Corina Bartra's TRAVELOG ia a journey of the spirit, the heart, and the ear. Traversing known and unknown territories, it challenges borders not only musical, rhythmic and tonal, but ethnic, international and cosmic, as well. Bartra consistently explores exciting new geographies, with elemental familiars as guides. Earth and fire, trees and sky, mountains and forests, rivers ad the sea are all characters in Bartra's music. They speak with her voice as she chatters, careens, sizzles and soars with resonant magnificance. Born in Peru and adopted by America, still Bartras's world is uniquely her own. Her voice quickens with an inner life and power, an idiosyncratic line and phrasing that makes her her own person. It is a voice that travels all over the map, sliding and gliding, skimming over shimering surface; than diving deep down in the depths, bouncing and rolling, hesitating and galloping- at all kinds of speed, to al kinds of tempos, in all kinds ofmood. She has an impressive group of musicians accompanying her: Steve Berrios on drums, Thomas Chapin on saxophone & flutes, Santy Debriano on bass and Eddy Martinez on piano. -Rob Baker.
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