This album is named after several years of studying the powerful effects that can be created with rhythm, when accenting the side of the beat that is in the air; the upbeats.
The music portraits a journey that starts with the captivating stories of my ancestors, their departures and arrivals around the globe, also going through some of my childhood images and finally landing in my recent experiences traveling the world.
Most of the compositions gravitate towards vibrant rhythms from South American such as Milonga, Chacarera, Candombe, Partido Alto and Zamba. Incorporating them with sounds and colors from Jazz, Tango and Flamenco.
This record features outstanding musicians such as pianist Evgeny Lebedev, saxophone player Matan Chapnitzka, percussionist Marcelo Woloski.
released December 27, 2011
All music composed and arranged by Andres Rotmistrovsky unless otherwise noted.
Andres Rotmistrovsky: Bass Guitar
Matan Chapnitzka: Tenor Saxophone
Evgeny Lebedev: Piano
Marcelo Woloski: Percussion
Recorded at 'Estudios de Pacotilla' in Brooklyn, New York on April 7th, 2011
Recording Engineer: Sergio Borrero
Aditional Recording Engineer: Andres Rotmistrovsky
Mixed and Mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Highend Studios, New York
Photography by Juan Salvarredy: www.juansalvarredy.com
Graphic Design by Hernan Troksberg: htdg.com.ar
Andres Rotmistrovsky plays Sukop Basses and uses MONO Cases.
Marcelo Woloski plays LP Percussion