CD RELEASE “A life Soundtrack”
|December 17, 2019|
|The Royal Room|
A Life Soundtrack
Join us in a celebration of the journey of life through music. Marina Albero presents a self release where you’re invited to feel the world through her experiences. Albero’s music has been brewed in Spain, Cuba and US and it’s made of a natural blend of impressionistic, jazz, flamenco, son and early music. With a strong accent on the rhythm, her music has been captivating audiences and musicians around the Northwest since she moved to Seattle in 2015 where she has been awarded with as Emerging Artist by Earshot Jazz.
The record contains three volumes of her ongoing project “A life Soundtrack” that she started in 2017 on Patreon.com and where she produced 12 HQ live performances videos for her patrons in one year. You can also find her project Mikrotunes on Soundcloud where she released micro compositions regularly (2010-2011). For the first time, Albero crosses the online border to make a CD that contains different moments of her creative process.
Volume #1 “Albero” was recorded in 2008 in Barcelona with her friends and family. Produced by herself and Chano Dominguez and recorded at home it is a presentation of Marina’s universe where each tune opens a window to a different side of her music.
Volume #2 “Agua” is an all improvised work. Like water, Albero adapts herself to the territory, flows from shore to shore, from the mountain springs to the rushing rivers, stays in the still iced waters and travels to the warm Caribbean, it sometimes sounds like the hidden rainforest waterfall, other times like the water drops falling from the ceiling of a cave.. As Bruce Lee said, “Be water, my friend”. On three tracks, the unique and generous musicality of Hans Teuber creates a complete new soundscape to explore.
Volume #3 “Music is Love” aims to be an act of gratitude. Gratitude towards music and all that it brings to Marina’s life. Friends, connections, learning, challenges, healing, emotions, feelings, thrives, family… LOVE. On this record, Albero plays originals and jazz standards with her Seattle band and her kids who are also musicians. Backing her up, the band is a gathering of incredibly talented artists: Jeff Johnson, Hans Teuber, Jeff Busch and D’Vonne Lewis honor with their presence a playful space for music.
Hans Teuber: Saxophones(s), flute(s), clarinet(s)
Jeff Johnson: Bass
D’Vonne Lewis: Drums
Jeff Busch: Percussion
Special Guests: Serena Albero on vocals and Marcel Dominguez on sax