South County

music of Cuba

 

Maykel Elizarde Group

Maykel Elizarde Tres

Yudelkys Peréz Jure Vocals

 

OVERVIEW

 

Maykel Elizade’s South County makes the case for becoming the definitive collection of son cubano. Building on a Cuban tres foundation, this recording takes listeners on a sonic tour of the island nation. Cultural standards “Corazon Rebelde” and “Gracias a La Vida” are interwoven with Elizarde’s own compositions including the “Condado Sur.” The album opens with a spoken intro asking listeners to compare the music to an ajiaco –a traditional Cuban stew—in which many ingredients blend together to create a common taste, and with South County, a common vision.

 

An immensely talented player of the Cuban Tres, Maykel once thought the instrument was meant to be played only by elders. This changed for him later in life as he became one of the instrument’s signature players. In 1998, he formed Trovarroco and later Maykel’s Quartet, combining jazz and other forms of Cuban music.  He is a 2010 recipient of Cuba’s National Culture Distinction. South County is Elizarde’s first release on Ansonica.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

Maykel Elizarde

 

01 Intro

 

02 condado sur

 

03 picaflor

 

04 cecilia

 

05 influencias

 

06 corazon rebelde

 

07 buenos aires

 

08 gracias a la vida

 

09 besame mucho

 

10  toca senero

 

GROUP

 

Tres Maykel Elizarde

Vocals Yudelkys Pérez

Percussion Eduardo Silveira

Lute Yariel

Guitar Dayron Ortega

Flute Katherine Herrera de Armas

Percussion Alexis Arce Bermúdez

Double Bass & Electric Bass Aldfredo Alexis Oquendo Arias

 

GUESTS

 

Clarinet Alejandro Yera Tejeda

Violin & Choir Juan Manuel Campos Martínez

Violin Leannee Veitía Mestres

Guitar Yoandry Guerra Delgado

Percussion & Cajón Jose Carlos

Spoken Word Cecilia Ruano Payrol

 

 

 

Release Date: September 8, 2017

Catalog #: AR0004

 

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CREDITS

 

Recorded on September 5, 2014

 

Recording Engineer and Mastering  Yenkis González Gómez

 

Producer Maykel Erik Elizarde Ruano

 

Musical Directors Maykel Erik Elizarde Ruano, Leannee Mestres

 

Advisor & Music Producer Lazáro García

Recording Arjona

Mixing Reynel Rodríguez Estévez & Arjona

General Producer Airín Velázquez Rodríguez

 

A&R Dayron Ortega

 

Executive Producers Bob Lord, Michael Labrie

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell

Design Emily Roulo, Kelsey Fitzgerald

 

 

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