Cuba Session
by on November 1, 2018 in

After two decades of freelance, teaching, touring and recording, the Canadian pianist found himself in Havana recording his first solo album “Cuban Safari”.  Alongside Cuban ex-pats Daymar Calvario, Daniel Rodriguez, Yasel Barreras and Camaguey-based Randy Veitia Godinez, the band recorded at an unknown studio in the Castro compound. Police pay-offs, a jam-packed vehicle full of musicians, 14-hour sessions, a missing sound engineer and detours around the Hurricane-flooded streets of Old Havana brought the world this hard-fought victory for music.  Cuban Safari breathes from a 1957 Chevrolet where Ryan Timoffee’s visions of Cuba meet the real Cuba in a dramatic meltdown.

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