AUDIO

In this section you can listen to some audio samples of music productions where I have worked as producer, arranger and pianist.

JUANA LUNA

“Juana Luna” (Round Star Entertainment, 2017)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST, BACKGROUND VOCALS

The debut EP of Argentinian singer Juana Luna, which we recorded during August 2016 in New York and was released in July 2017.

“Amor de conuco” (Juan Luis Guerra)
An original arrangement of the famous song by Dominican singer songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, in which we feature harmonica Israeli player Yotam Ben Or.

“Amándote” (Jaime Roos)
An original arrangement from this famous candombe by Uruguayan singer songwriter Jaime Roos.

“Canción de cuna” (Juana Luna)
An original beautiful song by Juana Luna.

“Oración del remanso” (Jorge Fandermole)
An arrangement in 5/4 of the famous song by Jorge Fandermole, in which we feature Chris McQueen in the electric guitar.

“José Sabía” (Alejandro Balbis)
An arrangement of the song by the band “La vela puerca”, which became very popular during the 90s.

Gustavo Szulanski, Juan Andrés Ospina, Juana Aquerreta, artistic production

Juana Luna, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano, background vocals
Andrés Rotmistrovsky, electric bass
Marcelo Woloski, percussion
Juancho Herrera, guitars
Chris McQueen, electric guitar in “Oración del remanso”
Yotam Ben Or, harmonica in “Amor de conuco”
Maria Jeffers, cello in “Canción de cuna”
Linus Wyrsch, tenor sax in “Amándote”
Matt McDonald, trombone in “Amándote”
Eleni Arapoglou, background vocals “Oración del remanso” y “Canción de cuna”

Jeremy Loucas mixing/mastering engineer
Daniel Sanint recording engineer
Recorded at Flux Studios (New York), August 2016

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SOFIA RIBEIRO

“Mar Sonoro” (2016)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST, VOCALIST

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“Mar Sonoro” (Sofia Ribeiro, lyrics by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen) The title song of the album, and one of my personal favorites. Sofia wrote a melody for the original poem of the Portuguese writer Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, and I arranged it for string orchestra plus piano, bass and percussion.

“Bom Dia” (Sofia Ribeiro) A song based on the Brazilian rhythm of Maracatú, in which Sofia describes a very particular character who goes around saying hello to everyone.

“Tela” (Sofia Ribeiro) A great song by Sofia, with an incredible solo in the end by the virtuoso flute player from Israel Itai Kriss!

“Ultima Danza” (Sofia Ribeiro) A jazzy original ballad with an amazing vocal trombone solo by Sofia.

“O gente da minha terra” (Amália Rorigues, Tiago Machado) A live fado we performed in duo with Sofia.

Sofia Ribeiro, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano/vocals
Petros Klampanis, upright bass
Marcelo Woloski, percussion

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Arooj Aftab,voice
Maeve Gilchrist,harp
Itai Kriss, flute
Emily Eagen, whistle
Maria Im, violin I
Megan Gould, violin I
Gokce Erem, violin II
Christiana Liberis, violin II
Irena Momchilova, viola
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, viola
Maria Jeffers, cello
Sam Quiggins, cello

Jeremy Loucas, recording/mixing/mnaster engineer

Recorded at Systems 2 (Brooklyn, NY), November 2014
Strings and percussion overdubs recorded at Flux Studios (New York, NY)

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MARTA GÓMEZ

“Este Instante” (Aluna Records 2015)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST, VOCALIST

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“Este Instante” (Marta Gómez) The song which gives title to the album.

“Una pena” (Marta Gómez) A beautiful song by Marta, for which I wrote a horn section which we recorded in Barcelona with four incredible players.

“Yacanto” (Marta Gómez) A song dedicated to the town of Yacanto in Argentina.

“Mírame” (Marta Gómez) For this song I wrote a string quartet beautifully played by Maria, Christiana, Lev and Yoed. Listen to the beautiful solo by the great guitarist Juancho Herrera!

“La esperanza canta” (Marta Gómez) This song is a tribute Marta pays to the hard worker women in the country side.

“Manos de mujeres” (Marta Gómez) This is a song Marta already had published in one of her previous albums. For this Cd I wrote a completely different arrangement to it based on the Colombian rhythm of cumbia, and it includes the participation of the amazing voices of Andrea Echeverri (Colombia) and Martirio (Spain), as well as the incredible Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen.

“Layla” (Marta Gómez) The lyrics of this song are very powerful. It contrasts the lifes of a little girl named Layla, who came to hug Marta after her concerts in the city of Boston, with the one of the Iraqui artist Layla, who died in one of the US bombings over Irak.

“Llévame en tus alas” (Marta Gómez) A hommage to the artesans in Guatemala and Latin America.

