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Oscar Penas

Almadraba

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Release Date: February 25, 2022

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Almadraba by Oscar Peñas at BAM Next Wave Festival
1 Traveling Through Water 4:54  
2 Calamento 4:31  
3 Almadraba’s Waltz 3:12  
4 Habanera de La Almadraba 4:51  
5 La Levantá 4:53  
6 La Bajá 4:06  
7 El Ronqueo 3:09  
8 Interlude 0:56  
9 Bulería De La Almadraba 3:02  
10 Ballad Of The Fishermen 2:21  
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On May 21, 2018, Oscar Peñas was excited to enter Sear Sound Studio to record his debut suite Almadraba” arranged and composed for an eight-piece ensemble. Little did Penas know about when he asked legendary bassist Ron Carter who responded enchanted to record his composition on six tracks. The official launch date for the album is on February 25, 2022, which was produced by Jason Olaine and engineered by Grammy awardee Jeremy Loucas.
 
Oscar Peñas perform with a not flashy precise finger-picking technic, giving his fellow band members space shows all his creativity skills on guitar. Also featured on Almadraba are fellow Spaniard, keyboardist Marta Sanchez; bassist Pablo Aslan; (on the tracks where Ron Carter didn't play); percussionist and world rhythm expert Richie Barshay; and the Harlem Quartet, the Grammy-winning string four-some comprised by violinists Ilmar Gavilán, and Melissa White; violist Jaime Amador; and cellist Jody Redhage-Ferber. 
 
Almadraba is the fifth album by Peñas “…whose gem-playing remains a study in restrain and depth, and whose training began with classical studies and later progressed to jazz….” by Ashley Kahn (liner notes).

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