Claudio Ragazzi score of the film The Blue Diner, features Afro Cuban - Latin Jazz music featuring some of today's hottest players.
The Blue Diner is a film about food, memory, language, and caskets. It is the story of a Puerto Rican mother and daughter living together in Boston and the difficulties they encounter when the daughter, Elena, mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language. Everyone has a theory about the origin of Elena's misfortune, but no one knows for certain what has caused the tragic and absurd event. As Elena's language disappears, her boyfriend's painting inexplicably appears at the Fine Arts Museum where her mother works. In a misguided attempt to obtain an artist's visa, his actions unleash a world of misunderstanding and trouble for Elena and her mother. As the relationship between mother and daughter deteriorates, the two women are forced to confront each other and their murky past. A haunting song, a missing father, and a plate of fried brains help to reunite Elena, her mother, and her language.
Film Produced by Natatcha Estébanez
Directed by Natatcha Estébanez and Jan Egleson
Music recorded at Blue Jay Studios, Carlisle Massachusetts
Music engineer Mark Wessel
Claudio Ragazzi, guitars, synths, composer, orchestrator and conductor
Alon Yavnai, piano and organ
Dan Greenspan, Bass
Ernesto Diaz, percussion
Bob Winner, drums
Bernardo Hernandez, solo vocals
Alex Alvear, Katie Viqueira and Efrain Salgado, vocals