Trova Caminhada (2017)

Rafael Fraga

Rafael Fraga

 The word “Trova” carries different meanings - sometimes music, others poetry, from the European Middle Ages to Contemporary Cuban music. For me, it evokes the capacity to express something powerful, authentic and meaningful: a cry that puts things in motion - the “Caminhada”, which literally means “walking”, or, even better “outing”.

This “Trova Caminhada” departs from the sinuous road, filled with memories, pain, and joyful celebration. It puts in perspective my adulthood, in more than 15 years of songwriting, as “Plano Secreto” was written in 1999 and “A Ginga da Morna” in 2016, and the remaining songs written in between. Until now, I made a career as guitarist and arranger. This album is a personal, landmark, in which I fully embrace the role of vocalist.

This album is only made possible due to the dedication and generosity of my fellow Quartet musicians: Aki (an Italian from Sicily), Marko (half- Finn Dutch), and Efraim (German). Our eclectic musical and cultural backgrounds met in a space of absolute harmony, resulting in a profound friendship. These wonderful musicians allowed me the most fertile ground of artistic expression, and their creative input was essential to bring this album to a higher level. My gratitude is enormous, and I smile every time I think of any of them.

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Trova Caminhada (2017)

Rafael Fraga

Rafael Fraga

    All About Jazz

There is a seamless, seductive quality to this recording, enhanced by Brendon Heinst's expert engineering, that draws the listener in, for a closer musical—and deeper emotional—encounter.

Mark Werlin[read full review]

    Stereo - Audiophile Highlight of the Month -

His buttery smooth but clear voice was recorded very truthfully. The three dimensionality and lifelikeness of the recording without any digital artifacts raise all sorts of new standards. A masterpiece!

Matthias Böde

Trova Caminhada (2017)

Rafael Fraga

Rafael Fraga

Cables: Furutech FA-aS21 microphone cables, Furutech The Empire power cables, Furutech LineFlux analog interlinks, Furutech NanoFlux speaker cables, Furutech NanoFlux NCF power cables
Digital Converters: Hapi, Merging Technologies
Editing Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Mastering Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Mastering Room: Hegel H30 Amplifiers, KEF Blade 2 Speakers
Microphones: Sonodore RCM-402 Sonodore MPM-81 Tube, DPA 4006a, DPA 4011a
Piano Technician: Charles Rademaker
Preamplifiers: Sonodore MPA-502, Merging Technologies Hapi
Recording Engineer: Brendon Heinst, Luuk Meijssen (Assistant Engineer)
Recording location: MCO 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Recording Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Poeta Equilibrista
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Espero
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Terra Presa
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O Meu Corpo Vai Tombado
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A Ginga da Morna
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Está na Hora de Voltar
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Plano Secreto
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Rola a bola
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Sábio entre Sábios
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Cartas, Lábios e Lágrimas
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Sempre que o Sol se Acabe
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Trova Caminhada
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Já Lá Vão / Quando Eu Voltar
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