Trova Caminhada

Rafael Fraga

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Original Recording Format: DXD

 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.

Tracklist

1.
Poeta Equilibrista
03:46
2.
Espero
03:27
3.
Terra Presa
03:34
4.
O Meu Corpo Vai Tombado
04:13
5.
A Ginga da Morna
03:14
6.
Está na Hora de Voltar
05:38
7.
Plano Secreto
04:30
8.
Rola a bola
03:15
9.
Sábio entre Sábios
05:40
10.
Cartas, Lábios e Lágrimas
04:28
11.
Sempre que o Sol se Acabe
04:36
12.
Trova Caminhada
03:56
13.
Já Lá Vão / Quando Eu Voltar
08:20

Total time: 00:58:37

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SKU

TTK0014

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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

Original Recording Format

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

Release Date September 27, 2017

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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.

Stereo – Audiophile Highlight of the Month 5 out of 5

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!

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