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Lost World

by Eddie Reyes

World Jazz, Afro/Cuban, Flamenco, Brazilian, World Fusion featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Wallace Roney and Alex Acuña
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beast on the Moon
5:06 $0.99
2. Homo Sapiens
3:28 $0.99
3. Muana
7:40 $0.99
4. M
2:59 $0.99
5. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
5:47 $0.99
6. Lalun
5:58 $0.99
7. OB's Groove
3:29 $0.99
8. The Lost World
6:59 $0.99
9. Sweet Fire
5:39 $0.99
10. Nightmare Before the Rumba
3:23 $0.99
11. I Remember Esperanza
6:50 $0.99
12. Highland Conga
3:24 $0.99
13. The Unfolding
4:51 $0.99
14. Longing
4:57 $0.99
15. Suite Plena
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Album Notes
"Eddie Reyes seamlessly melds authentic-sounding Spanish flamenco with Cuban bata and touches of Brazilian, Argentinian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean styles...fans of Al Di Meola and flamenco star Vicente Amigo will want to pick up on this highly ambitious world music-informed offering."


A unique world jazz sound.

Eddie Reyes, composer/guitarist/pianist has an extensive background in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz. His long standing interest in ceremonial Bata drumming as it is performed in Cuba, the Caribbean and America, coupled with a deep love for flamenco music gave birth to Lost World. Begun in collaboration with Puerto Rican percussionist Ricardo Isaac, the project is an exploration of world rhythms, from the intricate percussion traditions that started in Africa and have made their way to the Caribbean and South America, to the Indo/European streams that have fertilized the gypsy and flamenco traditions and on to Indian, Celtic and Aboriginal groove elements. Added to this is a mix of contemporary jazz, classical, rock and folkloric influences.

Joining him as the core of this joyous effort is Venezuelan drummer Aaron Serfaty, Mexican-American bassist Rene Camacho and guest artists Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the Cuban jazz pianist, jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney and Alex Acuña, Peruvian drummer/percussionist. Also performing is the Spanish flamenco dancer Yolanda Arroyo, who lends her voice, hands and feet to the project, Lazaro Gallaraga, Cuban percussionist, singer and original member of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, Pedro Eustache, Venezuelan wind multi-instumentalist, Grammy nominated Cuban choir Raices Habaneras, Palestinian vocalist and mawal expert Woroud Antabil, Indian Vocalist and Carnatic music specialist Geetha Ramanathan, and Charlie Bisharat, Arab-American classical and world music violinist - among others.

Eddie has performed in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Africa and has played in the groups of legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton and flautist Dave Valentin. He has also recorded and performed with Kenny Kirkland, Harvey Swartz, Luis Conte, Jorge Dalto, Claudio Roditi, Lonette McKee and Blossom Dearie. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay area and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Although he has now developed a style of flamenco guitar that merges with his Afro/Cuban/Brazilian approach, he continues to study traditional flamenco with masters in Spain.

He is also a composer of music for the theatre having recently had a world premiere of "Dorian Gray", his musical theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novella. Other original music theatre scores include "Esperanza" and "The Circus of Dr. Lao". He also writes film music, from the underscore to the classic David Lynch film, "Blue Velvet", to 90's era features "Shell Shock", "The Chair" and "The Fires Within", to contemporary films, the latest of which are "Myron's Movie" and "The Painting".

May 2007


Lost World (Gemini Rising)

Bay Area native and Berklee grad Eddie Reyes seamlessly melds authentic-sounding Spanish flamenco with Cuban bata and touches of Brazilian, Argentinian, Puerto Rican and Caribbean styles on his second outing as a leader. An accomplished player-composer-arranger-conceptualist, Reyes shifts easily from fingerstyle flamenco guitar workouts on the dramatic buleria “Muana” and the stirring solea “Lalun” to fleet-fingered electric guitar licks on high-flying, Latin-flavored fusion offerings like the spirited bomba “I Remember Esperanza” and the driving “Highland Conga.” Gonzalo Rubalcaba applies his signature touch to the bata-fueled opener “Beast on the Moon” and the title track, a percolating guaguanco that has him stretching in typically heroic fashion on piano.
Multi-instrumentalist Reyes also doubles on organ on the haunting Bitches-Brew-styled jam “Homo Sapiens” and summons up a bandoneon sample on tango-flavored danzon “M.” Trumpeter Wallace Roney appears as special guest on two tracks, offering some fiery exchanges with Reyes’ guitar in between the palmas on the authentic flamenco number “Sweet Fire,” then turning in some Miles-styled funk motifs on “OB’s Groove,” a clever amalgam of bata and hip-hop rhythms with Yoruba chanting and flamenco guitar. Kudos also to electric bassist René Camacho, master-percussionist Ricardo Isaac and drummer Aaron Serfaty for holding all the pieces of this multiculti puzzle in place. Fans of Al Di Meola and flamenco star Vicente Amigo will want to pick up on this highly ambitious world music-informed offering.

-Bill Milkowski



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Cory Petersen

An extraordinary composer
I heard a song from this album on KCRW's Cafe LA, which totally blew me away. Having researched a little further, I came upon this gem of a world jazz CD. It takes you on a phenomenal rollercoaster ride thru the realms of dark cuban rhythms, tango, flamenco, jazz/blues and much more. Eddie Reyes' compositions are deep and beautiful and with the addition of master musicians such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Alex Acuna and Wallace Roney, to name but a few, the music is allowed to soar. This is a must for serious music lovers.

jane brockman

Superb music and performances--get it!
Not often does music have the passion, beauty and brilliance of this music by Eddie Reyes. You can listen again and again and always hear something new. That's the makings of a classic. Enjoy!

Jose M. Ramirez

"Trully unique and completely diferent"
This is a very interesting mixure of unique Music.Very rich in world rythms...Ricardo,very nice.

Robert Kyle

Masterful! An incredible fusion of world music styles by a composer that is insp
Wonderful compositions, arrangements and GREAT playing & singing all around. This is REAL music by REAL musicians!Love all the Bata and Flamenco stuff! I've already listened to it a couple of times, but it's definitely one of those CD's that is so deep it will take many listenings to uncover all the layers! This CD is absolutely killin!

David Kosh

Fantastic. Amazing musicians. The songs are intellectual and emotional, joyous and sad, peaceful and pulsating. A wonderful mix of sound and rhythm.