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Charcos (Cheap Landscape)

This was a remarkable night for me, playing with Ted Poor (drums) and Stomu Takeishi (bass) in Bogotá. I enjoyed that gig a lot! Thanks to El Anónimo, and el mono (its owner) in Bogotá for the most welcoming vibe, and for believing that honest, live music is what it’s all about. September 10, 2009

Tantas flores y no hay jardín (Cheap Landscape Trio)

This tune is a tribute to my friend Diego Obregón who is a beautiful musician from Guapi, Colombia. Besides being one of those musicians for whom music pours out in the most outstanding, organic, natural and totally rhythmic-perfect way, Diego is a first rate traditional Colombian marimba maker, and carrier of the Pacific Coast tradition, perhaps the kind of Colombian music that moves me the most. “Tantas flores y no hay jardín” means “All those flowers and no garden…” for Colombians, flowers mean compliments. Diego often replies with that phrase whenever someone pays him a compliment.