Johnny Pacheco – Pacheco His Flute and Latin Jam
Throughout his outstanding career and involvement with the development of Latin music, Johnny Pacheco has received many kudos for his extraordinary genius. In November of 1998, he was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Bobby Capo’ Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by Governor George Pataki. In 1996 the president of the Dominican Republic, Juaquin Balaguer bestowed him with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Honor. In addition, Pacheco was presented with the First International Dominican Artist Award from the distinguished Casandra Awards. In June 1996, Johnny Pacheco was the first Latin music producer to receive the NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) Governor’s Award in New York City.
Pacheco’s musical approach has made him one of the most solicited performers in Latin music. He has helped develop the sound of many of the top Salsa artists. The list includes Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Cheo Feliciano, and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez. In this album, a young Pacheco assembled a potpourri of the best musicians in the Latin music industry. Barry Rogers, Orestes Vilato, Bobby Valentin, Jose ‘Chombo’ Silva, Pupi Legarreta, Carlos ‘Patato‘ Valdez and Osvaldo ‘Chihuahau‘ Martinez make their presence felt strongly in this package of Salsa, Pachanga, Son Montuno, Latin Jazz and Descarga productions.