The Visitor is Vazquez’ tenth album as composer/leader, his first studio recording in thirteen years, & a 19-piece all-star Afro Latin “big band” project made possible through a grant from The Aaron Copland Fund For Music.
The Visitor was recorded in Clinton’s Studio A in New York City, one of the last big rooms on the East Coast (this recording now stands as a testament to the dynamic energy of a big band sound captured “live in a room”), and was made possible in part by a Recording Grant from The Aaron Copland Fund For Music, Inc.
The Roland Vazquez Band featuring:
Aaron Heick, Joel Frahm, Dan Willis, Roger Rosenberg,
Tony Kadleck, Alex Norris
Luis Perdomo (piano), James Genus (bass), Ignacio Berroa (drums)
Samuel Torres (congas & percussion), Pete McCann (guitar)
Roland Vazquez (composer/conductor/producer)
To know Roland Vazquez is to know his music, and vice versa. Like many true artists, his work is inseparable from the essence of his character. One can hear in the music of Vazquez, the powerful optimism, wisdom, love, humor and joy that exudes so effortlessly from the man. Nowhere has this been more prevalent than on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed composer, bandleader and drummer’s glorious new recording, The Visitor, to be released on RVCD through iTunes on July 8, and through CD Baby on August 9.
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