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Release date: June 2, 2019
LO QUE DICE MI CANTAR (What my Singing Says) is a walk through places and time with some of Trova’s founding legends. From Lorenzo Hierrezuelo’s energetic “Vendedor de Agua” to Pepe Sanchez’s “Tristezas” (the very first Cuban Bolero), Alberto Villalón’s sentimental "La Ausencia” and the somber “Esta Vez Tocó Perder” (popularized in the 1920s by Maria Teresa Vera), to the whimsical and picaresque “Tentempié”, Trio Palabras leads us on an incomparable musical journey.
This album honors the venerable art of Cuban Trova with fresh arrangements and emotional performances that speak directly to the heart. The soaring vocal harmonies of Trio Palaras vocalists Vania Martinez and Liane Pérez, with the nuanced yet bold guitar accompaniment of Nubia González along with a wealth of some of Cuba’s finest instrumentalists, combine to sweep us away, and if only for a few moments, provide a brief respite for the soul in this hectic world.
THIS RECORDING was tracked at 24BIT/192KHZ using two mastering-grade HAPI interfaces from Merging Technologies fitted with AD8DP microphone preamplifier/analog-digital converters. We located one HAPI in the live room close to the musicians in order to keep microphone cables as short as possible, thus avoiding the signal loss and potential for interference inherent in patch panels and long studio wiring runs. The resulting 16-track recording was mixed by Andrew Spindor at Railtown mastering in Vancouver, BC on a Neve 8816, with various outboard components from nasales, Hendy Amp, Merging, and Bricasti Design. Final digital/analog mastering and lacquer cutting was done by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.
Executive Producer: JIM LAUREL
Recorded and mixed by: ANDREW SPINDOR
A&R and Field Production by LEE LOCKWOOD
A&R and Production Assistance by YENKYS GOZALEZ GOMEZ