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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
    Scott
     
  2. Tumbao

    Tumbao

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







    * ops! I got some answer delay... :cool:
     
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  4. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Hmm... just noticed that the thread was started on 09-05-2001. Anyway...
     
  5. bassrique

    bassrique

    Nov 27, 2007
    Florida
    Alvaro Martín Gómez A.,

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

    Rodriguez

    Nov 6, 2004
    NYC
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification & LaBella Strings
    Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face"...
     
  7. dfp

    dfp

    Sep 28, 2004
    USA
    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!
     
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  8. petermonaghan

    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"
     
  9. Boris62

    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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  10. tumba94

    tumba94

    Oct 11, 2006
    NYC
     
  11. tumba94

    tumba94

    Oct 11, 2006
    NYC
    Anybody have any sal cue as transcriptions to share ?
     
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  12. EduardoM

    EduardoM

    Nov 2, 2017
    check also 'chica plastica 3/22/1980 capitol theatre " on youtube , great bass player with a lot of presence and " feeling "

    will be missed , people like him shouldn't leave
     
  13. Baleen

    Baleen

    Nov 8, 2006
    Philadelphia
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