This is Raul Barboza “European Trio”. We’ve been actively performing in France and abroad for the past decade, but we never recorded in the studio as a trio before (Raul and I did an album alone as a duo, Ruta 40, Norberto recorded with Raul on some of Barboza’s albums from the late 1990’s and Norberto and I have collaborated on each other’s records for a long time, most notably on Norberto Pedreira Trio).
After some shows in France a couple of years ago, we decided to go to the studio and informally perform our usual set-list, just for fun and to have a recorded souvenir of our more “free” improvised takes on some of Barboza’s standard “chamamés”.
I went back to those shelved sessions this year in order to choose the best takes and mix down the 4-track masters for a listening session with Raul and Norberto.
The relaxed, informal, warm (albeit rough at times), sensitive and fun feel, pleased us. So we decided to release it “as is”.
The cover art is a photo graciously proposed to us by American photographer Paul Hosefros (NY Times).
Besides his extensive work for some of the world’s finest Music Libraries, Daniel Diaz composes on demand music for films theatre and TV.
He works in Paris, France in his recording studio where he records, edits, and mixes his own projects and other clients music. He uses his mobile studio to capture sounds while travelling around the world. This gives him autonomy and a fast response to special request/commissions.
Daniel Diaz talents as a multi-instrumentalist allows him to create rich compositions as stand alone musician, performing: acoustic piano, acoustic and electric guitars and basses, upright bass (pizz and bowed), synthesizers, programming, ukelele, charango, harmonium, hang (hand pan), percussion, accordina, melodica, some indian flutes.
He use to call additional musicians from his roster in Paris, USA, Spain and Argentina, to perform woodwinds, drums, cello, violin, accordion, bandoneon and trumpet.
Production music libraries
You can find (and license several) other D.D.’s compositions on these international publisher’s catalogues and music libraries:
landscapes, consonance & solitude
a compilation 2006-2015
soundtrack and production music by daniel diaz
ambient, repetitive, minimalist, naïve, simple and sensitive instrumentals
released August 22, 2015
album dynamic range DR 13 24 bit digital masters
performed by DD (ukulele, multiple bowed upright basses, ronroco, upright bass pizz, charangos, 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, acoustic and electric bass guitars, xylophone, analogue synth, glockenspiel, requintos, voice, hang/spacedrum, upright piano , celesta, field drums,Indian harmonium, accordina, string orchestra samples.)
with gustavo bulgach (clarinet) and michel herbin (harmonica)