Tropical Note Productions
Tropicalnote Productions is a musical production company committed to creating the finest musical recordings. It is managed by musical innovator, producer, bassist , arranger, and composer Ray Martinez. With the ability to interpret and create a vast array of musical genres, Ray Martinez is at the forefront continuously producing exemplary work.
About Ray Martinez
Known for his melodic and percussive style, RAY MARTINEZ has been considered one of the most gifted and prominent bassist/arrangers in the contemporary Latin and Salsa music scenes.
Ray composed, arranged, recorded and performed for many years with Latin-jazz legend MONGO SANTAMARIA. As the leader and creator of his own salsa band, “CONJUNTO TIPICO CRIOLLO,” Ray produced and arranged three albums. Ray was also a member of the BUDDHA-LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS.
RAY MARTINEZ has enjoyed a prolific musical career recording and performing with such artist as the “KING OF LATIN MUSIC” TITO PUENTE, “THE QUEEN OF SALSA” CELCIA CRUZ, Latin Jazz great MONGO SANTAMARIA, RAY BARRETO, JOHNNY PACHECO, DAVE VALENTIN, HECTOR LAVOE, “EL SONERO MAYOR” ISMAEL RIVERA, TIPICA 73, AND PETE “EL CONDE” RODRIGUEZ, LARRY HARLOW among others.
Having firmly established his reputation as an excellent musician, Ray was chosen to participate with PAUL SIMON in several musical recordings and also performed in two world tours with DAVID BYRNE ex-leader of the TALKING HEADS. In addition, Ray served as a special guest on DAVID BYRNE’S production of Brazilian artist MARGARETH MENEZES. Increasingly in demand, he has recorded with international star JUAN LUIS GUERRA and 4:40, AFRICANDO from Africa, and the ultimate expression of Puerto Rican folklore in New York, LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21.
Ray Martinez is committed to motivating and inspiring audiences both young and mature to the magnificent sounds of Afro-Caribbean Jazz and Jazz. As a musical innovator, Ray Martinez’ Legacy CD fuses Afro-Jazz (Latin Jazz), the Blues, and Funk and folklore rhythms of the Caribbean to create familiar yet new sound. Ray Martinez’ Legacy incorporates 6/8 rhythms, Cha-Cha, Guaguanco, Samba, Funk and the Blues to create a unique sound. Within its polyrhythmic and melodic sounds, you can hear the soul of Africa, the Blue note, that element of expression which crosses the seas uniting not only diverse African communities, but the spirit or heart of the world.
What Do You Need?
A Real Experience
Not sure how to make the album you’re envisioning come to life? Work with our experienced team to shape your sound into something uniquely yours. We’ll work together from start to finish to produce work you’ll be proud of. Contact us to see how our Music Production can help your next album sound amazing.
Record your next album or commercial with a leading Music Production Company. Our Sound Engineering services are available to all of our clients so they can produce the best sound quality possible. Your next album is in your future - simply contact us today to find out how to start benefiting from our services today.
Make It Yours
Recording, mastering, and producing are our greatest passions. With our Mixing services, we’ll help you merge your music arrangements into a single unique sound. The talented production staff at Ray Martinez’s Tropicalnote Productions is here for whatever you need. Get in touch today to learn how to start producing music with us.