Sunday, June 21, 2020
Latin Jazz CD of the Month - "Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola: Viento y Tiempo"
Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola: "Viento y Tiempo" (Top Stop Music/Sony Latin)
Fulfilling a longtime dream of working on a project together, award-winning artists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola release "Viento y Tiempo - Live at Blue Note Tokyo," a thrilling and explosive album that features a fabulous rendition of "El Manisero."
Childhood friends from Havana, Cuba, who have both received widespread acclaim for their work, joined forces for this live album recorded during the pair's six-night sold out stint at Tokyo's prestigious Blue Note Tokyo on August 2019. Available as of May 29, 2020 on all music platforms by their label Top Stop Music, the album was produced by Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Gregory Elias.
Earlier this year, the artists teased their collaboration with the release of the single "Azúcar Pa' Tu Café," song that blends Tropical Latin Jazz with Funk, and features a special appearance by Cuban artist CimaFunk.
"It brings me joy, satisfaction, melancholy, and pride to hear this project. It's brought on by many things: the grandness of Aymée, the place and its inhabitants, the band, the loved ones and business partners present, and the awakening of memories now converted to a wish to see my mother & other loved ones dance to this music that had already existed then and continues to flourish now. Thanks to the music!" said Gonzalo Rubalcaba on this new project.
"Viento y Tiempo" is a childhood dream come true. In a way, it's telling our mothers, who are no longer with us, that their efforts weren't in vain, and that those two kids that they fought for are still united. It's a tribute to the music that flows through the streets of Havana which we grew up with. I thank God and Top Stop Music's visión for making this dream a reality," said Aymée Nuviola.