Saturday, January 22, 2011
There are a few versions of this Havana D'Primera song, Carita de pasaporte, floating around online already. Most (including this one) were filmed before new sections were added prior to recording it for the new album. It's a lovely song - it has a fantastic sinuous bassline, which unfortunately can't be heard well in this clip. When the band was recording the coros for it at Egrem, Alexander asked corista Jannier if he liked the song. "Cojone'!" responded Jannier enthusiastically. Quite.
Below is some video I took of Tony recording his piano part for another song, a really beauty of a funk track called Para mi gente. Alexander, baterista Rodney and conguero Guillermo are also in the video offering advice and guidance. Tony is one helluva of a piano player. At the end of this clip, you can hear Alexander say, "Agua!" Couldn't agree more.
The full report of my evening in the studio is here.
Posted by Yemaya at 12:56 pm