Time to Share
"Time to Share...notable compendium of lively textures that journeys across the times and delivers a gentle breeze of "Sabor y Son tropical". Is the pond of originality between the streams of the prefabricated product. It takes a special kind of gift to deliver notes with character, elaborated arrangements." His rendition of "Caballo Viejo", masterpiece of Venezuelan folklore, gains new life with a percussion thread that invites to move and remembers the songs that stands on it's own, cleverly, respectfully and well executed. Los boleros, "Una Interpretación y Un Sentimiento" have a feel of times gone by, grandiose dance halls with wooden floors that illuminated with big orchestras playing the songs of the heart. Time to Share is an addition worth having in any collection that ignores the futile trends and charts of the here and now and grows slowly waiting for the works that will stand the test of time." (Excerpts from review of the CD by Tony Velasco, producer and writer in West Hartford, Connecticut.) Esteban Arrufatt, native from Puerto Rico. Coached in the music field and highly motivated by Music Instructor, Mr. Tilo Cruz from Puerto Rico. Started as a latin percussionist participating with "La Super Orquesta de Puerto Rico", which accompanied several artists in Puerto Rico. Attended the Escuela Libre de Música Matos Paoli in Caguas, PR. After moving to the United States, in 1997 graduated from the Hartford Conservatory in the Jazz & Popular Music Curriculum. Music Instructor for more than 10 years. Arranger and composer. Esteban had the opportunity to work with one of the best piano players in the world, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz; international artist Daniel Salazar and many other local talented musicians and bands. Time to Share, first recording of Esteban's Latin Jazz released in 2006. The music is a combination of latin and caribbean rhythms with jazz, taking listeners in a journey through Latin America and the Caribbean with a nice touch of latin jazz. Esteban played the piano, bass and percussion. The recording includes seven of his original composition, including a trumpet solo on track #10. Featuring talented and professional musicians, such as: Andrés Yambó from Puerto Rico (puertorrican cuatro); Jorge Fuentes (congas); Edwín Rios (guitar); James "Chumley" Hunt (trumpet)and Chris Herbert (tenor sax). IT IS TIME TO SHARE!!!