After the Sunset It is to hard to describe this album as a one style or genre but to best describe it one could say it's a mixture of Smooth Latin Jazz, Funk, Rock, and classical too
To best describe each song will have to have it's own description:
After the Sunset was inspired by my mothers passing to cancer. Her favorite thing in the world was to watch the Florida sunset's which reflect a kaleidoscope of red, orange, blue, gold, gray, and white that slowly turns day in to night.
After the Sunset- was written with Carlos Santana in mind back in the 80's but as the song goes through the Santana flavor changes to more flamenco style
After you- is a ballad that came more powerful with Tony Catania's vision of sounds and the Soprano sax of multitalented Hector Jimenez
Days in- was written in a hotel (wouldn't say the name) and it has a Funk, rock jazz style that is develop into a salsa feel finale. This was the only song recorded with a live band in the studio. The rest were done one instrument at a time by me
Chuchito's Rhumba- It's a ballad, rumba style with minimal instrumentation. The guitar chord melody style was used here with an acoustic solo piano in the middle that leaves a breath of fresh air.
Descanza- was the first idea behind this project and it shows a medley of funk and Latin style incorporation that is complemented by Lisa's unique voice. This is the only song with lyrics.
El Blues- employees a very unorthodox chord progression blended with a blues riff that is uniquely title after
Tobi's Danza- it's the only classical solo guitar style in the album. This song was title after an special person the introduced me to one of the world greatest classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco who the song was written for
Suspicious- is more of a smooth jazz style song that it's ignited with a yodeling melodic theme
The Truth- is another smooth jazz style genre that has an outro development of a wondering feel music sense.
Vamos a Bailar- It's a Bosa style song that I wrote in the 80's with accompanying lyrics. We couldn't find a singer in the time available at the studio to perform; therefore, it ended as an instrumental.
The Cricket- This song in my head had a totally different format and style; however, my producer Tony Catania requested I perform it like it ended in the studio. Here is a perfect example of how two people can interpret the same song totally different. I went with his suggestion which made the song more of a mood style flavor, rather than what I had in mind.
My last note for you is these: I did this record to proof to my self that, I rather fail trying, than wonder for eternity...
Therefore, I will remind everyone that If Thomas Edison gave up on his dream after failing 999 times our homes would be very dark tonight?
There is nothing wrong with falling but there is a lot of wrong with not trying