Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Gonzalo Rubalcaba|Paseo

Paseo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Cuban pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes an autobiographical journey on Paseo, a Spanish word that translates as "passage," "walk," and even "stroll." With a new generation of his New Cuban Quintet that features drummer Ignacio Berroa, soprano Luis Felipe Lamoglia, and electric bassist Jose Armando Gola, Rubalcaba revisits the music of his historical and recorded past and comes out of the gate with swinging new conceptions of them in order to lay the foundation for new directions. His use of Cuban composer Hilario Gonzáles' "Preludia en Conga No. 1" as a tribute is compelling. Here, utilizing electric keyboards, funky backdrops, and fascinating contrapuntal interaction between himself, Gola, and Lamoglia, he comes up with a commanding new case for "fusion." Likewise, in revising his own "Bottoms Up" and "Sea Change," he offers startling rhythmic invention and tough, dense melodic solos that use post-bop language for knotty dialogues between his acoustic and electric keyboards, with Gola's bass as the catalyst for movement. The shimmering ostinato funkiness of the title track is another exercise in spiky melodic counterpoint between piano and bass, and the use of folk forms on "El Guerrillero" restates the Cuban son as a shape-shifting exercise in complex front-line lyricism. Paseo is a provocative recording, one that fans of Rubalcaba's more fiery straight-up jazz sessions may have some trouble with. But for those willing enough to take it on its own terms, it is yet another step forward into truly new territories of form, improvisation, color, and song as applied to the jazz idiom. Paseo is very fine indeed.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

More info

Paseo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
El Guerrillero
00:05:31

Traditional, Composer - Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

2
Preludio In Conga #1/Homage To Hilario (Medley)
00:08:02

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist - Hilario Gonzalez, Composer

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

3
Bottoms Up
00:07:36

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

4
Sea Change
00:06:53

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

5
Paseo Con Fula
00:10:21

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

6
Meanwhile
00:09:47

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

7
Santo Canto
00:07:57

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

8
Quasar
00:14:08

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

9
Los Bueyes
00:04:42

Traditional, Composer - Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2004 The Blue Note Label Group ℗ 2004 Blue Note Records

Album Description

Cuban pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes an autobiographical journey on Paseo, a Spanish word that translates as "passage," "walk," and even "stroll." With a new generation of his New Cuban Quintet that features drummer Ignacio Berroa, soprano Luis Felipe Lamoglia, and electric bassist Jose Armando Gola, Rubalcaba revisits the music of his historical and recorded past and comes out of the gate with swinging new conceptions of them in order to lay the foundation for new directions. His use of Cuban composer Hilario Gonzáles' "Preludia en Conga No. 1" as a tribute is compelling. Here, utilizing electric keyboards, funky backdrops, and fascinating contrapuntal interaction between himself, Gola, and Lamoglia, he comes up with a commanding new case for "fusion." Likewise, in revising his own "Bottoms Up" and "Sea Change," he offers startling rhythmic invention and tough, dense melodic solos that use post-bop language for knotty dialogues between his acoustic and electric keyboards, with Gola's bass as the catalyst for movement. The shimmering ostinato funkiness of the title track is another exercise in spiky melodic counterpoint between piano and bass, and the use of folk forms on "El Guerrillero" restates the Cuban son as a shape-shifting exercise in complex front-line lyricism. Paseo is a provocative recording, one that fans of Rubalcaba's more fiery straight-up jazz sessions may have some trouble with. But for those willing enough to take it on its own terms, it is yet another step forward into truly new territories of form, improvisation, color, and song as applied to the jazz idiom. Paseo is very fine indeed.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Eliminator

ZZ Top

Eliminator ZZ Top

Mozart : Don Giovanni (2016 Remastered)

Carlo Maria Giulini

1984

Van Halen

1984 Van Halen

Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
More on Qobuz
By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Viento Y Tiempo - Live at Blue Note Tokyo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Inner Voyage

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Inner Voyage Gonzalo Rubalcaba

The Blessing

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

The Blessing Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Charlie

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Charlie Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Solo Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Playlists

You may also like...

Live at the Village Vanguard

Christian McBride

Live at the Village Vanguard Christian McBride

Musica da lettura

Paolo Fresu

Musica da lettura Paolo Fresu

Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)

Pat Metheny

Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) Pat Metheny

Love For Sale

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Love For Sale Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Kind Of Blue

Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue Miles Davis
In your panoramas...
John Coltrane, the Continuous Blow(n)

Just half a century ago, the American saxophonist passed away at only 40 years old, leaving behind many recordings which have revolutionized the history of his instrument, of jazz, and also of the music of the twentieth century.

Nordic Jazz in 10 Albums

Snowy scenes, big expanses, beautiful nature everywhere… Scandinavia is often described by the same old clichés. Jazz is no exception. We tend to talk about Scandi jazz like it’s one big genre. However, each country has its own distinct style; Denmark’s scene rivals traditional North American jazz, Norway tends to get experimental and Sweden treads the line between the two. Nordic musicians have been adding their own unique touch to the genre since the 70s and the younger generation continue to sculpt its future. Here, we zoom in on Scandinavian jazz in 10 albums, offering a glimpse into a discography that’s as wide as a fjord.

Bill Evans in 10 Albums

Without him, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and a few thousand other jazz pianists would play differently. Forty years after his death, the legacy of Bill Evans hasn’t lost any of its influence. On the contrary, it is difficult to sort through his bottomless discography without finding even an incidental recording that doesn’t tower above 90% of the competition. Here are 10 of his albums, subjectively selected…

In the news...