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Una Parte De Mi

Artist:

Daniel Amat

*** PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Quantity of one of album jacket in “CMYK 4 colors 350 grams” with 3 mm spine, 80-gram inner black-colored unprinted paper sleeve with clear plastic protection, 12-inch 33RPM 180-gram natural-transparent colored vinyl record consisting of eco-friendly materials and produced with DMM technology with 4 songs on Side A and 4 songs on Side B. One Insert consisting of 300 x 300 mm double-sided CMYK 4 colors on 300-gram paper with photos and text.  Outer plastic sleeve sealed with tamperproof hologram sticker. Limited edition vinyl record.

*** LINER NOTES

"Una Parte De Mi" is a compilation of the first two albums by Cuban pianist Daniel Amat. Under the production of Cassio Records, this phonogram is loaded with lyricism and pianistic virtuosity and, above all, it represents a very personal musical perspective.

 

There has been a fine balance between good music, the virtuoso and the conceptual depth chosen by Ralph Riley with regard to the work of Daniel Amat, as this album contains  some of the most important works of his artistic career.

 

The guests that are included in this compilation are a delight.  Pancho Amat, Chucho Valdes, Tata Güines, Changuito, among other prominent figures of Afro-Cuban Jazz and Cuban music.

 

With this album we take a brief tour of some of the best known cuban genres and others that are not so well known. the son, the danzón, the descarga and others such as the contradanza, the rumba, the changüi could not be left out.

 

With his music, Daniel invites us to share his deep and elaborate personal sensitivity. To achieve this reflection, he undoubtedly takes advantage of the entire romantic legacy of the golden century of the piano, drinking from Liszt, Rachmaninov, or Chopin, who, together with a unique touch, reflect his classical training and mastery of the instrument.

 

The elaboration of the arrangements is very innovative, since we can find Jazz textures, Son, Danzón, classical music and all in a single track, without this being an impediment to the elaboration of beautiful melodies.

 

Daniel Amat has been categorized by the prestigious DownBeat Magazine as "One of the Best Latin Jazz Pianists," characterizing him, above all, as having his own authentic style.

 

This compilation chosen by Ralph is a look at Amat's work to delve into his past and present, a motive that justifies a nostalgic and accurate discourse, but that is always full of the deepest love for music and life.

 

What is best is to listen, to hold on to the strong hand of this pianist and let the music take you. -- Ariana Amat

*** SONGS & CREDITS

SIDE A (Total Time: 19:21)
  1. Lejanía                5:52
  2. Una Vasca en Camagüey  4:42
  3. Tumbao del Feo         4:26
  4. El Guararey de Pastora 4:28

SIDE B (Total Time: 20:58)
  1. Recuerdos              4:56
  2. La Rumba Está Buena    5:11
  3. Montuno Bop            5:12
  4. Cocoito y Lucumi       5:45

Executive Producer:

  Daniel Amat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

  Emerson Bran (5, 6, 7, 8)

Musical Director:

  Daniel Amat

 

Arranger:

  Daniel Amat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

 

Composer:

  Daniel Amat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  Francisco “Pancho” Amat (7, 8)

 

Musical Producer: 

  Daniel Amat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

  Pancho Amat (5, 6, 7, 8)

 

Lead Vocal:

  Wuillian Borrego (6)

  Maria Victoria Rodiguez (7)

  Juan de la Cruz Antomarchi “Coto” (4)

 

Chorus:

  Wuillian Borrego

  Pancho Amat

  Alberto “Pititi” Rodgriguez

  Gilberto Noriega (4)

Bongos:

  Miguel Enrique Espineta (5, 6, 7, 8)

  Gilberto “Toto” Noriega (1, 2, 3, 4)

           

Congas/Tumbas:

  Yaroldy Abrue (5, 6, 7, 8)

  Gilberto “Toto” Noriega (1, 2, 3, 4)

  Aristides Soto “Tata Güines” (solo de tumba en 3)

 

Timbales:

  Miguel Enrique Espinea (5, 6, 7, 8)

  Joel Rodriguez (1, 2, 3, 4)

  Jose Luis Quintana “Changuito” (timbal solo en 3)

 

Minor Percussion:

  Gilberto “Toto” Noriega

  Yaroldy Abreu

  Miguel Escuriola

 

Baby Bass:

  Jose “Quito” Amat

 

Cello:

  Regina Campos (1)

 

Tres:

  Pancho Amat

 

Piano:

  Daniel Amat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)

  Jesús Valdés “Chucho Valdes” Rodríguez (7)

 

Soprano Sax:

  Carlos Hudson (2)

 

Mix:

  Manolo Mantecón (1, 2, 3, 4)

  Pancho Amat (1, 2, 3, 4)

 

Recording Studios:

  Sonocaribe (1, 2, 3, 4)

  Abdala (5, 6, 7, 8)

  Estudios Laguna (5, 6, 7, 8)

 

Remastering for Vinyl:

  Eric Maldonado - Paris Recording Studio

 

Album Cover/Insert Art:

  Sunshine Reyes 

 

Concept & Production of Vinyl:

  Ralph Riley

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