Marta Gómez, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano/background vocals
Juancho Herrera, guitars/mandolin/cuatro
Santiago Greco, electric bass
Salvador Toscano, drums
Marcelo Woloski, percussion

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Magda Giannikou, accordion
Yulia Musayelyan, flute
Anat Cohen, clarinet
Martirio, voice
Andrea Echeverri, voice
Moris Cañate, percussion
Felipe Muñoz, gaitas
Maria Im, violin
Christiana Liberis, violin
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, viola
Yoed Nir, cello
Iván González, fluegelhorn
Pol Padrós, trumpet
Albert Cirera, tenor sax
Aram Montagut, trombone

Jordi Vidal, recording engineer
Jeremy Loucas, mix and master engineer

Recorded at Estudi Laietana (Barcelona, Spain), July 2013
Vocals recorded at The Room Studios (Barcelona, Spain)
Strings, accordion and percussion overdubs recorded at Flux Studios by Mike Latona (New York, NY)
Guitar, clarinet, flute and percussion overdubs recorded at Highend Studios by Jeremy Loucas (New York, NY)

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SOFIA RIBEIRO

“AR” (2012)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST, CO-COMPOSER

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“Os teus olhos” (Sofia Ribeiro/Florbela Espanca)
A musicalized poem by Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca, with a beautiful solo by guitarist Greg Ruggiero.

“Mimo (Sofia Ribeiro)
A funny song written by Sofia, talking about one being spoiled and wanting everything for oneself. Listen to Sofia’s great vocal trombone solo!

“Maria das Mercedes” (Djavan)
An original arrangement of the song by the great Brazilian composer Djavan.

“Ribalta” (Sofia Ribeiro)
A sad song with some fado influences for which I wrote a string section that I am very proud of.

“A Medida da Paixão” (Lenine)
A duo version from this beautiful song by Brazilian composer Lenine.

“Bola de chumbo” (Sofia Ribeiro, Juan Andrés Ospina)
Sofia had started writing this song a long time ago, but she was blocked and did not know how to continue it. We worked it together, and this is the result.

“Adversidade” (Sofia Ribeiro)
The lyrics of this song were originally a poem by Brazilian poet Cecilia Meireles. We tried to get in touch with the owner of the rights of the poem (the poet’s grandson), and not only he ignored us during 6 months, but in the end he refused to give us the rights to use it. Despite the frustration and stress of the situation, Sofia wrote a new set of lyrics where Sofia talks about the adversity and the adversities of life.

“Súplica” (Sofia Ribeiro, Juan Andrés Ospina, Miguel Torga)
We co-wrote the music for this beautiful poem by Portuguese poet Miguel Torga. Listen to the beautiful solo that the bass Petros Klampanis improvised for the session.

“No ar” (Sofia Ribeiro)

“Bola de sabão” (Sofia Ribeiro)


Sofia Ribeiro, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Petros Klampanis, bass
Marcelo Woloski, percussion
Greg Ruggiero, guitar
Magda Giannikou, accordion

Jeremy Loucas recording/mixing/master engineer
Recorded at Bennett Studios (New Jersey, NY), July 2011

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LUISA SOBRAL

“The Cherry on my Cake” (Universal Music 2011)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST

Lisboa

We recorded this album in October 2010 in Lisbon with Luisa and a great team of musicians. The Cd became huge success in Portugal, where it received a Golden Disk Award and later on a Platinum Disk Award.

“Not There Yet” (Luisa Sobral)
This was the first single of the album. I wrote a string arrangement emulating the fantasy of the song, which comes in 1:28.

“Clementine” (Luisa Sobral)

One of my favorite tunes from this cd. This one was recorded a year before the rest of the album with myself on the piano, Pablo Eluchans on drums, Pat Groenland on guitar and Dylan Coleman on bass (Boston, MA).

“Why Should I?” (Luisa Sobral)
An ironic song with a funny horns sections I wrote for trumpet, trombone and tenor sax.

“Xico” (Luisa Sobral)
On of the only two songs sang in Portuguese in the album, with a New Orleans vibe for which I wrote a horns section with clarinet, trombone and trumpet.

“I Would love to” (Luisa Sobral) I wrote a piano interlude for this song which appears several times throughout the tune, and leads to a simple piano solo in the middle.


Luisa Sobral, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Greg Ruggiero, guitar/banjo
Joao Hasselberg, bass
Carlos Miguel, drums
Quarteto Arabesco, strings in ‘Not There Yet’

Rui Guerrero recording/mixing engineer
Recorded at Vale de Lobos Studios (Lisbon, Portugal), October 2010

SOFIA RIBEIRO

“Mil e uma cores” (Jardim Das Historias 2012)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST (tracks #4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, rhodes in track #3)

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Portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro writes music for the children’s stories written by her sister Manuela Ribeiro. Each story comes with a different song, and I had the opportunity to produce, arrange and play for 5 of these.

