In “It’s A Sure Thing” Burt Conrad collaborates with a world-class Latin ensemble on four of his original compositions. With horns arranged by Marc Anthony’s musical director Angel Fernández and one of Latin music’s greatest keyboardists, Ricky González, as well as some of the best Latin musicians in the industry, this collection represents a top of the line team-up of an infectious sound.
Sunny salsa rhythms, celebratory dance beats, elements of smoky torch songs and Latin jazz, as well as elements of Samba, Mambo and Merengue pervade throughout this soulful musical journey. Beautiful slower interlude, fiesta-like crescendos and a heightened sense of joy make this collection a danceable hit.
Burt Conrad on vocals and guitars, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on drums, Miho Nobuzane on keyboards, Jeff Dingler on bass, Jerry Weir on vibraphone, Peter Martin on bongos, Tommie Dellamonic on congas, Carmello “Papote” Rios on timbales and percussion, saxophones by Doug DeHays, trumpets and trombones by Steve Jankowski, background vocals by Sheldon Edmond, additional keyboards by Frank Villaphone and additional congas by Jose Chavarrua. Horns arranged by Angel Fernández and Ricky González. Basic tracks recorded by Jay Messina. Written, arranged, engineered, mixed and produced by Burt Conrad for Sea Bright Records at Toad Hill Sound Studios, Rumson, NJ.