Fonseca – Conexion (2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Fonseca – Conexion (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:46:42 minutes | 558 MB | Genre: Latin Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Sony Music Latin

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Fonseca chose music at an early age, creating and selling his first compositions to friends and family by the age of 12. Studying music formally at institutions such as Javeriana University in Bogota and Berklee College of Music in Boston, he honed his compositional and performance skills. Fonseca’s self-titled debut gained him considerable attention in Colombia, including the notice of artists like Shakira and Juanes, both of whom offered him subsequent collaboration and performance opportunities. Sharing the stage with Shakira on her Mongoose tour, and Juanes at Campin Stadium in Bogota garnered Fonseca the recognition and momentum he would need for his second album, 2005’s Corazón, which explored the crossroads where pop/rock influences meet the vallenato, bullerengue, and tambora rhythms of Fonseca’s native land. Released by EMI, Corazón was well-received, reaching number six on Billboard’s Latin Tropical chart. Gratitud followed in 2008, with Ilusion arriving in 2011. It was nominated for a Grammy as Best Latin Pop album and won the Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Fusion album. Its charting single, “Desde Que No Estás,” was nominated for Tropical Song of the Year.

Fonseca, by then well-known as an ambassador of Colombia’s music to the world, recorded Sinfonico in concert with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia in 2013. Released a year later, it was Latin Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year, and won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. In early 2015, Fonseca was awarded La Musa Premio Triunfador by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in May received the first-ever Contempiorary Icon Award at the SESAC Latina Music Awards. In the fall, he released the album Conexión. It charted thanks to the success of its pre-release singles “Y No Me Faltas” and “Y Tu´” (a duet with Juanes). The set also included a second duet, “Amor Eterno,” with Victor Manuelle. -Evan C. Gutierrez

1 Entre Mi Vida y la Tuya 02:56
2 Cómo Te Puedo Entender 04:22
3 Regresa Conmigo 03:44
4 Quererse Cuando Nadie Habla de Amor 03:26
5 Vine a Buscarte 04:10
6 Y Tú 03:58
7 Ya No Me Faltas 02:43
8 Amor Eterno 03:44
9 Pinta Mi Corazón 03:11
10 Conexión 03:49
11 Ojos de Luz 03:49
12 Puede Ser 03:53
13 Sorprenderte 02:57

Fonseca (Juan Fernando Fonseca) – Vocals, Arreglos, Composer, Coros, Pre-Production, Programming, Recording, Strings
David Alsina – Bandoneon
Humberto Arias – Baritone, Saxophone
Jesus Chucho Llanos Avila – Percussion
Dagers Alfonso Barrera – Congas
Noah Bless – Trombone
Richard Bravo – Drums, Percussion, Recording
Rodrigo Cárdenas – Bajos
Alex Casadiego – Arreglos, Guitar (Acoustic), Programming, Recording
The City of Prague Philharmonica Orchestra
Julio Reyes Copello – Arreglos, Composer, Coros, Piano, Piano (Electric), Pre-Production, Producer, Programming, Recording, Strings
Wells Cunningham – String Quartet, Strings
Luques Curtis – Bajos
Juan Giraldo “El fabu” – Trumpet
Juan Fernando Giraldo – Saxophone
Juanes – Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Ricardo López Lalinde – Arreglos, Charango, Coros, Cuatro, Percussion, Programming, Recording, String Quartet, Ukulele
Lee Levin – Drums, Recording
Carlos Fernando López – Accordion, Arreglos, Coros, Marimba, Percussion, Pianicca, Piano, Piano (Electric), Programming, Strings
Victor Manuelle – Featured Artist, Guest Artist, Vocals
Hermides “Taty” Manzano – Accordion
Domingo Pagliuca – Trombone
Ivan Renta – Baritone
Michael Rodriguez – Trumpet
Roberto Carlo Roso – Bajos
José Sibaja – Trumpet
Fernando Tobon – Cuatro, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Tiple, Tres
Yeissonn Villamar – Piano