Sal Cuevas

Sal Cuevas

Real Name:
Salvador Ciuevas
Profile:
Miami born bassist, Salvador (Sal) Cuevas played with Latin outfit Tipica '73. They split due to economical factors but also for musical differences, with the disjunctive of remaining tipico or going progressive. Out of this Cuevas moved on to Los Kimbos. Curiously, although the Kimbos forming crew (Orestes Vilato, Adalberto Santiago, Joe Manozzi - trumpeter on Tipica, now shifting to piano - and Nelson Gonzalez) wanted to remain in the tipico sound of Tipica'73's first two albums, for this new album they also shifted, although momentarily, to modern ground, as virtuoso bassist Sal Cuevas actually is playing a Fender bass for most of the album.

During the late 70's and early 80's Cuevas had a great berth with Willie Colón - one of the giants of modern salsa, a popular trombonist and bandleader since the late 1960's. Sal played unusually far-forward -- his funk-inspired slapping giving a distinctive flavor to songs like Casanova, Juanito Alimaña and Tiempo Pa' Matar. Since then, he has played with Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria and a Kip Hanrahan project putting music to the texts of Ishmael Reed in 1985.

Along with Ite Jerez, Cuevas featured in Tito Puente's band. Most recently Cuevas appeared on albums by two quite different Latin greats - Gloria Estefan's Latin albums "Abriento Puertas" and "Alma Caribeña", and in 1998 the legendary Celia Cruz's album.
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Sal Cuevas Discography

Vocals

Bernard Lavilliers Bernard Lavilliers - Voleur De Feu (Album) Barclay France 1986 Sell This Version
Gloria Estefan Por Un Beso Gloria Estefan - Alma Caribeña / Caribbean Soul (Album) Epic France 2000 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Los Kimbos Con Adalberto Santiago Los Kimbos Con Adalberto Santiago - Los Kimbos Con Adalberto Santiago (Album) Cotique, Cotique US 1976 Sell This Version
TR-123X Tito Rodriguez Jr. Tito Rodriguez Jr. - Curious?(LP, Album) TR Records TR-123X US 1976 Sell This Version
José Mangual Jr. José Mangual Jr. - Tribute To Chano Pozo (Album) True Venture US 1977 Sell This Version
Willie Colon* Presents Ruben Blades Willie Colon* Presents Ruben Blades - Metiendo Mano! (Album) Fania Records US 1977 Sell This Version
JMIS-1058 Tito Gomez (2) Tito Gomez (2) - Para Gozar Borinquen(LP, Album) Inca Records JMIS-1058 US 1977 Sell This Version
Luis "Perico" Ortiz Luis "Perico" Ortiz - Super Salsa (Album) New Generation Records (2) Puerto Rico 1978 Sell This Version
JM 00520 Orquesta Novel* Orquesta Novel* - Salud, Dinero Y Amor(LP, Album) Fania Records JM 00520 US 1978 Sell This Version
Willie Colon* & Ruben Blades Willie Colon* & Ruben Blades - Siembra (Album) Fania Records, Fania Records Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
Eddie Palmieri Eddie Palmieri - Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo (Album) Epic Canada 1978 Sell This Version
JM-00522 Hector Lavoe Hector Lavoe - Comedia(LP, Album) Fania Records JM-00522 US 1978 Sell This Version
LPV 445 Various Various - Drum Solos Vol. 1(LP, Album) Latin Percussion Ventures, Inc. LPV 445 US 1978 Sell This Version
Justo Betancourt Justo Betancourt - Justo Betancourt (Album) Fania Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Latin Percussion Jazz Ensemble* Latin Percussion Jazz Ensemble* - Just Like Magic (Album) Latin Percussion Ventures, Inc. Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
Ray Barretto Con Adalberto Santiago Ray Barretto Con Adalberto Santiago - Rican/Struction (Album) Fania Records Costa Rica 1979 Sell This Version
SLP 36109, 36109 Fania All Stars Fania All Stars - Cross Over(LP, Album) Fania Records, Fania Records SLP 36109, 36109 France 1979 Sell This Version
Johnny Pacheco & Héctor Casanova Johnny Pacheco & Héctor Casanova - Los Amigos (Album) Fania Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Ponceña Celia Cruz Y La Sonora Ponceña - La Ceiba (Album) Vaya Records Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
Mongo Santamaria A Mi No Me Engañan (You Better Believe It) Mongo Santamaria - Red Hot (Album) Columbia, Tappan Zee Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Ray Reyes - La Orquestra Refrán Ray Reyes - La Orquestra Refrán - El Clavo (Album) Criollo Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Vilato* - Los Kimbos Vilato* - Los Kimbos - Aguacero No Me Moja (Album) Cotique US 1979 Sell This Version
LPS 99.136 Frankie Dante Frankie Dante - Los Rebeldes(LP, Album) Cotique LPS 99.136 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
Jimmy Sabater Jimmy Sabater - Gusto (Album) Fania Records, Fania Records Costa Rica 1980 Sell This Version
Ruben Blades Ruben Blades - Maestra Vida (Segunda Parte) (Album) Fania Records Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version