A song I compossed some years ago, performed with Perceptual
Some years ago I wrote a song called "Queridos Viejos" for a piano & drums modern jazz duo I used to play in, called "The SoHo Rentals". This song was always a different type of song amongst our repertoire, or maybe I have always felt it like that because this was dedicated to the people that I admire the most together with my wife -my parents-, and I always feel kind of emotional when I play it.
After some other years, together with Hitalo Coello (incredible pianist) we created "Perceptual", a jazz quartet, and we both liked the idea of playing "Queridos Viejos".
The song started to mutate each time we played it live, and last week we played what I believe to be the best version of it, and I wanted to share it with you.
I'm sorry for the audio as it's from the camera, but I think you'll get to appreciate it anyway.
The way I usually write music is based on chords progression and then I work on the melody, opposite to what most people I know do which is create a melody and then work on chords progression.
But at the end, one of the most important things to me is being able to work the whole song with musicians you trust and like, so everyone can fill in with their ideas and way of playing.
The song has a double bass solo from Leo Cejas over a different form, some beautiful comping by Pablo Blazquez on guitar and then a free piano improvisation by Hitalo Coello that always, no matter what, makes me touch the stars and come back.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when I either listen to it or play it.
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