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Tendencias

by Fran Vielma & Venezuelan Jazz Collective

Contemporary jazz showcasing diverse and exotic sounds from Venezuela, one of the richest musical countries of South America & The Caribbean. The work features some of the most outstanding players of today's jazz scene.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Monk en Aragua (feat. Roberto Koch, Luis Perdomo & Miguel Zenón)
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2. Cereal de Bobures (feat. Manolo Mairena, Luis Perdomo & Michael Rodriguez)
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3. Tendencias (feat. Luis Perdomo & Angel Subero)
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4. Pasaje del Olvido (feat. Jeremy Bosch & Luis Perdomo)
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5. Minanguero (feat. Michael Rodriguez, Luis Perdomo, Pablo Bencid & Manolo Mairena)
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6. Mis Dos Luces (feat. Roberto Koch, Angel Subero & Luis Perdomo)
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7. Hubbardengue (feat. Roberto Koch, Luis Perdomo & Michael Rodriguez)
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8. A Modo Patanemeño (feat. Cesar Orozco & Miguel Zenón)
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9. Ehlba (feat. Miguel Zenón & Cesar Orozco)
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10. Miel de Cayena (feat. Luis Perdomo)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Fran Vielma’s album Tendencias is the debut of his Venezuelan Jazz Collective, an innovative jazz ensemble that comprises an outstanding cast of world-class musicians. Their awareness of the jazz tradition, concert music, and an upbringing surrounded by the Caribbean and South American genres allow these performers to go from one idiom to the other with masterful spontaneity and musicianship.

Vielma envisioned to feature in his compositions and arrangements probably one of the strongest Venezuelan rhythmic sections ever gathered with him on multi-percussion. Luis Perdomo, internationally regarded pianist/composer and bandleader based in NYC holds the chair of the piano in 8 of the tracks. Cesar Orozco, prolific Cuban-Venezuelan pianist/composer gets featured on two pieces. On bass, Roberto Koch, a solid contemporary jazz performer and a master of Southamerican music styles based in Europe, and Pablo Bencid on drums, well known in the avant-garde jazz and Latin jazz scene of the east coast of the US.

Fran is also supported by a luxurious horn section that includes Michael Rodríguez, composer/bandleader who holds credits with giants like Herbie Hancock and Maria Schneider, on Trumpet. On Alto Saxophone, the internationally regarded and multi-award winner composer/educator Miguel Zenón, and Ángel Subero on Trombone, an in-demand versatile player/educator of genres like classical, jazz, and Latin based in Boston.

"I present you Tendencias, the first record of the Venezuelan Jazz Collective. The work represents my personal vision of contemporary Venezuelan jazz produced in New York City, and I am honored to present it along with an extraordinary cast of world-class musicians."

"I have dreamed of putting together this ambitious project since arriving to the United States in 2010. The album represents a small portion of the vast and little-known compendium of traditional musical languages of my homeland blended with jazz traditions and concert music elements. "

"Every composition references a place, an artist, a remembrance from my native Venezuela. I humbly share insights on each piece, so you can enjoy a collective journey that reconnects Africa, Europe, and the New World."

"Monk en Aragua starts our voyage evoking the legacy of Thelonious Monk with the fictional thought of him being born near the beautiful coast of Aragua-Venezuela; composing melodies embedded in the rhythmic richness and percussive strength of the tambor cumaco."

"Cereal de Bobures takes us on a boat ride through the warm waters of the southern Maracaibo Lake region known as Sur del Lago¬. In this region, one can hear the sounds of gaita de tambora, the genre used for this piece, during the celebratory parades of Saint Benedict."

"Tendencias, the title of the album, turns the helm of the boat onto the central and eastern coasts of Venezuela embracing styles like sangueo, joropo oriental, and golpe de patanemo, which are combined with a few aesthetic nuances drawn from one of the most influential icons of contemporary music: John Coltrane."

"Pasaje del Olvido, a song by one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters from Venezuela - Simon Díaz. The song calls our attention as a romantic poem inspired by the beauty and greatness of the Venezuelan plains."

