Recorded in 1999, Jambu was the first CD of my own music that I produced. I had done four cassettes by then, but this was a whole, new world. It was recorded on a Tascam 1/2" 8 track and I pushed it to the limit, bouncing things around and trying for new sounds. Most of the tracks were recorded in the depths of the night alone, laying on the layers. I´m very happy with the results.
The Musical style slips from latin jazz to complicated soundscapes, passing through a land of Vallenatas, Rock, and simple, floating flute music. A very positive and happy vibration exudes from the sound.
This Record includes the "Jambu Island Suite", a series of Audio/Visual hallucinations.(You will need to provide your own visuals.) You can listen to or download these tunes here:
1.) Midnight Rhumba: An instrumental flute tune with full instrumentation. Music to get you moving!.
2.) Walk Into the Sun: Classic Rock... a tune about melting into the sun..
3.)Rol It: a discordant percussion tune.
4.) Ice Blue: Instrumental about Antartica
5.) Mi Sonido: a "youth" tune about positivity
6.) Walkabout: An orchestral wander around the different chords
The Jambu Island Suite:
7.)At the Gates of Dawn: An ode to Father Sun... with the help of a treeful of Zanates and Loa Stephansdotter.... A good way to start the morning.
8.) In a Heartbeat: Grand Procesional
10.) Climb on Board: Early loop tune, with three and four flute harmonies. Downright orchestral at times
11.) Sands of the Durban: Starts with an Indian wooden flute and an oriental string instrument....Get on your camel and ride!.
12.) The Dance of the Water Sprites: Classical arrangement with strings and flutes
13.) My Lady of the Ashes: This is an ode to my lady. Sweet and deep.
Flutes, whistles, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Steel drum, Percussion, Drums, vocals, Noise Orchestra, loops by Roberto Luz. Vocals on At the Gates of Dawn: Loa Stephansdotter. Tzam Chicham Choir (Surunda, Ariel, Violeta, Xelani, and Eric), BackupVocals on "Mi Sonido"