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Lopez-Nussa, Harold / El Viaje
Album:El Viaje Collection:World
Artist:Lopez-Nussa, Harold Added:Sep 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-09-12 Pull Date:2016-11-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9Sep 25Sep 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 15, 2016:What's Not to Love?
Lobo's Cha
4.Oct 13, 2016:DSD
Me Voy Pa' Cuba
2.Oct 20, 2016:Melange
D'una Fabula
5.Oct 06, 2016:Melange
Lobo's Cha
3.Oct 13, 2016:Melange
Inspiracion En Connecticut
6.Sep 24, 2016:Music Casserole
Lobo's Cha

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-09-08 
Conservatory-trained Cuban-French pianist creates lovely, listenable, playful music with his brother and other well-trained musicians; impressive piano technique! This guy never runs out of notes or interesting tunes and riffs

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9

*1- Me Voy Pa' Cuba – (5:35) – very happy piano music with skippy beat and vocalization and bass segues to some Spanish lyrics with piano punctuation

2-- Africa – (5:07) – quieter, with deeper notes, then speeds up with lyrics

3 – Feria – (3:55) – nice interweaving of voice, piano, percussion, bass –nimble piano playing

**4- Lobo's Cha (5:25) – has a French feel and sound with a Latin beat; lovely staccato

5 – Bacalao Con Pan (3:39) – beat picks up with more drum, straight-ahead beat by piano which opens out into serious improv and more nimble playing – wow!

**6 – El Viaje (5:13) – starts more quietly and contemplative with solo horn over piano chords; nice singing – choral and solo

7- Mozambique en mi B (3:51) – nice little piano riff to start; horn picks it up, and they play with it

*8- D'una Fabula – (6:20) – starts with horn duet and piano call and response; segues to nice bass and then that fantastic way he tickles the keys and slows to a bit of soft lyrical singing

*9- Inspiracion en Connecticut – (6:05) – begins with pretty arpeggios and background instrumentation, speeds up with nice modulations, adds heft with straight chords and choral singing “Deo”

*10-Oriente – (5:36) – mysteriously lovely at beginning with xylophone type sounds; horns come in; quiet contemplative; singing toward end

11- Improv (Me Voy Pa' Cuba) –(3:22) – live jam session conversation and warmup provide the background outtro to this very worthwhile endeavor.

Track Listing
1.Me Voy Pa' Cuba 6.El Viaje
2.Africa 7.Mozambique En Mi B
3.Feria 8.D'una Fabula
4.Lobo's Cha 9.Inspiracion En Connecticut
5.Bacalao Con Pan 10.Oriente
 11.Improv (Me Voy Pa' Cuba)