2002 Juno Award Winner for Best Instrumental Album ("Armando's Fire"), guitarist Oscar Lopez' first album for Narada is entitled "Heat". His Juno-nominated "Dancing On The Moon Contigo" earned wide acclaim and a buzz throughout North America. Now comes an album of excitement, passion, energy - "Heat"! "It's all from the heart, no matter what I play. Everything is in the heat of the moment,"states Lopez. "I am completely devoted to my guitar - she has been my lady for a long time." Fellow musician Martin Simpson once said, "Oscar Lopez is the only guitarist I know who can actually make an acoustic nylon-string guitar scream." One listen to tracks such as "Desperate Love", "Fire And Fury" and "Fiesta Latina" will have you jumping on the Oscar Lopez party train as well.
|04:20||Thinking Of You||Instrumental|
|04:14||Fire And Fury||Instrumental|
|04:23||Step By Step||Instrumental|
|03:17||The Way I Am||Instrumental|
|05:04||The Flight Of The Flamingo||Instrumental|
|03:42||My Heart In Rio||Instrumental|
|03:46||Tornado De Amor||Instrumental|
|Oscar Lopez||Guitar, Percussion on "Fire And Fury", "The Way I Am", "Step By Step", "Tornado De Amor" and "Thinking Of You", Production, Arrangements, Mixing|
|Brent Gubbels||Electric and Acoustic Basses|
|Michael Simpson||Piano, Keyboards|
|Oscar Nieto||Castanets, Palmas|
|Don Pennington||Production, Mixing|
|Rich Denhart||Executive Production|
|Richard Champagne||Engineering, Mixing|
|Francois Macchiagodena||Engineering Assistance|
|Leo Seppanen||Engineering Assistance|
|Recorded and mixed in March, 1997 at Blue Wave Productions, Ltd., Vancouver, BC.
Mastered at Narada Media.