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Rainy Kaleidoscopes

by Sylwia Wialas Y Ernesto Cortazar Lara

Lyrical, intimate album conjoining the intricate contrasts and dynamics of a Polish singer and a Mexican guitar player, generating spherical, moody jazz with an ethnic twist, intertwined with improvisation, interaction and a unique, original result.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Wild Old Garden
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6:35 $0.99
2. Apogeum
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4:43 $0.99
3. Lullaby from the Other Side of the Mirror
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4:55 $0.99
4. Gentle Rain
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8:34 $0.99
5. Mantrado
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4:43 $0.99
6. Smooth and Soft
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3:09 $0.99
7. Hesitation
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1:59 $0.99
8. Cat's Cradle
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4:21 $0.99
9. Radiance
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3:03 $0.99
10. Rosmary's Baby
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Album Notes
Ernesto Cortazar Lara was born in Mexico City where he began his fascination with the guitar as a young child. By the age of ten he was playing and learning to master his instrument. He is mainly a self taught guitarist, although when he was fourteen he began three years of study at the Conservatory of Mexico.

As an adult he lived for a while in New York City and studied with some of the greatest players that call that city home: , Wayne Krantz, Christopher Rosenberg and Rodney Jones, to name a few. He also study in Europe with Kurt Rosenwinkel And Nelson Veras ...

Ernesto is a world-class guitarist, a professional musician for more than twenty years who has played with many of greats in the art: Carlos Santana, Kermit Driscol and others. In 1990s, he toured the Americas with Ricky Martin and performed before huge crowds in televised concerts.

One of the few guitar players in the world with the skill and talent to combine great virtuosity with an emotional depth that touches the soul of all who hear his music, his improvisations are well known for their exceptional creativity and musical flow.

Ernesto's fifth album of original compositions ... "Invisible Element" ... joins "Signal", "You Are Welcome", "Ernesto Cortazar Lara Duo" and "Ernesto Cortazar Lara Trio" in music available worldwide on more than 200 online shops for digital downloads, including iTunes and Amazon.

Ernesto's international performances are now moving beyond the previous boundaries of the Americas and Europe toward Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

Sylwia Wialas .

I am a musician with all my being. Music is one of the the most precious ways of my personal expression.
I was born in Poland, the eastern land of neverending temptations, where the culture and tradition lead the endless battle with broken dreams, and a sort of nostalgy luminates through the eyes of the people...The land of contrasts, ups and downs, strong, dynamic national art and overtooken western clichees.

My first aware meeting with live-music was at the age of seven. That was also the first time for me to stand on stage with a real live-band.
A nice memory, but also an unaware beginning of my musical journey...

During the years I had a lot of contact with the different forms of art. Painting, photography, dance, cooking (smile), and many others...
I've experienced the unlimited freedom of choice and with the time I started to learn getting strenght and ability to take, follow and support all my choises. Music became the main way for me to follow.

I was very lucky to meet some amazing and precious personalities, helping me to go my way aware and passionate, growing and improving my skills and sensibility. I've also learned respecting the people I work with.

My musical way:

I am always hungry to listen, analyse and learn the new musical directions. Any form, any kind of style any origin. Always fascinated by the rhythm and the sound. To precize my music style-identity, I would have to say that „Jazz“ would be open enough to increase a major part of my musical taste.

My main aim during studying music, was the ability to compose and transcribe my sound-imagination on the paper. I started to analize the way musicians play their instruments. To think as a drummer, bassplayer, Hornplayer or another instrumentalist. To hear always the complete band playing a tune.

My voice was the nearest and very direct instrument for me to use. That's why I like so much singing without the lyrics. I was always fascinated by the sound-range- and rhythmical-possibilities of different instruments and tried to learn to project their flexibility on my voice, that means to sing as an instrumentalist would do.
First I started to experiment just with my pure voice, than with some electronic equipment. I'm always searching for new interesting possibilities.

I identify my musical style with ECM, Jazz, and worldmusic.

About the lyrics:

I write the lyrics in two languages. My native polish language and in english. All my lyrics could be regarded more as poems, than as typical songs.
They are strongly influenced by the ethnical cultural components of my national roots (the cult of the nature, sagas, fairytales, folk-elements). I describe different moods, landscapes, feelings...

Picture and sound:

... a very expressive connection. I am very fascinated not only in creating music for a picture, but also in visualiing the music by a picture.

My musical influences:

John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson, Keith Jarett, James Taylor, Steve Tavaglione, Oregon, Fryderyk Szopen, Pat Metheny, Kenny Werner, James Abercrombie, Norma Winstone, Zbigniew Preisner, Tomasz Stanko, Henryk Miskiewicz, HP Salentin, Alan Pascua, Dave Carpenter, ECM Records.
My musical taste is changing and getting mature together with my personality.
For me music is like a very sensual cooking. Creative, interesting, full of spices and unlimited posibilities, passion contrasts and dynamics.



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