May 7, 2011
Things are going well. Looking forward to recording a trio project with Marcus Gilmore and Matt Brewer, and a few undisclosed special guests! My radio station RadioRuba! has been up and running for a few months now and we're having quite a lot of fun with it. You can find RadioRuba on my Blog....
I have recorded a special live version of "Imagine", and it's available for free download at the 5Passion web site, under Free Downloads. This piece is dedicated to my friends in Japan, who have been suffering under unbelievable pressures these days. God bless Japan.
My old friend Ignacio Berroa has joined 5Passion Records, and will be recorded an album and an instructional DVD shortly. Please visit my blog and the 5Passion Artists area for more frequent news and updates.
Feb 13, 2011
After a lengthy process, the physical album "Fé", is in production and should be at Amazon.com within two weeks.
I have begun touring with my trio, featuring Matt Brewer on Bass and Marcus Gilmore on Drums. These young men are the very best in the business and a pleasure to play with. We are featuring music by Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Chucho Valdes, Lennie Tristano, Paul Bley, Matt Brewer, Marcus Gilmore and myself. We expect to record an album together in May or June. I'm giving a solo piano concert in the Miami Area March 4 celebrating the founding of my very own independent label know as 5Passion. After that, I'll be enjoying a few weeks at home before we hit the road again in late March. See you soon!
I want to wish all of you safe and healthy Holdiay Season. I am looking forward to the coming year with great hope and enthusiasm. I have a few exciting projects in the works and several concerts to look forward to. If you have'nt visited the Blog, I encourage you to do so. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions. Un Abraso!!!
Nov 25, 2010
I am pleased to announce the release of my new album entitled "Fé". It is available at the iTunes store and soon at Amazon.com. Thank you for your support!
August 16, 2010
It is my great pleasure to announce the formation of my very own record label, 5Passion. As we charge into the future, technology continues to evolve... and in many cases, continues to democratize many of the processes of major industries once reserved only for those with significant capital. These days, owning your own world-class studio and distributing your work in the virtual world is a very real and attractive possibility. These developments are "music to my ears," as the opportunity to produce and distribute lots of great music and video with only the quality of the product in mind is at hand.
5Passion will be dedicated to the production of great music. I will begin by releasing my first independent record for 5Passion in November. Sometime in the future, 5Passion will begin producing other artists as well. It is my vision that 5Passion will one day be known as a record label affording artists a friendly environment in which to record their visionary music, without comprimising their integrity for commercial consideration and constraining them from realizing their potential in all aspects of their professional lives. 5Passion will be fair to the artists, allowing them to share in the profits of their work under an unusually benevolent recording agreement. In the end, productions bearing the 5Passion logo will be recognized as fresh, new, real and exciting.
In all my years as a man of music, I have always followed my heart and everything follows my love for music. This tradition continues with 5Passion Productions.
Thank you all for your love and support, I couldn't possibly realize anything without it.