Puertos, the new CD from Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, combines the rich traditions of Argentine popular song with the creative leaps of improvisational jazz.
This album of all-new compositions was recorded in Buenos Aires with her long-time collaborators in the María Volonté 9 Vidas Band: Jorge Rabito on bass, Joaquin Sellan on keyboards and Fabián “Sapo” Miodownik on drums.
Deeply rooted in the enduring myths of Buenos Aires as a port city, cultural melting pot, gateway to the Argentine Pampa and elixir of artists, “Puertos” tells stories from the streets and docks of Buenos Aires. The songs sing of ships at anchor in the Rio de la Plata, the longings of a musician heading home down late-night streets, the words of an artist to her daughters.
The process of creation was collaborative. Each week for several months the band gathered at their rehearsal studio, an artist’s garret in the Caballito neighborhood of Buenos Aires, trying out ideas for music and lyrics which would eventually become “Puertos.”
Meet the Lineup
The María Volonté 9 Vidas Band
For the “Puertos” project, Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté gathered her long-time collaborators Jorge Rabito on bass, Joaquín Sellan on keyboards and Fabián “Sapo” Miodownik on drums and percussion. The group’s first CD together was called “9 Vidas,” giving rise to the band’s nickname. Meet the María Volonté 9 Vidas Band…