August 24, 2008
Truth & Soul, in conjunction with Candela Records present the first full-length from New Yorkâ€™s premier latin-soul band, Bronx River Parkway. With their first LP, San Sebastian 152, BRP delivers an exceptional and completely fresh take on music inspired by groups like The Lebron Brothers, Apollo Sound, and Ocho.
In 2005, Pablo Rodriguez, of Candela Records, and Rostarr had a vision of merging the raw, soulful aesthetic of Truth & Soul with the distinct, traditional musical vocabulary of Puerto Rico. The way to see this vision though was to team NY latin/soul outfit, Bronx River Parkway, with a crew of legendary Puerto Rican musicians, some of which have graced the stage with such legends as Roberta Roena, Cortijo, Tito Puente, and Ismael Riviera to name a few. BRP and a team of Truth & Soul associates were flown to San Juan, PR in February of 2006 for eight days. What came of the trip was a unique and inspired mix of the varying musical genres that have influenced both BRP and all the musicians involved.