“Serafim” (Sofia Ribeiro)
A beautiful children’s tune by Sofia featuring the voice of her talented niece Diana Ribeiro. The song talks about a hippo that is always sick because of not eating enough fruits and vegetables, thus teaching kids about the importance of eating healthy!

“Frederico, o cinto de asegurancã” (Sofia Ribeiro)
A song that is meant to teach kids to use the safety belt while riding cars, with a clear influence from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder! [

“Granadas” (Sofia Ribeiro)
Another original song by Sofia, featuring the voice of her sister Susana Ribeiro and another niece, Maria Teresa Santos Ribeiro. Teaches kids to curb their dogs!

“As mantinhas do sono” (Sofia Ribeiro)
A very beautiful song with the melody shared between Sofia, her sister Luisa and her niece Martinha (wait for the very ending to listen to her very kiut voice).

Sofia Ribeiro, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Andrés Rotmistrovsky, bass
Marcelo Woloski, drums
Matt McDonald, trombone in ‘Serafim’
Greg Ruggiero, guitar in ‘Granadas’

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JUAN ANDRÉS OSPINA


“BBB: Barcelona, Bogotá, Boston” (Armored Records 2009)

CREDITS: COMPOSER, PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST

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“Some breathtaking melodies on this recording, and it left me scrambling to recofigure my Best of 2010 lists. BBB is a must-buy. An absolutely welcome addition to the jazz landscape. Outstanding…” (David Sumner, All About Jazz)

Juan Andrés Ospina releases his CD “BBB: Barcelona, Bogotá, Boston” in 2009. The album includes some of the tunes that the pianist composed during his years in these three cities, and the music blends some Colombian rhythms (bambuco, the pasillo and cumbia) with jazz elements such as the instrumentation and the improvisation. The music in the CD has been requested for educational purposes by institutions such as the NEC (New England Conservatory), Berklee College of Music, the UNT (University of North Texas) and the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) amongst others, and the song “Todavía No” has been performed by the Paquito D’Rivera group in important venues such as the Carnegie Hall and the Blue Note.

“Todavía No” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
An original pasillo that I wrote while at Berklee. Listen to the amazing solo that Matan Chapnizka (tenor sax) plays in 3:08!

“Palmaniche” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
An original cumbia with some bluesy influences.

“Al Chicamocha” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
Another pasillo that I wrote several years ago, while living in Barcelona (Spain). This song was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting contest 2009.

“BBB” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
This is the only song that I wrote specifically for this cd, and its name gives the title to the cd “Barcelona, Bogotá, Boston”- it was in the years that I spent in these three cities that I wrote the music in this cd.

“Muy Antioqueño” (Hector Ochoa, arr. Juan Andrés Ospina)
An original arrangement I wrote this beautiful ‘bambuco’ written by Colombian composer Hector Ochoa. My father used to sing it very often when I was a kid.

“Yasé Mehóku Rira” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
Another original cumbia that I wrote while studying at Berklee. This is the only song in the album that features a 6 horn section. Listen to the amazing solo that trumpet player Billy Buss plays in 1:48.

“Amherst” (Juan Andrés Ospina)
A darker tune, based on an afternoon I spent at the University of Amherst. The place was empty, it was cold, foggy and rainy, and I had to spend hours wondering around waiting for a bus to Boston (why I got there is a long story!).

Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Ben Roseth, alto/soprano sax
Matan Chapnizka, tenor sax
Ryan Dragon, trombone
Andrés Rotmistrovsky, bass
Austin McMahon, drums
Victor Cruz/Marcelo Woloski, Guest percussionists in BBB and Yasé Mehóku Rira

Peter Kontrimas, recording engineer
Jeremy Loucas, mixing engineer
Pablo López Ruiz (3:3:2 Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina), master

Recorded at PBS Studios (Westwood, MA), December 2008

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SYLVIE BOURBAN

“Aussi pour les petits Vol. 2” (Vizir Records, 2013)

CRÉDITOS: PIANIST, ARRANGER

<Aussi pur les petits Vol 2

The second volume of the children’s music album “Aussi pour les petits”, with 10 new incredible songs by my talented friend Swiss singer Sylvie Bourban.

“Je veux un chat! (Sylvie Bourban)
An energic bahiao talking about a kid that really wants a cat, and who is willing to do whatever he can to get one.

“Jose” (Sylvie Bourban)
A tender song Sylvie wrote to her niece Josephine.

“Ali Baba” (Sylvie Bourban)
A kid is imagining having great adventures in Arabic caverns and treasure huntings, but he is constantly thrown back to his boring reality!

“Le Chameau” (Sylvie Bourban)
A camel who hates tourists, and is constantly dreaming about laying on the beach and doing nothing.

