Stu Mindeman
Woven Threads
SSC1520
2018-09-14
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Track List

Casi, Casi - 4:55
El Aparecido - 5:03
Sin Sentido - 4:18
La Rueda - 6:12
La Casa de al Lado - 5:35
Woven Threads for Violeta Parra: What Word - 4:12
Woven Threads for Violeta Parra: A Thousand Stars - 4:36
No Puedes Volver Atrás - 3:44

 

Musicians:
Stu Mindeman - piano, organ, keyboard
Francesca Ancarola - vocals
Ana Tijoux - vocals
Kurt Elling - vocals
Milton Russell - bass
Matt ullery - bass
Carlos Cortes Diaz - drums
Juan Pastor - percussion
Makaya McCraven - drums
Yuri Hevia - bombo legdero
Matt Gold - guitar
Victoria Moreira - violin
Quentin Coaxum - trumpet
Victor Garcia - trumpet
Marquis Hill - trumpet
Geof Bradfield - tenor saxophone , clarinet
Greg Ward - alto saxophone
Miguel Zenon - alto saxophone

The Chicago based pianist and composer Stu Mindeman spent his toddler years in Chile. As an adult Mindeman revisited Chile, became tied to the culture, and decided to embark upon a project celebrating Chile’s musicians and legendary wordsmiths on his new recording, Woven Threads. // In 2017 Mindeman returned to Chile. He immediately became immersed in the modern Chilean music scene, where he met a number of like-minded musicians who use Chilean folk, jazz and other Latin music to express themselves. These musicians subsequently became the core of Mindeman’s upcoming project. The celebrated vocalist Francesca Ancarola stood out for her interest in jazz and Latin music. Bassist Milton Russell and drummer Carlos Cortez Diaz rounded out the rhythm section. // Completing a circle of sorts, Stu Mindeman returned to a source of inspiration he never quite fully grasped in his early home of Chile. On his recording, Woven Threads, the pianist/composer is able to reach out to old and new friends on two continents to create passionate music that speaks to the triumph of heart over the elements.

 

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