Disk of 2023 > Jazz
Harold Lopez-Nussa – the album “Timba a la Americana” album – Jazzy Hour, 7th of November 2023
Harold Lopez-Nussa also returns with a lot of news: he moved from Cuba to France, signed a contract with Blue Note and released a brilliant album produced by Michael League (Snarky Puppy), on which he uses keyboards and other electric instruments for the first time.These changes are well imprinted in the emotion of the album "Timba a la Americana", recorded together with other virtuosos, such as Gregoire Maret on harmonica, Luques Curtis on double bass, Barbaro Machito Crespo on congas and Harold's brother, Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa on drums. The music finds its origins in many musical ideas recorded on the phoneand inthe winter evenings of the first year spent in Toulouse while missing Cuba. Over time, he collected many sequences of concerts, from home or from the street, when inspiration stopped him from walking away. The small pieces turned into songs based on the rhythmic communication of the day by day life in Cuba. These recorded sources of inspiration confirmed to him that the new creative trends, half a world away from home, would be very different. These recorded sources of inspiration confirmed to him that the new creative trends, half a world away from home, would be very different. The result is this wonderful, abundant, provocative, colorful repertoire mixed with joy and passion by a magnificent artist who modernizes original Latin jazz.
Translated by Constantin Grigorescu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu