Some of you might know that for the past few months we have been working on a new EP. The 2nd part of the Gypsy Journey trilogy. This EP is a reflection of the evolution of my music.
It has been an amazing experience to record these 5 songs. This time instead of the minimalist approach we wanted to do the opposite. I did a bunch of guitars, nylon, steel, electric and bass. Jordi recorded a full drum kit and tons of percussions. We also had collaborations on each song to bring different elements and sounds.
The musicians include:
Lucas Molfino – Keyboards
Ricardo Hernandez – Bass
Alice Hansen – Trumpet
Zach del Hierro – Percussions
Kerry Paige – Sax
Roger Harmon – Upright Bass
Josh Lee – Violin
Ana Pruneda – Palmas
We also included some flamenco zapateado (footwork) from our dear friend Natalia Perez del Villar.
The artwork was done by our friend from Mexico city, Rodrigo Albert. When the songs were on the demo stages we sent him the tracks and told him to draw whatever he felt from the music and here it is:
We released the first single “El Refugio” a couple of months ago and now it’s time to present you the new single “Summerland”. This song has been in the making for almost 2 years. It is a dedication to our time and friends in Summerland, BC, Canada. We had an amazing experience thanks to the invitation of our friends from Advanced Audio (Dave & Jill Thomas). We used their microphones throughout the recording process. This one is for you guys!!!
The CD Release is scheduled on June 2nd. We will have a show that night at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. With Cikatriz (local Denver band) doing and acoustic set to start the night. Show starts at 9pm. For tickets and Reservations: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1470746. CD’s will be available that night and digital copies will be available too. iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc…
So I received a couple of messages letting me know that I didn’t mention the time of the event on my previous post (now updated). Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. I hope this clears the issue 😉
This Friday (March 3rd) 7pm we will be the guests at the monthly first friday music sessions at Denver Open Media.
This event is part of the art walk on Santa Fe Dr. in the arts district in Denver. The show will be broadcasted on Denver Comcast Channel 57
Or online at: www.denveropenmedia.org/livestream_57
in case you cant attend.
This show is part of the preparation to launch the new EP A Gypsy Journey Pt. 2 coming out in the spring of 2017.
This is a free show and DOM also will provide free drinks and food. We need all of you to support us so we have an audience on video.
I hope to see you there.
Denver Open Media is at 700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204
It has been about 3 months since Jordi had to leave the US to wait for his Artist Visa to go through. Now, we are happy to announce that it all went smoothly!!!
To celebrate we are playing a show at the Skylite Station on Friday Jan 20th at 8pm, Cover $10. We will have Roger Harmon on Bass and Natalia Perez del Villar dancing. The address is 910 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO
As a bonus for the night keep in mind that it will be 3rd Friday at the Arts District in Denver (where the Skylite is located) and the art galleries in the area open their doors for an art walk. I believe is when they open new exhibits and I think a few of them give free wine. Starts at 5pm
Back in 2009 I decided to record a Christmas album, is not my favorite type of music but it always makes people happy so… why not???!!!
The concept of the album was to use different music styles for each song. So you will find bossa, flamenco, classical, country, etc… All the arrangements are instrumental, except Rocking Around the Christmas Tree where I invited one of my students at the time, Noah Benardout, to sing who was around 11 years old.
It’s finally here!!! The new single “El Refugio” (The Refuge). First track from the upcoming EP A Gypsy Journey Pt. II. This song is written and dedicate to all of you who help us on the road or at home. As an independent artist we depend on you guys. Thank you!! This is for you…
This past year was quite the ride. Lots of changes and transitions so I want to celebrate the coming of a new year the best way I can imagine… Playing music and sharing great times with friends, family and fans. My friend Travis will be hosting the night at his place Brik on York and offering Spanish Tapas and wine pairing.
On stage my friend and colleague Natalia Perez del Villar will be dancing and Roger Harmon will be playing bass. After the show we expect a jam session on stage. So if you are a musician please bring your instrument and be ready to make some music.
Im really excited for this year in my life. A New album is on its way and big plans for the future. I hope to see y’all there.