Latin Grammy Nominee 2005 - Announced August 23rd, 2005
Whether playing conga, timbal, bongo, cajón or a number of other percussive instruments, Paoli's ideas and feelings come to life and will bring a smile to your face and perhaps even a tear to your eyes. The way in which he can bring a group of 20 musicians together as one cohesive sound in a single song (#7 Lo que dice el tambor) speaks to his skill in directing. Yet his two duets (#5 & #8) show that his melodic intuition coupled with his rhythmic strength and ear for silence can be equally as moving and inspiring.
Mixed by Jon Fausty this CD features Jerry Medina, Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, Conrad Herwig, Luis Perdomo, Antonio Sánchez, Hans Glawishnig, Naren Budhakar, Piro Rodríguez and over 20 other incredibly talented musicians. This production is a collection piece on all levels.
Each song represents part of Paoli's rich knowledge of varied musical traditions including: Rumba, Plena, Bomba, Batá, Salsa, Straight-Ahead Jazz, and even features a duo with Naren Budhakar playing the East Indian tabla. Uniting and fusing influences from around the world, Paoli's first CD will impress and inspire all.