R e c o r d i n g s

Pasajes - 2016

PASAJES (PASSAGES) is a collection of songs that were written over the course of several years, reflections of life experiences both mine and of others close to me. Each one touches a chord in my soul that rings alongside every vivid episode.  I’m very proud to have completed this work with the help of so many close friends who poured out their art through their instruments and lyrics. From the depths of my heart thank you all for your collaboration and support.

Asi Lo Digo Yo

A much-anticipated debut release, Asi Lo Digo Yo features José's unique renditions of some of the most popular Spanish love songs of all time in a blend of Flamenco and Jazz







Track listing and song clips:

1.  Toda Una Vida
2.  Delirio
3.  Costumbres
4.  Dos Gardenias
5.  Nosotros
6.  Mia
7.  Jurame
8.  El Dia Que Me Quieras
9.  Somos Novios
10.  Besame Mucho



Songs for a Lifetime - Live

Recorded live at the New York Club in Palm Desert, CA, Songs for a Lifetime - Live showcases José's lively and beautiful interpretations of crooner classics and Spanish-language ballads. This stellar performance features José on vocals and guitar, Carlos Rodgarman on piano, Mike Paganini on bass and Pablo Correa on drums.



Track listing and song clips:

1.  I Get A Kick Out of You
2.  The Shadow of Your Smile
3.   Night and Day
4.  I Left My Heart in San Francisco
5.   Besame Mucho
6.   I Wish You Love
7.  A ll of Me
8.  You Go To My Head
9.  Sabor a Mi
10.  This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Songs For a Lifetime - Live is a triumphant release, and José García firmly makes his entrée into the jazz crooner arena with panache and presence. García has a masculine voice like a weathered horn, focused and warm and instantly endearing. The energy of the ensemble and their clear chemistry shines through instantly. You can almost see the smile on García’s face and can certainly hear the joy as he delivers each lyric with conviction and confidence.

 

An expedition filled with predominately American Songbook classics, García’s debut release is well-conceived and offers the listener a timeless journey through the golden era, with some of the most famous melodies conveyed through José García’s versatile vocal abilities. Cuts such as; “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Night and Day,” “All of Me,” and “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” give the listener a chance to hear García with toe-tapping fun, and swing in full tilt. While cuts such as; “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “I Wish You Love” and “You Go To My Head” offer the listener a chance to hear an introspective and tender side of García. Harkening back to his roots, García offers the listener an authentic taste of Latin with “Besame Mucho” and “Sabor a Mi,” which is dripping with emotion and conviction.

 

García’s playing and singing are stellar and he transports the listener to the core and beauty of both American and Latin music. Joined by an international cavalcade of musicians from the World music scene, the result is a strong introduction to a refreshing new artist on the horizon that is destined to leave his mark on the jazz crooner genre.

© 2016 José García Music. All rights reserved.

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