Published by DEIA, Dec. 8, 2011
Sometimes the simplest is the most expensive and the projects that are simple on a technical level and of its necessary infrastructure become difficult to fulfill desires.
I’m not going to tell here all the “strange” coincidences that happened in order to work together Rolando Luna in Habana Sessions, but it is true that when one finishes a job and enjoys the result, you can’t imagine of having finished it any other way. The young pianist, arranger and composer Rolando Luna is one of those extraordinary Cuban musicians with an incredible talent. Together we recorded our live performance of the themes in the CD HABANA SESSIONS.
It is very comforting to perform with a band behind you, with many musicians, where the music takes its maximum physical dimension. But I have also experienced times when playing with another wonderful musician where we could create and inspire each other’s talent. For years I have tried to get this strange connection to export and what I wanted to express, reflect and record in Habana Sessions. Next week I will fulfill the dream of bringing it all together in direct. Vienna on 12 and 13th of December, the 14th of Dec. in Bilbao and the 15th of Dec. in Barcelona will be the places and dates of this special tour. A meeting between Rolando Luna and I, no frills, no tricks, in direct contact with the public, a few meters away, alone, with a piano and a triki, without shades of instruments, only with hands that nude rhythms and melodies, natural, gather together the right ingredients to create a soft and delicate soufflé filled musical magic.
Habana Sessions is the result of an inner need to feel the closeness of the public to experience an intimate encounter free of the thousands of watts and visual effects. A return to the essence, the original of a meeting of two musicians who could well be in the hall of any of our homes. A cocktail of scents, emotions and feelings which the icing is put by all those who own the moment: the public.