Seven Notes Later
We had incredible fun in the studio and it shows in the music. All songs played live with the musicians feeding off each other. Full Fino (latin funk) is dedicated to Lester Young - Jerry's solo on the bass is one of my favorites, and the percussion by Omar shines throughout but especially at the very end in the virual 6/8 ending. Santa Guaracha was interpreted to perfection by Rocio (one take) and she definitely sets the tone for the rest of the solos with her scat. Look at me is dedicated to a wonderful child (Silvia) and it was composed while she was riding a merry go round. The drumming by Carlos is incredible... Everything happens to me is just a beautiful ballad and we payed it homage by just playing it straight. Llorale al rio is 'cry me a river' as a bolero with original lyrics. Again Rocio sings it to perfection. My only comment to her was 'que suene a telenovela'. La Salsa del Mono is a fun number. The very begining is a nod to Ruben Blades and Willie Colon. Greg's (comping) and solos are simply insane throughout the recording. Yet, the one here captivates me the most. OIly stuff is my requisite straight-ahead number This album is testimony to my growth as both a composer and as an instrumentalist. Enjoy!! Musicians: Moises P. Monk -- Tenor Sax, Jerry Burdick -- Bass, Greg Sankovich -- Keyboards, Carlos Almeida Jr. -- Drums. With very special guests: Rocio Guitard -- fabulous vocals on 'Santa Guaracha' and 'Llorale al Rio', Omar Ledezma Jr. -- Timbales, congas, bongo, maracas, guiro, cowbell on 'Full Fino', 'Santa Guaracha', 'Llorale al RIo', and 'La Salsa del Mono', and pregones on 'Mono'. Coros on 'Mono' by Rocio, Omar, and Moises Russell Bond -- Magic and Engineering. Recorded and mixed ant the Annex in Menlo Park, California. All Compositions by Moises Goldszmidt, except for 'Cry Me a River' by A. Hamilton, and 'Everything Happens to ME' by M. Dennis and T. Adair. Translation/Lyrics in 'Llorale' by M. Goldszmidt. 'Look at Me' is dedicated to Silvia and 'Full Fino' to Lester Young.