Simply stated, Henry Fiol is a legend in the world of Salsa. Born from a Puerto Rican father and an Italian-American mother, Henry Fiol began his musical career over thirty years ago, initially as a congo player and coro singer.
In 1980, Fiol recorded two LP’s with SAR Records as a soloist, and was fortunate enough to score several number-one hits in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic. He subsequently toured Latin America, doing numerous concerts and television appearances. In 1983, he formed his own band, “Corazón”, and introduced his signature brass instrumentation of trumpet with tenor sax. Soon thereafter, he founded his own record company, Corazón Records, and began using the characteristic red-and-black stage clothing with the symbol of the heart. During this period, he recorded three albums on the Corazón label.
To this day, Henry Fiol continues to perform on an international level, particularly in Latin America, where over the years he has achieved the status of being considered a “classic” artist, and also a perennial favorite.
In 2002, a new album entitled “Guapería” (still unreleased) was recorded and produced by Henry Fiol for his own production company, Corazón Productions. It contains seven original Fiol compositions and three adaptations of old Cuban favorites, and in the opinion of some of the Salsa insiders who have heard a sample; it may contain some of his best work yet. ~ Henry Fiol, SalsaBlvd