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Michael Simon & Roots United - Revelacion FLAC album

Performer: Michael Simon
Genre: Jazz / Latin
Title: Revelacion
Released: 2004
Style: Latin Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1756 mb
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Rating: 4.7
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Michael composed and arranged all the music on Revelación, which falls not only into the Latin jazz category, but also the realm of Afro-Venezuelan rhythms as well. He makes full use of the styles and turns out a highly satisfying record. Michael uses the blues as the base for Juliana Bridge Bomba-Blues, fermenting it with a bop beat which he essays with technical facility on the trumpet, sounding edgy and flinty as he drives the pulse. In doing so, they ignite the tune with an intense, warm glow, turning this ballad into one of the highlights of the album. Michael finds his Spiritual Affinities with alto saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni. This composition has a lot going for it: not only are there several Venezuelan rhythms, but Simon and Konstantin show how they can ride on top of them and create jazz harmony.

Michael Simon and Roots United's albums. Michael Simon and Roots United: Best songs. Michael Simon and Roots United - My Response Revelacion, 2008 05:06. Michael Simon and Roots United - Before I Go Revelacion, 2008 04:45. Michael Simon and Roots United - Spiritual Affinities Revelacion, 2008 09:05. Michael Simon and Roots United - Renacer Revelacion, 2008 05:28. Michael Simon and Roots United - Juliana Bridge Bomba-Blues Revelacion, 2008 05:18. Michael Simon and Roots United - Por Instinto Revelacion, 2008 04:40.

Michael Simon (6) & Roots United - Revelacion ‎(CD). BMCD 442. Netherlands. Ray Mar 0100, RM 0100. Pride (11) - Proud As A Peacock ‎(LP, Album). Ray Mar Production, Ray Mar Production.

Michael Simon and Roots United - Spiritual Affinities. Michael Simon and Roots United - Renacer. Dr. Michael Simon and the Voices of Worship - Victory in Jesus. album: Sending The Praise.

Featuring: Michael Simon, Marlon Simon, Edward Simon, Andy Gonzalez, Boris Kozlov, Robert Quintero, Miguel Zenon, Peter Brainin, Luisito Quintero and Noah Bless. Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz. A new CD by Michael Simon, after the well recieved "Revelación". New York Encounter" is also the title song specially written for the recordings made in the Big Apple, inspired by the reunion of the Simon brothers reinforced by a 'dream team' of outstanding artists from the actual jazz en latin music world. The repertoire varies from very groovy and energetic to straight ahead jazz and subtle pieces. Great Composer but also great trumpet player, known in the Nederlands with "Fra Fra Sound band", and his own band "United roots" (cd "revelation"), the same way Edward and Marlon are known, on the East coast,in NYC or Philadelphia.

Simon Phillip Cowell (/ˈkaʊəl/; born 7 October 1959) is an English television music and talent show judge, A&R executive, businessman, talent manager, television producer, critic and entrepreneur. He has judged on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor and America's Got Talent. Cowell is the principal, founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.

Meet Michael Simon: Michael's musical background goes back to Punta Cardón (his native town), in Venezuela in the 1980s, when he was only ten years old, already jamming with his brothers. His musical studies cover a wide spectrum, first in Cuba where he went to the Ignacio Cervantes music school to study trumpet, and then to the Rotterdam conservatory of music in The Netherlands, where he obtained his arranging and composition degree in 2002


1 Before I Go 4:30
2 Juliana Bridge Bomba-Blues 5:16
3 My Response 5:04
4 Ocho Rios Mood 8:07
5 Mangueriando 6:18
6 Por Instinto 4:38
7 Renacer 5:26
8 Spritual Affinities 9:05


  • Alto Saxophone – Konstantin Klashtorni
  • Bass – Leslie Lopez
  • Concert Grand Piano – Edward Simon
  • Congas, Percussion, Vocals, Guiro, Claves – Gerardo Rosales
  • Drums, Timbales, Percussion – Marlon Simon
  • Lead Vocals – Juan Carlos Viloria
  • Piano – José Luis Lopretti
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Efraim Trujillo
  • Trombone – Ilja Reijngoud (tracks: 1)
  • Trumpet, Backing Vocals – Michael Simon


Revelación is the debut CD of Michael Simon’s Roots United, a formation of international, experienced and mature musicians. On this album Michael Simon proves not only to be an outstanding trumpet player but also a very talented and modern composer. His compositions are new, fresh and sparkling. The contribution of Michael’s brothers Marlon and Edward, both known in the jazz scene, adds to Revelación the flavors of their youth, their colorful background and mutual love for jazz.
Based in Rotterdam, but born in Venezuela with roots in Curaçao, Michael Simon has successfully completed the Rotterdam Conservatory. He completed his trumpet study at the jazz department of the Rotterdam Conservatory and later graduated in arranging and composing.
Next to his work with Roots United, Michael Simon is a much sought-after composer/ arranger en trumpeter with Gerardo Rosales, Randal Corsen and Fra Fra Sound.