Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Directions

As I was thinking about the past months I've realized that this have taken quite a radical turn as the events that unfolded baffled me at first but I went with it and now I know i made the right choices. I played the M3z, the Third Art Realm, Mastered show which was a total success. I also played at Eve and though it was a small crowd everyone held their breath as I played selections from "The Awakening". Recently though I started on a new project with my good friend Gipsy Alvarez. What I wanted to do was to write music in all style to submit for music soundtracks. So we started however Gipsy expressed interest in also performing and making this collaboration into a more than just two song writers working together. Thus was born the idea of calling this duo "Jerry and Gipsy". In the months that have followed we have come up with more than 20 songs, most of which ill be on our debut album which we are almost done writing. The album will have styles that will range from acoustic and romatic like Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" to the flamenco feel of the Gypsy Kings. Also in the album we will be doing a rendition of my song "Bluez Raga. However unlike the original, this one will have lyrics and vocal stylings of Gipsy. This will be a departure from my usual sitar based music and will focus on all my abilities as a musician that will be heard and seen not only in the studio but also live on stage. Guest musicians will also be part of the new album. Among them will be a string duo by Mariangely Diaz and Marysol Losada as well as Latin percussion by Keinny Merchan and many more. The album will be my most ambitions project to date as I will come out of my recording comfort zone and go to a studio for most of the tracks. The album doesn't have a release date as of yet, however as soon as it is available I will be posting it. you can follow Gipsy and Jerry at https://twitter.com/jerryandgipsy and watch videos of live performances and more at http://www.youtube.com/jerryandgipsy I leave you with the interview that me and Gipsy had at the F.A.M.E. event August 3rd 2012 which describes in few words what this new album will consist of.