Cortinas, Gustavo

Wool Gathering Records, 2021CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Mexican drummer, composer and bandleader Gustavo Cortinas graduated from Loyola and Northwestern and just released his third album Desafío Candente, inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano. Cortinas’ music has super-syncopated, Afro-Caribbean beats with cool intoxicating rhythms. That is combined with nature’s sounds and recitations on “Abya Yala”. The borderline chaotic state of “El Jinete El Caballo“ is a standout followed by the relaxing “La Nostalgia Peleadora De Tu”. Lyrics and narration are in Spanish but the music speaks a universal amen .


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions