In sheer colour and variety, in the depth of characterization and the exceptional range and refinement of his playing, Oscar Hernández here imparts a powerful stature...
Now in the middle of a towering career as founder & leader of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, musical director for Rubén Blades, and pianist, arranger and producer for some of the biggest names in Contemporary Latin music, three-time Grammy winner Oscar Hernández turns to his working quintet to present "Love the Moment." Pulling from several lifetimes worth of musical experiences, Hernandez penned ten originals to perform with his Los Angeles-based ensemble, featuring the legendary saxophonist Justo Almario and special guests, San Diego trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and violinist Dayren Santamaria, along with drummer Jimmy Branly, bassist Oscar Cartaya, and percussionist Christian Moraga.
1. Otro Nivel 4:53
2. Love The Moment 6:05
3.Latino Jazz 5:57
4. Danzon For Lisa 5:17
5. Mi Cancion Es Para Ti 4:43
6.Silent Prayers 6:08
7. Alternate Roots 5:08
8.Sentimiento De Amor 5:23
9. Groove For Peace 4:22
10. Mindful Thoughts 5:58
ALL COMPOSITIONS BY Oscar Hernández, Taino Music, BMI
Oscar Hernandez - Piano/Leader
Justo Almario - Sax/Flute
Jimmy Branly - Drums
Oskar Cartaya - Bass
Christian Moraga - Conga/Percussion
Guests Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet/Flugelhorn,
Dayren Santamaria - Violin
PRODUCED BY Oscar Hernández
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Oscar Hernández, Joseph Slopis
AKA Wolfgang Von Einstein, Dr. John Slopis
RECORDED LIVE AT Stagg Street Studios, Van Nuys, CA
April 10-11, 2019
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bil Lane
ASSISTED BY David Martinez
MIXED & MASTERED BY Jimmy Branly
COVER ART & DESIGN: Jhonatan González S.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Yari Ortiz
Glide Magazine (Jim Hynes)
Love the Moment with Oscar Hernández and Alma Libre is an ensemble recording by the bandleader of the three-time GRAMMY® Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. One of the true giants of Latin jazz, the composer and pianist joins with Justo Almario on saxophone/flute, Oskar Cartaya on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, Christian Moraga on percussion, and sp ...