Liza Wallace & Present Time Ensemble | Waken

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by Liza Wallace & Present Time Ensemble

Jump into Present Time with "Waken", harpist and singer-songwriter Liza Wallace's latest album. Combining music from Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba with North American Jazz and Folk music, Liza and the PTE will inspire you to laugh, cry, and dance!
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Into Your Heart (feat. Bruno Cabrera, Liz Gorman & Jon Nadel)
Liza Wallace & Present Time Ensemble
3:26 album only
2. Waken
Liza Wallace
2:55 album only
3. Moliendo Café (feat. Bruno Cabrera, Liz Gorman, Daniel Stein & Jon Nadel)
Liza Wallace & Present Time Ensemble
4:31 album only
4. One-Winged Flight
Liza Wallace
6:56 album only
5. Cry Me a River (feat. Bruno Cabrera & Liz Gorman)
Liza Wallace
5:54 album only
6. Both Sides Now (feat. Daniel Stein)
Liza Wallace
5:34 album only
7. Diablo Suelto (feat. Bruno Cabrera & Andrew Bader)
Liza Wallace
4:09 album only
8. Poco a Poco (feat. Bruno Cabrera & Andrew Bader)
Liza Wallace
4:49 album only
9. Carousel
Liza Wallace
6:40 album only
10. Dôce De Coco (feat. Liz Gorman & Bruno Cabrera)
Liza Wallace
3:42 album only
11. All Around Me (feat. Daniel Stein & Andrew Bader)
Liza Wallace
4:59 album only
12. White Night
Liza Wallace & Present Time Ensemble
4:14 album only
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Album Notes
Liza Wallace founded the Present Time Ensemble in 2010 with Jazz clarinetist Liz Gorman and Latin percussionist Bruno Cabrera. Fast-forward to April 2013 and they celebrate the release of their new CD, "Waken". This unique group consists of harp, voice, clarinet, violin, cello, bass, and percussion in what might be called a chamber popular music ensemble.

"Waken" presents Liza's original compositions and arrangements of Brazilian Choros, Venezuelan Joropos, and American Jazz standards. Her instrumentation fluctuates between duets, trio, quartets, and full ensemble pieces, creating a diversified musical experience.

As a soloist and ensemble musician, Liza brings a new dimension to the harp’s role in contemporary music, striving to expand the possibilities for this unique instrument in Jazz, Folk, Latin, and World music. Liza has worked and performed with such Grammy award winning artists as Salsa composer/pianist Gonzola Grau, Tango bassist Pablo Aslan, Jazz singer Silvia McNair, and Flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte.

She grew up immersed in the vibrant musical culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and now is based in Los Angeles.
Recent tours have taken her to Mexico, Chile, and Germany. As a composer and arranger, Liza draws from the rhythmically passionate music of Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba and the melodically enthralling music of North American Jazz and Folk traditions.

Liza holds a Bachelor's of Music with High Distinction from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Dr. Susann McDonald and Professor Elzbieta Szmyt. She is currently the Assistant Harp Instructor at the University of Southern California's Thorton School of Music where she is pursuing a Master's of Music under the tutelage of Professor JoAnn Turovsky.



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