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cuarto de colores

by Edmar castaneda

Latin jazz on harp
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Sonrisas
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2. Andrea
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3. Autumn Leaves
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4. Cuarto De Colores
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5. Negrita
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6. Madrugada Azul
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7. Amen
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8. Alfosina Y El Mar
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9. Afrojoropo
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10. El Camino
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11. Media Luna
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12. Buleria
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13. Ginebra
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Album Notes
Colombian Harpist , Band leader and composer Edmar Castaneda was born in Colombia Bogota where he started playing the Colombian harp at the early age of thirteen.

He has a unique style of playing harp Combining Latin jazz with traditional Colombian music, Edmar has carved a firm place in the international jazz scene. A jazz harpist of imposing talent, he transforms the harp into a lead instrument to phenomenal effect. Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he is practically a world unto himself. His style is fascinatingly percussive and he plucks dynamic basslines almost invisibly while picking out melodies with his right hand. Now in his late 20s, Edmar moved to the United States in 1994 and was quickly recognized for his unmatched style and sound.

He has performed with Paquito D'Rivera, John Scofield ,Wynton Marsalis JLCO, John Patitucci, ,Pablo zinger, Dave Samuels, Trio De Paz, Guiovani Hidalgo ,Lila Downs, Janis siegel , Chico O'farrill Afro-cuban jazz big band , DJango Reinhardt NY festival, The united Nation Orchestra , among other renowned musicians.

He also tours regularly as the leader of the Edmar Castaneda Trio, together with trombone and drums. His playing is striking for its rhythmic complexities, driving basslines and sheer musical force.

"Edmar is.. an enormous talent, he has the versatility and the enchanting charisma of a musician who has taken his harp out of the shadow to become one of the most original musicians from the Big Apple."


"Edmar Castaneda’s short opening set took Diana Krall’s mellow crowd by surprise. Castaneda plays the arpa llanera, or Colombian harp, a diatonic instrument from which he snatches twanging, sweet, twittering, chiming, dense sonorities like nothing else in contemporary music. Castaneda’s trio with drummer David C. Silliman and trombonist Marshall Gilkes included the “resident artists” at Umbria Jazz, performed nine times, and were among the revelations of the festival."

"The most amazing and well received new sensation for Panamanian jazz fans was Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda. "
THE PANAMA NEWS ( JAN 21 , 2007)

“As illustrated in a fascnatingly percussive performance by the harpist Edmar Castaneda”


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Jose-Antonio Orta

Edmar is a \"virtuoso\", buy this cd is wonderful, excellent and innovative...in one word: SPECTACULAR!!!

Dana Craig

Edmar is a master of his instrument. We heard him live and couldn't wait to get
Edmar's CD shows his ability to take the Columbian harp and beat it into submission on some songs and lull you into the same state on others. A true master of his instrument.


I made the discover oh this great artist on "you tube". I am a french harpist studying at the CNSM of Paris, so classical harp, I haven't english vocabulary enough to explain what I heard from this album! I was very charmed and enthousiast about this kind of harp which is unknowed in France. Congratulations and thanks for this beautiful moment and I hope that there will have concerts of Edmar Castanedas in France.

Bryan Hardy

Edmar has taken the harp to different levels, played with passion and skill plus improvisation makes this a fabulous album.

Robert Vidal

Ecxellent 1st CD by Edmar Castaneda, great start!
This is Edmar Castaneda's first CD and is superb!
Genius young Colombian harpist
The compositions are great and the arrangements well done.
Excellent group of musicians, I highly recommend this CD.

alan preims

I first heard Afrojoropo on an irish radio station late at night and loved it, next day i ordered the cd and have been listening to it since, thank you edmar

Helena Shavit

para nosotros como colombianos residentes en Israel fue un gran placer ver y escuchar
a Edmar Castaneda con su arpa en el festival de Jazz del mar rojo en Eilat.

Su musica tan especial, tan agradable, tan emocionante y su talento como arpista, que
no deja de hacernos sentir el joropo llanero, enloquecio al publico, todos sus CD's fueron
raptados, fue por eso que como no lo conseguimos aqui, lo ordenamos con cdBaby

Tambien fue emocionante leer en el CD la historia de su comienzo con Paquito D'Rivera

Le deseamos al artista Edmar Castaneda que saque otros muchos CDs y siga adelante
en su triunfo.

Helena Shavit, Jaime Szwarc, Shani Shavit


A true music lovers must have cd
I heard edmar at Saratoga Jazz and he instantly became that artist that you talk about as the unexpected surprise. I got the cd and now I just want to tell everybody I meet about this fantastic cd.Let me say before he finished his live set at Saratoga the cd soldout, so get your copy quick .

Ian Flores-Dozol

Edmar is the main attraction.
Although the well renowned Paquito D'Rivera and other performers as Oscar Stagnaro make a very good presence in the album, Edmar is absolutely the star and main attraction in here. His originality, percusive grooving and improvisation in the Colombian harp makes this album a unique adquisition in my collection. It has been almost a year or more since I have enjoyed this kind of enchanting energy from a "new artist" so... BUY THIS RECORD!!!!!

Mary Lou Scott

An amazing, original talent!
This CD was everything I needed to remind me of the incredible performance I saw at OPUS 118's Gala. The energy and originality were thrilling and the audience was overwhelmed. The CD was worth waiting for!
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