“On sera le meilleurs” (Sylvie Bourban)
An acrobat and a lion trainer who work at a circus, and who dream about becoming the best in the world.

“Firmin” (Sylvie Bourban)
A deer hanging on the wall who knows tons of stories.

Sylvie Bourban, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano and arrangements
Magda Giannikou, accordion and production
Ignacio Hernandez, guitar
Marcelo Woloski, percussion
Petros Klampanis, bass
Pablo Eluchans, drums
Linus Wyrsh, clarinet
Hadar Noiberg, flute

SYLVIE BOURBAN

“Aussi pour les petits Vol. I” (Vizir Records, 2012)

CRÉDITOS: PIANISTA, ARREGLISTA

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El cuarto álbum de la cantante suiza Sylvie Bourban fue al igual que “Carnet de route”, una comisión del concilio de Patois (una organización dedicada a la preservación del dialecto Patois), sólo que esta vez fue para un álbum infantil. El Cd tiene 10 composiciones originales de Sylvie para niños (todas en francés y en patois también), y yo escribí todos los arreglos y grabé el piano. Mi amiga Magda Giannikou fue la productora del cd.

“Mon raton laveur” (Sylvie Bourban)
Una de mis canciones favoritas del cd; un waltz que habla de un pequeño mapache.

“Je N’aime Pas” (Sylvie Bourban)
Una canción con mucha energía con una base un poco más rockera, donde los niños gritan que no quieren que les digan lo que tienen que hacer.

“Le blues du chat” (Sylvie Bourban)
Una canción estilo dixieland que describe a diferentes gatos.

“P’tit Ours” (Sylvie Bourban)
Una linda canción de Sylvie en la que alguien le cuenta a un pequeño osito que lo acompañe a viajar hacia grandes aventuras.

“Ernest” (Sylvie Bourban)
Una cómica canción que narra a un viejo cascarrabias llamado Ernest.

“Vole Vole Vole” (Sylvie Bourban)
Un niño intentando agarrar a una hoja volando fue la inspiración para esta hermosa canción de Sylvie.

“Je veux!” (Sylvie Bourban)
Ya había arreglado esta canción para el anterior álbum de Sylvie (“Carnet de route”). En esta versión hay una influencia brasilera mucho más fuerte.

“La Bête Du Tiroir” (Sylvie Bourban)
Hay un extraño y amistoso insecto que vive en el cuarto de un niño.

Sylvie Bourban, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Ignacio Hernandez, guitar
Marcelo Woloski, percussion
Petros Klampanis, bass
Pablo Eluchans, drums
Magda Giannikou, accordion and production

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SYLVIE BOURBAN

“Carnet de route” (Vizir Records, 2011)

CREDITS: ARRANGER, PIANIST

Sylvie Bourban

“Lu Bela Marre” (Sylvie Bourban)
An ironic tune that talks about the problems someone has with his ‘mother in law’. It was really great to have the opportunity to write for the great trombone player David Harris!

“Ouei!” (Sylvie Bourban)
A great tune talking about the joy of touching grass, hiking mountains and many other simple pleasures, with a very nice bass solo by Dylan Coleman.

Sylvie Bourban, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Dylan Coleman, bass
Pablo Eluchans, drums
David Harris, trombone in ‘Lu Bella Mar’

MARTA GÓMEZ

“El corazón y el sombrero” (Cantos de agua dulce, 2012)

CREDITS: GUEST PIANIST IN 3 TRACKS

Marta-Gómez

“Canción del naranjo seco” (Marta Gómez)

“Y después” (Marta Gómez)

“Murió el amanecer” (Marta Gómez)
Another beautiful Zamba written by Marta Gómez. For this take I improvised a piano solo intro, she told me to play something in the style of the movie ‘Diarios de motocicleta’.

Marta Gómez, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Yulia Musayelyan, flute
Juancho Herrera, guitar
Fernando Huergo, electric bass
Franco Pinna, drums


BANDA MAGDA

“Banda Magda EP” (2010)

CREDITS: PIANIST IN THE SONG “PETITE MALINE”

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“Petite Maline” (Magda Giannikou)
A very beautiful song by my talented friend Magda Giannikou that we have performed many times live as a duo.

Magda Giannikou, voice, accordion
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano


LUISA SOBRAL

“My Funny Clementine EP” (2010)

CREDITS: PIANIST, ARRANGER, CO-PRODUCER”

My funny Clementine Luisa Sobra

“La vie en Rose” (Louiguy, arr. Juan Andrés Ospina)
An arrangement I wrote of the famous song ‘La vie en rose’, and which we recorded in New York in January 29 2010).

Luisa Sobral, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano/arrangement
Petros Klampanis, bass
Keita Ogawa drums

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