Hi there - I hope you’re having a great start to 2012 as we move now into February.
I’ve been hard at work writing writing writing (!) and spending a lot of time on Pro Tools as a couple of releases I’m producing are well on their way to be completed. These releases will get more of the spotlight in forthcoming newsletters - one happens to be my own next release which I’m very, very (very!) excited about. (I just finished scoring a harp. Yay harp!) Stay tuned.
Every year around this time I usually do a little retrospective on the previous year’s events. I find this process to be very enlightening and helpful to refocusing my efforts for the coming year. It’s almost like doing a tax return on your year’s calendar or journal....probably not the best analogy but the process works for me! You'll find the link below.
There’s also plenty of GOODIES below - scroll to the bottom to find a link to an entire glossary of latin music terms. Stuff like plena and guaguanco and moñas and coros. Really useful stuff! You’ll also find a link to my NEW “webstore”, which is basically a catalog of music and charts that I’ve accrued during my years of performing and arranging for all of these amazing artists. If you're an educator, I would highly recommend checking out some of these jazz, latin jazz, and salsa charts for your students. You’ll find the prices highly competitive.
Ok - enough blah blah. I hope you enjoy some of this content and I’ll be right back at ya soon.
I’ve made available my complete catalog of 156 arrangements, orchestrations and transcriptions that I’ve completed through the years with artists like Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Conrad Herwig, Mingus Big Band & more!
Also, you’ll find my 3 recordings with accompanying sheet music for each track on those albums. Folks have been ordering in earnest for their schools - what does your school wanna play? We can easily orchestrate any of them for your school.
All orders processed easily via Paypal, within the business day.
YEAR IN REVIEW 2011
New schools, chance elevator meetings with legends, and a Nor 'easter in October. Includes videos of my performances with Spanish Harlem Orchestra during our Euro Tour '11 and with Eddie Palmieri in Medellín, Colombia.
CONJUNTO ROVIRA RETURNS TO CAFE COCOMO - SAN FRANCISCO
Show just added! Doug Beavers y su Conjunto Rovira will return to the Bay Area for this one very special show.
We'll be featuring the great Karl Perrazo (Carlos Santana) on percussion and also the amazing Courture Dance Alliance which will be creating special choreography to the music of Conjunto Rovira.