|Full album download - MP3||$10||Add to cart|
|Full album download - AAC||$10||Add to cart|
|Full album download - Apple Lossless (ALAC)||$14||Add to cart|
|Full album download - FLAC||$14||Add to cart|
MP3 – The most widely-supported format.
AAC – Better sound than MP3, less widely-supported. Works in iTunes (Mac & PC).
Apple Lossless (ALAC) – CD quality, for Apple/iOS devices
FLAC – CD quality, for Windows/Android devices
More about formats here.
“Dia Real is a perfect example of the soulful Pan American sound that seems to spring naturally from Northern California.”
Alexa Weber Morales, Think Song
Tanaóra was a sextet I co-led with singer-songwriter Cecilia Engelhart and percussionist Michael Spiro.
Our music blends jazz and pop music from the Caribbean, Brazil, and the USA and features top players from the Bay Area jazz and world music scenes.
I played piano and keyboards, arranged, engineered overdubs (percussion, piano, voice, saxes, guitars), edited, and assisted with the mixing and mastering.
Dia Real was briefly released in 2009 by a small label but has been out-of-print for years. It’s now available here exclusively.
Because the record label insisted on competing in the absurd loudness wars, the CD was mastered to be quite loud, resulting in a loss of dynamics. The files sold here were made from the original master (before we landed the record deal), which has a lower overall volume – a good thing! – and better dynamic range. This version also restores the original song order we chose, and it includes two interludes, Jam #6 and Jam #7, which the label removed from the CD release.
Cecilia Engelhart – voice
Bob Karty – piano, keyboards
Michael Spiro – percussion
David Belove – bass
Paul Van Wageningen – drums
Ron Stallings – soprano & tenor saxophones
Rollón: Ray Obiedo – guitar; Carlos Caro – guira
Bonita: Carlos Oliveira – guitar
Love Understands: Jeff Buenz – guitar
Día Real: Melecio Magdaluyo – alto sax; Carlos Oliveira – guitar
The Katanga Patrol and Polka Dots and Moonbeams: Jeff Cressman – trombone
Produced by Cecilia Engelhart, Bob Karty, and Michael Spiro.