The homie Walker Swain and his brother in law Jay Nelson made a great little album. It was a pleasure to play on it.
From the album "Barcelona - New York", featuring saxophonist Melissa Aldana.
Performed in March 2014 at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY
From Albert Alabedra's Album "Barcelona/New York"
More from Chilcano!
This piece was one of our hits in Chilcano. We performed this jam in Peru - in Lima and Cuzco. Then we went to Macchu Pichu! The beat is a slow Marinera / Zamacueca. Tono Vilchez would do his Lando Tap routine to this track (see Lando Tap video). I originally composed this tune in 2008 and played it with a band in Madison, WI. The intro is taken from the original bass intro played by Kevin Knapp.
I played every week for the better part of a year with Antonio Vilchez, a percussionist and tap dancer from Lima, Peru. We did a tour together in Peru and I got to continue to learn lots of great things about the cajón and where it comes from.
Here's our rendition of Actual Proof recorded at Tutuma Social club some time in 2010. Check around 5:30 for short cowbell solo.. Lex's bassline is unbelievable.. I think we came up with this arrangement at Grant's basement at the Albert in the West Village. I started about halfway through because attention spans are short these days.. We have a few other tunes up on YouTube as well