Album number 3 “SALSANIMAL” came at a very exciting moment in my life, I was just coming out of the Grammy win with my album Retro, so producing Salsanimal became very intense because I felt I had to do my best work ever since I knew all eyes would be on this album. Unlike retro, in this album Rosado wrote every song for the exception of “Ok Here’s The Truth” a song dedicated to cancer survivors and sang by the amazing John Secada in English. Rosado also invited a very eclectic group of artist such as Checo Acosta ( Colombia), Jon Secada (Cuban American), Cuban artist Mayito Rivera, Alex Matos (Dominican Republic), a very fiery and passionate piano battle with himself accompanied by two of Salsa‘s pioneer piano players Lary Harlow and Richie Ray. Salsanimal is an extremely fun album from start to end where Rosado shows why he is now a Grammy award winner. Here we see some of the most clever and strong salsa arrangements heard on an album of this magnitude in a very long time. But one of the most fun facts about this album is that it gave Marlow Rosado his new nickname. After this record was released, newspaper articles, magazines, DJs all around the country and the world started to refer to Marlow Rosado as the Salsanimal, a nickname that has followed him ever since.
Release Date: 2015-02-11