Rafael Zaldivar – Rezos (2020/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Lydia Ainsworth – Sparkles & Debris (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:51 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Effendi Records

At first you might hear a conversation between Rafael Zaldivar’s piano and Guillaume Tremblay’s saxophone, but there is more than that; Rezos is the place where one tells the other, I know the territory of your sound, and offers him all the space necessary for its deployment. It is a story of exemplary listening and elaborate exchanges along rhythmic tricks of great finesse. There is a part of stubbornness, too; stubbornness towards the clarity of melodic lines located a thousand leagues from the narcissism of the ego or unnecessary flourishes. The precision of the movement, here, is nothing flashy; sober, it is understood as an invocation.

It is finally a story of virtuosity where technique and vulnerability coexist through the meeting of these two musicians who do not seek to impose themselves, rather to make heard what is woven into the simplicity of hearts. Do you hear it, the game of those who do not put off neither daring nor offering?
(text by Laurance Ouellet Tremblay)


1. Rafael Zaldivar – The Sin of Missing the Bullseye
2. Rafael Zaldivar – Fifth Occasion
3. Rafael Zaldivar – Quinos Curtain Shower
4. Rafael Zaldivar – Hymne 5
5. Rafael Zaldivar – Alma
6. Rafael Zaldivar – Hymne 6
7. Rafael Zaldivar – Rezos
8. Guillaume Tremblay – Belief System
9. Guillaume Tremblay – M87 Black Hole
10. Guillaume Tremblay – Hypnotize