Live Music in the Courtyard: THE P-LO PROJECT — Gables
South Florida-based musician and entertainer Patrick Lopez’ own arrangements of jazz standards with an electronic-based dance sound are the P-Lo Project. His rhythmically charged trumpet solos, featuring unique and spontaneous melodic fragments combined seamlessly with more traditional bebop runs demonstrate an intense dedication to music. Put Patrick Lopez behind a keyboard, and yet another pleasant surprise awaits the listener. It quickly becomes apparent that he’s just as comfortable there, putting his own unique harmonic spin on everything from Pop and Rock to R&B and Latin Jazz. Listening to his original compositions is where you really start to get a sense of Patrick’s approach to music. Complex harmonies sound natural and flow together flawlessly, while simple phrases and ideas take on deep meaning. Intense, chromatic trumpet solos suddenly seem to fit with perfection. Everything just comes together, forming a musical work that everyone can enjoy.
July 12, 2012
“Live Things” is Gola’s first solo effort, and is available now on iTunes and at Amazon.com! This inspired offering features great musicians the likes of Tony Perez, Felipe Lamoglia, Mike Rodriguez, Rafael Solano, Ludwig Afonso, Philbert Armenteros,William Paredes and also features Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ignacio Berroa as special guests.
July 11, 2012
……………. electric bassist Jose Armando Gola provides inspired solos…… Paseo, the title of virtuoso Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s first album as a leader in three years, means “walk” or “stroll” in English. And that’s what he does throughout the record with his New Cuban Quartet. Rubalcaba examines his musical roots as if he were walking through his […]
July 10, 2012
By JIM SANTELLA for All About Jazz, Published: May 12, 2006 Ignacio Berroa spreads contemporary Latin jazz before him everywhere he goes. It’s the music of Dizzy Gillespie, the music of Mario Bauza, and the music of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, David Sánchez, Ed Simon, John Patitucci, and the other members of Berroa’s band. Along with a vibrant Latin jazz rhythm […]
July 9, 2012
By BRUCE LINDSAY for All About Jazz, Published: November 18, 2009 Virtue is Eldar’s fourth album—his sixth, if his early independent releases are included—something of an achievement for a musician who was only 22 years old at the time of the album’s release. The album further affirms the Kyrgyzstan-born, New York-based musician’s deserved reputation for technical ability. Across the 11 […]
July 2, 2012
Great Work! A masterpiece! The participation of great stars like Giovanni Hidalgo, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Justo Betancourt and Roberto Roena and Jose Gola make this album a great and collectible piece for everyone who really enjoys good music. Papo Marquez did a really great job as a producer! Two thumbs up for him! Congrats! I really enjoy listen to […]