-Na-Ma!!!

Percussionist Joe Collado started out with the CD “Solo Joe,” in which he played most of the instruments and gave us “Old School Jam,” “Love 94 Cha Cha,” “Moments of Peace” and “Remembering Louie” (a tribute to Louie Ramírez). It offered a retrospective view of Collado’s life in New York City and served as a preview of his new CD, “Latino Groove Project,” which opens up with “AmeRican Rumba” and takes us through a delightful journey of jams such as “Jo Jo’s Swing,” “Son Boricua,” “Blessed Bendecido,” “Smooth Grove” and “Mozambique Groove.”

Former conguero for Angel Canales, NYC based percussionist Joe Collado has produced a highly enjoyable cd on which he plays congas, bongos, timbales, piano and keyboards. It's a mix of Latin jazz and old school salsa jams. Collado is joined by horn player Jose Raul "Lips" Morales Jr. Collado was voted "Best Percussionist" 2009 by Miami New Times Magazine, and listening to "Old School Jam" it's easy to hear why. Collado has successfully parlayed his years of experience into creating Solo Joe. The result is distilled, essential, rich dance grooves without pretense. Highly Recommended.

UNA DE LAS MEJORES CANCIONES DEL AñO 2012
Posted a new song: "Son Boricua – Joe Collado" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/100059366 one of the ...best songs of the year 2012 (Translated by Bing) Son Boricua - Joe Collado by DJ El Chino`s Solar Latin Club
www.reverbnation.com
DJ El Chino`s Solar Latin Club | Latin | Cali, CO..

El nuyorican José Luis Collado, es conocido en el ámbito de la música latina sencillamente como Joe Collado. Ha conseguido registrar su trabajo como percusionista, compositor, arreglista y líder de banda en dos producciones discográficas. Luego de su disco debut Solo Joe, Collado presenta una segunda entrega denominada Latin Groove Proyect, en la cual cuenta con el concurso de los músicos José “Lips” Morales (trompeta), José Armando Collado (flauta), Galo Rivera (guitarra eléctrica y cuatro). El polifacético Joe Collado de Brooklyn, interviene en toda la percusión, piano y voz. Latin Groove Proyect es un disco inscrito en el jazz latino, el cual presenta la interpretación de números como Danza Sister (cha cha chá), con la participación protagónica de Galo Rivera (guitarra eléctrica). Edgardo Crespo (bongó y cencerro) interviene en el número Blessed, ocasión ideal para Collado y su ejecución del piano. El trompetista boricua José ‘Lips’ Morales se destaca en números como Canción para Mami y Smooth Groove, entre otros. Los temas Son Boricua, con el lucimiento de los solistas Galo Rivera (cuatro), José ‘Lips’ Morales (trompeta) y el propio Collado (congas), y Mozambique Groove, nuestros preferidos.

Fantastic, excellent, great! These superlatives can become redundant with overuse. I have no other way to describe Blessed Bendecido by Joe Collado. The Jazzy smooth Salsa swing to Blessed Bendecido, make this piece as danceable, as it is easy to listen to on a long drive down I-95. This is another hot Latin Jazz tune that Salsa DJs will soon be incorporating into their dance tracks!! Fantastic, Excellent, Great…thanks Joe!!!

Back in the '70s, when Joe Collado was a boy living in New York City, he was lucky enough to witness many of the greatest percussionists in the history of Latin music. It was during that time when Collado — taken in by the rhythms of Fania legends such as Ray Barretto and Mongo Santamaria — decided to become a real life conguero. So he began practicing and soon developed an exceptional style that mixes salsa with other popular styles such as reggae, Latin jazz, and even some good ol' rock 'n' roll. The past decade has seen Collado honing his skills around town with his superb group, the Latin Groove Project. He also moonlights with the exquisite Galo Rivera Band and a Santana tribute group. A truly creative percussionist, Collado has even played with some international salsa superstars, including the legendary Angel Canales. Never one to forget his salsa roots, and clearly passionate about his craft, Collado and his captivating congas will definitely lift you into a paradise of exotic rhythms.

Joe Collado  Nuyorican (New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent) percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Joe Collado sets out on his sophomore release (the debut being Solo Joe) with all the heat and passion found in good Latin music. This latest offering, Latino Groove Project, gets the rumba, salsa, merengue, and cha cha vibe going full steam ahead with all of the exoticism you’d expect from one who knows the vibe well. As I have often said, percussions and the trumpet (the latter always gives this music such a rich and majestic feel) paint a collage of beauty and brilliant colors. This album is no different. Collado’s passion for percussions comes through loud and clear on this project of happy tunes. The artist also holds his own on keys and piano. One particular track puts all of these talents on display – the spirited “JoJo’s Swing.” Collado’s competent accompaniment includes Jose Raul “Lips” Morales Jr. on all horns and offering vocals, as well; Joseph Armando Collado on flute; Galo Rivera on electric guitar and cuatro); Edgardo Crespo on bongos and cowbells on one track. Many of these original compositions by the percussionist have decent melodies (a case in point would be the convincing “Son Boricua”), always a special treat for me, but what keeps this party going are the spirited percussions and rhythms here. They truly get one’s dancing fever started. In a nutshell, this is undoubtedly a Latin dancer’s dream.

All in all, Latino Groove Project is a good, pronounced exclamation of the Latin culture. Felicidades to Collado for presenting such a rousing project. – Ronald Jackson

El nuyorican José Luis Collado, es conocido en el ámbito de la música latina sencillamente como Joe Collado. Ha conseguido registrar su trabajo como percusionista, compositor, arreglista y líder de banda en dos producciones discográficas. Luego de su disco debut Solo Joe, Collado presenta una segunda entrega denominada Latin Groove Proyect, en la cual cuenta con el concurso de los músicos José “Lips” Morales (trompeta), José Armando Collado (flauta), Galo Rivera (guitarra eléctrica y cuatro). El polifacético Joe Collado de Brooklyn, interviene en toda la percusión, piano y voz. Latin Groove Proyect es un disco inscrito en el jazz latino, el cual presenta la interpretación de números como Danza Sister (cha cha chá), con la participación protagónica de Galo Rivera (guitarra eléctrica). Edgardo Crespo (bongó y cencerro) interviene en el número Blessed, ocasión ideal para Collado y su ejecución del piano. El trompetista boricua José ‘Lips’ Morales se destaca en números como Canción para Mami y Smooth Groove, entre otros. Los temas Son Boricua, con el lucimiento de los solistas Galo Rivera (cuatro), José ‘Lips’ Morales (trompeta) y el propio Collado (congas), y Mozambique Groove, nuestros preferidos.

Joe's Playlist

Music Store

Joe Collado: Ritmo Joe
Joe Collado: Solo Joe
Joe Collado: Latino Groove Project

 

Joe's Sites

MySpace

MySpace