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by Budd Kopman
In order to fully appreciate Anthony Ocaña's intriguingly beautiful In Trance, which consists of six multi-level instrumental tracks (some with choral background) followed by a twenty-minute recitation of the poem La luna o los ritos del amor," written by Nelson Ricart-Guerrero, it is necessary to understand the inspiration for both. The music is inspired by the poem, and the poem's inspiration is described by its author: The poem La luna o los ritos del amor / ...read more
by Karl Ackermann
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Anthony Ocaña has released a most unusual album with his In Trance. Ocaña has been actively pursuing a life in music since the age of five. The Dominican Republic native--now a resident of Madrid, Spain--switched from piano to guitar at an early age and was opening for pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the age of nineteen and later opening for multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti. Though largely unknown in the US, this is Ocaña's sixth recording as a leader and ...read more