BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 9, 2017) – Hoot/Wisdom Recordings will release its newest album “Mi Camino,” by Trio Nueva Colombia on Tuesday, April 18. The album was produced and recorded by Alejandro Sánchez-Samper, Ph.D., associate professor at FAU, with assistance from FAU graduate student Iván Beltrán at FAU’s Hoot/Wisdom Recordings studio at the Boca Raton campus. Albums can be purchased at hootwisdom.bandcamp.com and digital downloads and streaming are available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.
With 30 years of experience, Trio Nueva Colombia has been instrumental in transporting Colombian Andean folk music from its humble origins to concert halls all over the world. The group has been at the forefront of the evolution of Colombian Andean folk music. Germán Darío Pérez Salazar, director, composer, pianist and arranger of Trio Nueva Colombia, has strived to open new perspectives for Colombian Andean Music through clearly defined sonority. This vision is supported through an excellent interpretive level combining well-made music with years of careful work and the talent of each one of its members.
The other members of the group are Mauricio Acosta on the double bass and Ricardo Pedraza on the triple. Considered by experts as a group of the highest artistic level, the group’s music exerts excellence, interpretative sensibility, good taste in the arrangements and mastery in the execution of each instrument.
“This introspective and deeply personal work of Germán Darío Pérez Salazar as a composer has once again created a selection of profoundly deep and beautiful music,” said Eliecer Arenas Monsalve, a historian, Colombian musicologist and social anthropologist.
While remaining true to the pastoral essence of bambuco, pasillo and danza (the three most representative rhythms of Colombian Andean folk music), the compositions and arrangements crafted by Salazar strike a higher note. Salazar, an accomplished concert pianist and composer, is also well-versed in the harmonic language of jazz. As such, his compositions evoke colors of early 20th century romanticism, French impressionism and modal jazz.
“Germán Darío Pérez Salazar is one of the finest and most awarded composers from Colombia and I am very happy that he accepted my invitation to come and record through Hoot/Wisdom Recordings,” said Sánchez-Samper. “Trio Nueva Colombia has been widely recognized by critics and the public alike as connoisseurs and ambassadors of Colombian Andean folk music. Through this album, their first international release, my hope is that the public at large may discover and appreciate a different face of Colombian music.”
The artwork and design for the album were created by FAU alumnus Jesse La Pierre. For more information about Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, call 561-706-4805.