As a follow up to our successful 2019 production of the CD El pañuelo de Pepa, we have launched a new recording project of the music of Sylvia Rexach. Rexach was a master composer of heartfelt boleros. Her style was a part of the filin (feeling) movement in Caribbean song, a movement that was influenced by jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole. We teamed up once again with renowned Cuban pianist Pepe Rivero to do the arrangements and to record the songs with his Latin jazz trio. The trio includes two prominent Cuban musicians: Reinier Elizarde on bass and Michael Olivera on drums. Our vocalist is the fabulous ibicenca singer Ángela Cervantes. The recording features two very special guests: Puerto Rican Miguel Zenón on alto sax and Cuban tenor saxophonist Ariel Bringuez. We are now taking pre-orders for the CD which will be released on November 23, 2021. To pre-order your copies go to our SHOP page.
On November 23, 2021, Pepe Rivero and Ángela Cervantes will present the music of Sylvia Rexach live at Teatro Bellas Artes in Madrid. On November 8, they will release the single "Es tarde ya" in all digital platforms. Check it out! November 23 is also the release date for the CD we have all been waiting. Pre-order your copy now from our SHOP page!
On November 8, 2021, the single "Es tarde ya" from the CD Olas y Arenas by Pepe Rivero and Ángela Cervantes, will be available for downloads from all digital platforms. The full album will be available on November 23. Pre-oerder your copy now from our SHOP page.
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Pepe Rivero and his latin jazz trio with Ángela Cervantes on vocals, recording Y entonces at Camaleón Studios in Madrid, August 2, 2021.
Pepe Rivero and his Latin jazz trio with Ángela Cervantes on vocals rehearsing Nave sin rumbo at Camaleón Studios in Madrid, August 1, 2021.
Inspired by the musical poetry of Sylvia Rexach, the cuban pianist and composer, Pepe Rivero and the ibicenca singer Ángela Cervantes, come together in this recording project, produced by José E. Cruz, to commemorate and renew the repertoire of the Puerto Rican artist.
Olas y Arenas, the homonym of one of her most famous songs, aims to add a new voice to the sensitive work of Sylvia, a committed woman ahead of her time, singer, songwriter, comedy scriptwriter and poet, as well as her intense but short life .
Her music evokes times that straddled the First World War and the bohemian nights of the 50s, in a world that did not see the full value of her art until after her passing.