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Treasures of Heart
Nestor Torres
Treasures of Heart
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Nestor Torres is a young composer and flute player with a '70s-style, synth-heavy, Latin light-jazz sound. The musicianship is slickly professional and the tracks are well recorded. There is some authentic percussion playi...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Nestor Torres
Title: Treasures of Heart
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Shanachie
Original Release Date: 5/18/1999
Release Date: 5/18/1999
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351505521, 669910081051

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Nestor Torres is a young composer and flute player with a '70s-style, synth-heavy, Latin light-jazz sound. The musicianship is slickly professional and the tracks are well recorded. There is some authentic percussion playing heard here and there, so why have the producers opted for programmed trap drums throughout? Torres seems like he really wants to get something across and gets some good licks in. He is obviously a capable flautist with a secure technique and he has interesting ideas. However, the overall impression given on this album is that Torres is either playing to an audience that prefers their clavés and montunos predigested or has seriously underestimated how much of the real thing they can take. Listeners who enjoy soft jazz and mainstream Latin pop will eat this up, but fans of the real deal should look elsewhere. With Marc Antoine, Richard Bona, Kim Waters, and Dave Samuels. --Christina Roden

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Haven't gotten tired of it yet!
11/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I listen to this almost every morning over a cup of coffee and a journal and Bible; There doesn't seem to be a better way of starting the day. Torres' music does not interfere or become annoying as you do other things, but sometimes I do find myself just sitting back from the books and revelling in the sheer beauty of the compositions. I also recommend Humberto Ramirez' "Aspects" (latin-jazz trumpet)and Editus' "Calles y Vientos" (jazz/classical violin-guitar-percussion) VERY highly!!"
Nestor Torres.....Excelente flautista Comtemporáneo
ZOMAR ENRIQUE AGUILAR | Colon, Rep. of Panama | 10/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Conocía a Nestor Torres el 21 de julio en el Festival de Jazz y Ribbs en Columbus Ohio junto a Kenny G; no lo conocía y compré el album Treasures of Heart y quedé fascinado. Lo escucho todos los dias y más la pieza Treasures of heart que transporta a uno a las nostalgias de infancia, la distancia, y recuerdos de ayer. Se lo recomiendo a todos aquellos que buscan siempre lo mejor. Gracias Nestor por tu música. Eres un excelente artista. Zomar Aguilar. Colón, Rep. de Panamá."
You will love this!
ZOMAR ENRIQUE AGUILAR | 08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I attended a live concert by Nestor Torres at Kennesaw State University on 8/22/99 where he performed several cuts from "Treasures of the Heart". He had the audience in his hand for the entire concert (outdoor venue), as well as dancing in the aisles!"