Ignacio Berroa | Heritage and Passion

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Heritage and Passion

by Ignacio Berroa

Ignacio's breakthrough new album, featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Luis Perdomo, Boris Kozlov, Mark Shim, Ricky Rodriguez, Adam Rogers and Mauricio Herrera.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. When Will the Blues Leave/ Vine Pa'echar Candela
6:58 album only
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2. Evidence
4:56 album only
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3. Laura's Waltz
8:52 album only
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4. La Bayamesa / America the Beautiful
5:21 album only
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5. Nardis
5:39 album only
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6. Ignacio's Solo
3:45 album only
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7. Altos E Baixos
5:28 album only
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8. Surviving in the City
8:28 album only
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9. La Perla Del Eden
5:05 album only
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10. Cuartetos
7:26 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I was eleven years old when my father, a professional
musician and Jazz fanatic, brought to our apartment two
albums that completely changed my life.
One was a Nat King Trio recording and the other was a Glenn
Miller work featuring Gene Krupa on the drums.
Through Nat King Cole, jazz captivated me. Gene
Krupa was responsible for my changing from violin to the
drums. That’s how my passion for Jazz was born.
Getting to know and play this genre of music in Cuba was
not easy. The road was filled with obstacles and enormous
sacrifice. It was a great challenge for my generation to gain
access or play Jazz or Rock because the Cuban government
identified this music as a representation of the “imperialist
Yankee enemy.”
Fortunately, Cuba’s proximity to Florida allowed us
to secretly listen to radio broadcasts from Key West, Miami
and Washington D.C. whenever the meteorological conditions
allowed. This helped us stay abreast of what was
happening musically in the United States.
The music of my heritage was always present. I
listened to it on jukeboxes, the radio, television and
unexpectedly on the streets.
During those years, musical instruction in Cuba was
purely classical. Contrary to what many believe, we did not
have the opportunity to learn formally how to interpret either
Jazz nor Afro-Cuban music. To wit, a drum department within
the music conservatories did not exist. From a young age felt
the desire to get to know the United States. Jazz was like a magnet,
the pull of which was so strong that I am sure that I would have emigrated despite
the political situation. On the 25th of May, 1980, I arrived in the United
States as part of the Mariel Boat Lift, filled with dreams and insecurities, but with a
firm purpose to succeed.
Thank God, many of my dreams have been realized.
Ignacio

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