Razon con Amor gets Rave Review in Improvijazzation
Reynolds - RAZON CON AMOR
Oscar's all-original music is just stunning, in both quality and energy.
He plays guitars and flutes (panpipes, actually) masterfully and with
total passion for getting his message across to the listener... I had
reviewed him in issue #75 and
was most impressed then, but "Razon Con Amor" takes it a level
up, to be sure. When you listen to his flute work on "Mamuta",
you will know right away why this
Bolivian artist was able to capture my ears, & the percussion down
under propels your imagination to new heights. Another great
composition (& the one that captures my vote as favorite) is "Folsom"...
at 12:39, it's the second longest track on the album, and the players take
a long time to build the mood (David Pinto on bass, Lalo Izquierdo doing
cajon, cajita and donkey jaw and Raul Ramirez on cajon, wood blocks,
congas, drums and effects) for you; Reynolds' pipes at about 4:40 will
soar you to the outer edges of the universe on this one! I am (again) most
highly impressed with Oscar's talent and give this a MOST HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED, as well as an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of
4.96. Get more information at www.oscarreynolds.com -
Karumanta Music releases two new CDs!
Oscar receives honors from the Bolivian government for his lifetime
achievement in preserving, promoting, and performing the music of his
country in United States, Bolivia, and around the world.
October 26, 2008
Oscar receives the prestigious Arts Recognition Award from the Arts
& Culture Commission of Contra Costa County for his work in the
preservation, promotion, and education of U.S. audiences on the
traditional arts of Bolivia. Congratulations on all your hard work
throughout the years!
January 10, 2007
Oscar was invited to perform at the Paramount Theater for the
inauguration of Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums. The performance featured
the Oakland East Bay Symphony and reflected the diversity, creativity, and
dynamic energy of Oakland and Bay Area's rich art scene and its artists
dedicated to artistic excellence.
With Oakland Mayor Ronald V. Dellums
Rio de Luz CD release tour.
Karumanta Music releases Rio de Luz, Oscar Reynolds first CD of
Oscar Reynolds & Lalo Izquierdo receive the highly competitive
Creative Work Fund for Traditional Arts for their collaborative arts
project "Afro-Andean Music & Dance" with the California
Academy of Sciences Traditional Arts Program.
River of Light placed Number 7 on the New
Age Reporter Top 100 Airplay chart for the month of June.