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Inner Voyage


  • 1. Yolanda Anas
    2. Promenade
    3. Hard One, The
    4. Sandyken
    5. Here's That Rainy Day
    6. Caravan
    7. Joan
    8. Blues Lundvall
    9. Joao
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4992412

  • Credits
    ProducerGonzalo Rubalcaba
    EngineerJim Anderson

    Personnel: Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano); Michael Brecker (saxophone); Jeff Chambers (bass); Ignacio Berroa (drums).
    Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York on November 23, 24 & 25, 1998. Includes liner notes by Howard Mandel and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
    INNER VOYAGE was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group.
    Personnel: Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano); Michael Brecker (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ignacio Berroa (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Jim Anderson .
    Liner Note Authors: Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Howard Mandel.
    Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (11/23/1998-11/25/1998).
    Editor: Allan Tucker.
    Photographers: Michael Wong ; Jimmy Katz.
    Translator: Juan Carlos Quesada.
    As the title suggests, Gonzalo Rubalacaba's INNER VOYAGE is a disc that finds the Cuban-born pianist digging deep within himself to bring out his most intimate performances on a series of very personal works. The focus here is on very peaceful, elegant ballads and lightly swinging numbers, along with the occasional fiery Latin piece--of course--on which Rubalcaba offers some of his most thoughtful playing. On most tunes he exhibits a gracefulness and sense of space not unlike the great Bill Evans. The trio of Rubalcaba, bassist Jeff Chambers, and drummer Ignacio Berroa, who are joined on two pieces by the legendary Michael Brecker on saxophone, interact with great intimacy, seemly hanging on each other's every note. In all, this makes for a very pleasing set with highlights that include the gently rolling "Promenade"; the most intricate "The Hard One," which features Brecker in fine form; and a danceable read of the Ellington classic "Caravan."

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (12/99, pp.138-9) - "...Rubalcaba understands the concept of contribution, and INNER VOYAGE is his effort to recognize some of those who have contributed to his life and career....a family album..."
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