Sal Cuevas?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Scott Cutrer, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    OK Latin Fans, I need some good info on Salvador Cuevas, please forgive me if I did not spell his name right. I would like some suggestions of what CD's I should get to hear his funky style of Salsa/Latin bass playing. I have been told to check him out with the Fania Alstars, but wich ones?
    Thanks and God Bless
  2. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Siembra (Blades & Colon, 1978). Salvador Cuevas bassist.
    Maestra Vida 1st & 2nd (Ruben Blades, 1980). Sal Cuevas bassist.

    * ops! I got some answer delay... :cool:
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  6. bassrique


    Nov 27, 2007
    Alvaro Martín Gómez A.,

    Thanks for the vids man, I enjoyed that.
  7. Rodriguez


    Nov 6, 2004
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    Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face"...
  8. dfp

    dfp Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    WOW! i just watched those youtube videos, i feel like i just glimpsed a whole alternate universe of bass playing.... had to bump this and hope more people will check out Salvador "Sal" Cuevas!
  9. petermonaghan


    Feb 28, 2011
    Hi all,

    Here are a couple more suggestions.

    Celia Cruz Ray Barretto "Ritmo en el Corazon"
    For something more recent:
    Gilberto Santa-Rosa "Intenso"
  10. Boris62


    Nov 7, 2012
    Sal Cuevas is an all time great. check out the tune Tumbao Africano from the Ray Barrettto album Rican/Struction, it pretty well sums up his mighty presence. If anyone has transcription of his basslines to share I'd love to see them. I'm working on a transcription of the above tune right now and I'll happily share it when I'm done.
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