Aruan Ortiz – Cuban Nocturne (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/88,2kHz | Time – 00:38:50 minutes | 647 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Newvelle Records
“Cuban Nocturne is both a testament to Aruán Ortiz’s musicianship, and a historical tribute to Cuban classical music.” –Audiophile Audition
When filmmaker Ben Chace finished shooting the movie Sin Alas (Without Wings) in Cuba he reached out to Aruán Ortiz to score it. The haunting original “Cuban Nocturne,” the title song on this album, is the film’s theme.
Sparked by that collaboration with Chace, these songs became a reflection on the music that saturated Ortiz’s childhood. A repertoire that, for the most part, he has never played before. As Ortiz weds his singular genius for improvisation to the classical repertoire of his homeland, what emerges is an investigation of selfhood. It’s the sound of a man balancing and synthesizing the elements of his musical identity.
1. Aruan Ortiz – Cuban Nocturne (Theme from Sin Alas)
2. Aruan Ortiz – Tres Lindas Cubans
3. Aruan Ortiz – Musica Callada
4. Aruan Ortiz – Picotazos
5. Aruan Ortiz – Interlude
6. Aruan Ortiz – Danza Negra
7. Aruan Ortiz – Los Tres Golpes
8. Aruan Ortiz – Interlude 2
9. Aruan Ortiz – Illusiones Perdidas