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Ray Sandoval

RAY SANDOVAL is an award winning composer, performer, producer and educator, trained in both the Classical and Jazz genres. Born of Japanese and Mexican-American parents, Ray’s musical career began at home in Tucson, Arizona. At the age of eight, he was playing drums in a family band with his older brother, Richard. A family hobby turned into serious study when both became the first students selected for APEX (Academic Preparation for Excellence) at the University of Arizona. Under the guidance of Thomas Patterson, Professor of Music, Ray began to perform solo works of classical guitar earning a number of awards and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music

Album

Worksongs

Label: Vanguard Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: This Is My Home; Planta De Los Pies; Alimentate; Worksongs; Limones Agrios; Decide; Learning Solitude; Time To Go; Luna Sol; Relationships; Modern Man.

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Quetzal: Worksongs

Read "Worksongs" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Quetzal is a leading Chicano band from the Los Angeles area. Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, Worksongs shares the same quiet dignity characteristic of Los Lobos’ best work while expanding the Latin American stylistic palette. In this way the band is quite unpredictable, but any output is of the highest quality. Worksongs is almost divided ...

Album

Sing The Real

Label: Vanguard Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1.The Social Relevance Of Public Art 2.Cenzontile 3.20 Pesos 4.Desahogate 5.Emotions 6.Mia 7.Pesadilla 8.Vagabundo 9.Mayahuel 10.Jaroacho Elegua 11.Matanzas

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Quetzal: Sing The Real

Read "Sing The Real" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The Los Angeles, CA-based nonet, “Quetzal” (the ancient Quetzal bird that continually resisted captivity) brings its distinct flavor of Afro-Chicano type musings to the forefront on Sing The Real. Maybe the elusive nature of the bird typifies the non-conforming demeanor of this band’s alchemistic blend of rock, jazz, and Latin genres, along with a few Mexican ...


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