Gabriel Rodriguez is a gifted young jazz bass guitarist who knows his way around in the Latin jazz music world! Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he has been playing bass since age fourteen. He has performed with many of the best known jazz groups, including the Erick Figueroa Jazz Trio, and singer Jenny Gomez, among many others. He brings a fresh, aggressive approach to harmony and tempo, and every selection on the excellent CD is lively and animated with much emotion! Rodriquez also composes most of the selections.
La Vision and Fronteras will get in the listener's blood immediately, and the tempo simply captures your attention, and you feel every note! A special note to latin jazz piano fans, listen to Alein Rodriquez on tracks 1,3,5,7, and take notice of a new voice; also, Hector Papo Lugo gets in some fine piano playing on tracks 2,4,6. This is jazz at its best; fresh and lively, full of excitement, joy, and power.