Mujeres de Luna - Songs by Cuban Women Composers
Esta Vez Toco Perder; Dime Que Me Amas; Dias Que Quiero; Ofrenda; Tus Manos Blancas; Eclipse; Canción Del Mar No.1; La Suerte; Canción Facil; Canción Dificil; Razones.
Additional Personnel / Information
Estrella Acosta: vocals; Marc Bischoff: piano, musical director; Efraim Trujillo: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute; Samuel Ruiz: bass; Enrique Firpi: drums; Michael Simon: trumpet; Orlando 'Maraca' Valle: flute; Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez: percussion; Claudia Valenzuela: violin; Mirelys Morgan: violin; Sophie de Rijk: violin; Maria Sofia Espiga: viola; Jan Erik van Regteren Altena: viola; Eva van de Poll: cello; Eduard van Regteren Altena: viola; Beatriz Aguiar Llorca: coros; Maria Catharina: coros; Nando Vanin: coros; Fabian Nodarse: coros; Ulrich de Jesus: cuatro; Roël Calister: wiri-wiri.
In this collection of adventurous arrangements, Estrella Acosta highlights the important role played by women composers in Cuba’s music of the past 100 years. Featured are works by the likes of Marta Valdés, Maria Teresa Vera, Margareta Lecuona and María Cervantes, but also by younger generation greats like Yaima Orozco, Lázara Ribadavia and Liuba Maria Hevia. Estrella’s warm, personal and original interpretations are supported by arrangements for horns and strings by creative artists Hilario Durán, Michael Simon and Mark Bischoff. The latter also contributes great solos, as do Efraim Trujillo on saxes, Michael Simon on trumpet and Orlando ‘Maraca’ Valle on flute. “…it is the sheer poetry of the music and the lyricism of the renditions by Estrella Acosta that capture the imagination… a mesmeric array of beautifully crafted arrangements, and sensuousness in every lovingly caressed phrase of Mujeres de Luna. This is an album not to be missed by listeners of superbly performed music.” - Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network