Instrumental Jazz lovers will want to add Oriente López - Aguas Profundas (Deep Waters), a stunningly vibrant 13-track instrumental Latin Jazz release featuring the Oriente López Trio Oriente López, Itaiguara Brandão, and Mauricio Zottarelli, joined by special guests Paquito D'Rivera Luis Felipe Lamoglia, Hendrik Meurkens, and Romero Lubambo, to their collections.
Oriente López -
Oriente López - Aguas Profundas: Centro Habana, Aguas Profundas, AEIOU, Hurry
Up, Chase, Congoja, Carrusel, Midtown Waltz, Sabor Intelectual, Wait, SOS,
Oriente López Trio "Plan B" Personnel: Oriente López: piano, keyboards, flutes,
accordion, vocals, Itaiguara Brandão: electric bass, Mauricio Zottarelli: drums and percussion, Special Guests: Paquito
D'Rivera: alto sax and clarinet, Luis
Felipe Lamoglia on tenor sax, Hendrik
Meurkens on harmonica, and Romero
Lubambo on guitar.
wrote all the music for Aguas Profundas,
as well as produced it for OHL Music.
not familiar with the talented Oriente López , as a way of introduction, we had
the pleasure of experiencing him play at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, New York with Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage in late March 2017 where he
played with Nilson and Mauricio Zottarelli, who plays on Aguas Profundas, and were
impressed with his mastery and style on both piano and flute. In addition to being
a musician, he is also a musical director, composer, arranger, producer, and
multi-Grammy winner (2004 - Land Of The
Sun with Charlie Haden and Gonzolo Rubalcaba, and 2001 - Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Live at The Blue
Note with Paquito D'Rivera), he won an ASCAP plus USA award for composing
from 2000 - 2011, and received the EGREM award from Cuba for two 1988
recordings, Eclipse de Sol with Afrocuba,
and Causas Y Azares with Silvio
Rodriguez and Afrocuba.
release opens with the lively Centro
Habana featuring the legendary 14-Grammy award winner, Paquito D'Rivera on
alto sax joining Oriente, Itaiguara Brandão, and Mauricio Zottarelli. Next in
the line-up is the title track, Aguas
Profundas with special guest, Brazilian Jazz guitarist, Romero Lubambo
working his magic, and Oriente playing both piano and flute on this amazing
track that flows effortlessly, then segues into the song AEIOU where special guest Henrik Meurkens layers in the harmonica.
enthusiasts will appreciate Mauricio Zottarelli's long drum solo on Hurry Up, followed by the track, Chase where once again Romero Lubambo
joins the trio and blends in his guitar rhythms. The release continues with the
track Congoja, a perfect vehicle to
highlight Oriente López 's exceptionally fine piano work. Carrusel is just the trio and that is more than enough to create a
dynamic piece, and on Midtown Waltz,
Henrick Meurkens returns to add harmonica.
continues with Sabor Intelectual, which
translates from Spanish to Intellectual Flavor, which indeed it is, with
Cuban-born Paquito D'Rivera on clarinet, Cuban-born Oriente López on piano, and
Brazilians Romero Lubambo on guitar, Itaiguara Brandão on electric bass, and
Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and percussion. The track Wait once again features the core trio.
SOS opens with special guest Luis Felipe
Lamoglia layering in the tenor sax, then the trio finishes strongly with the
track, Tornado, and the closing track
Umbral, which slows the pace, and
brings the listener down gently to reflect and catch one's breath on this
masterfully crafted release. From start to finish, Aguas Profundas is like a long, cool drink of water on a hot day;
on Oriente López and upcoming
performances, please visit the website: www.OrienteLopez
Website where you can procure Oriente
López - Aguas Profundas:. www.CDBaby.com.
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