A dazzling pyrotechnician and accomplished composer...one of the most startling and rewarding piano-led debuts since Gonzalo Rubalcaba's 'Discovery: Live at Montreux.'
Originally from Colombia, New York-based pianist/composer Gabriel Guerrero fearlessly navigates the breadth of modern music, imbuing his performances with rhythmic and harmonic influences from South America to the avant-garde and the rich expanses of jazz. Guerrero exalts his music with a high understanding of its roots, bringing his aesthetic and an emotional heft to each phrase. With the inspired band of Seth Trachy on sax, bassist Will Slater, and drummer Felix Lecaros, Quantum distills the power of their collective improvisations through Guerrero's intriguing compositions, spreading light through the cascade of unique moments.
"...a masterful musical intellect...gorgeous melodic ideas that seemingly appear out of nowhere to captivate the heart and mind of the listener...resplendent in melody and harmony, and rich in the rhythm of his mystical Colombian roots."
Latin Jazz Network
1. Present Moment 9:47
2. OzPal 5:52
3. Expectation 5:37
4. Permanent Diversion, Pt. I 8:42
5. Nunu (For Nebula) 4:15
6. Belong 8:50
7. Retrogression 8:25
8. No Return 4:04
9. Permanent Diversion, Pt. II 5:15
10. Encrucijada 2:11
11. Belong (Alternate Take) 8:23
All songs by Gabriel Guerrero
Published by Gabriel Guerrero Music ASCAP
Gabriel Guerrero - piano
Seth Trachy - sax
Will Slater - bass
Felix Lecaros - drums
Fung Chern Hwei - strings (9)
Guillermo Barrón - percussion (10)
Produced by Gabriel Guerrero
Associate producer: Sandra Lopez-Monsalve
Recorded September 23, 2019 by Tom Tedesco
at Tedesco Studios, Paramus NJ
Mixed & mastered by Dave Darlington
at Bass Hit Recording, New York
Cover art by David Guerrero
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
Pianist Gabriel Guerrero leads a team of Seth Trachy/sax, Will Slater/b, Felix LEcaros/dr ad guests Fun Chern Hwei/str and Guillermo Barron/perc through a collection of well constructed originals. There is a rich elegance to much of the work, with "Present Moment" including creative work by Slater, while the bassist digs in deep for the leader on ...