"Minanguero, invites us to return to the central coast with the style of tambor mina from Barlovento, the land of my friends and mentors Miguel Urbina, Johny Ruda, and the Grupo Mina members, to whom I dedicate this piece."

"Mis dos luces, written for my beloved nieces Daniela and Sofía based in the genre of Bambuco, walks us along a trail into the Andean mountains of Venezuela."

"Hubbardengue is a tribute to trumpeter/composer Freddy Hubbard, one of the greatest exponents of hard bop and modal jazz, in which I envision a painting that blends various impressionistic colors contoured by the sensitive beat of Venezuelan merengue."

"A Modo Patanemeño, in honor of the gorgeous bay of Patanemo, situated in the state of Carabobo, where I was fascinated by the beautiful rhythms I heard performed on the tambor culo largo and the clarín."

"Ehlba, a piece for my mother -Maritza Vielma, reflects in its melody the silhouette of her personality dancing around different meters and colors that converge with the flavor of Barlovento region’s tambores fulía."

"Miel de Cayena (honey of poppy) closes our expedition of Tendencias with a duo performance that expresses my love for “the people” who embellish our lives through the years. Like wild cayenas whose sweet honey provides for the existence of the traveling hummingbirds."

Album Tendencias' liner note quotes:

“In the spirit of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Machito, Cachao, Mario Bauzá, Chano Pozo, and Cándido Camero, drummer/composer Fran Vielma joins this lineage alongside such innovators as Danilo Pérez, Paquito D’Rivera, Dafnis Prieto, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pedrito Martínez…Further, Fran builds on this tradition by composing with folkloric rhythms from his native country, Venezuela... The result is an extremely impressive and contemporary presentation of today’s Latin jazz music.” - Billy Hart

“There are records that are meaningful in the life of an artist, as without a doubt, it is this one by Fran Vielma. In this work, Fran shares all his visions: a compendium of his Venezuelan tradition fused with knowledge and influences gained while living in the US... In this album, Fran shares all the passion of someone who believes in the music and gets to shape concretely a dream joined by incredible musicians…” - Guillermo Klein

Tendencias' reviews:

"...It’s not just the rhythmic potency of Venezuelan music that stands out here; indeed, on a number of the tracks it's Vielma's
indebtedness to the wider jazz tradition that is striking." Troy Dostert All About Jazz 2018

“The ensemble is not quite hard-bop and not quite salsa-they are something more complex and unprecedented, and take sharp turns at times.” Phillip Freeman Downbeat Magazine 2018

“…a superb recording with an excellent band, superior compositions and superb soloing.” Ron Weinstock, Jazz and Blues Report
2018

"One can’t help but marvel how magically effective this is especially as the horns constantly have to be mixed in with the dry and sharp, stabbing aural palette of Mr. Vielma’s Venezuelan percussion – another reason why this is not just another Latin-Jazz album of songs, but true to its title, a whole new set of Tendencias.” – Raul Da Gama, Latin Jazz Network 2018

“Latin jazz of excellent quality: interesting arrangements, inspired and voluble soloists. We can listen without hesitation!"
- Tierry Giard, Culture Jazz Magazine 2018

“A Venezuelan percussionist that knows how to serve up smoking originals and find lots of the best Latin jazz cats in New York... Killer stuff throughout.” - Chris Spector, Midwest Records 2018

“In the spirit of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Machito, Cachao, Mario Bauzá, Chano Pozo, and Cándido Camero, drummer/composer Fran Vielma joins this lineage alongside such innovators as Danilo Pérez, Paquito D’Rivera, Dafnis Prieto, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pedrito Martínez…Further, Fran builds on this tradition by composing with folkloric rhythms from his native country, Venezuela... The result is an extremely impressive and contemporary presentation of today’s Latin jazz music.”
- Billy Hart

“There are records that are meaningful in the life of an artist, as without a doubt, it is this one by Fran Vielma… In this album, Fran
shares all the passion of someone who believes in the music and gets to shape concretely a dream joined by incredible musicians…” -
Guillermo Klein

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