Ray Sandoval

Próxima Parada

by Ray Sandoval

Released 2013
Phocus Music
Released 2013
Phocus Music
Próxima Parada is Ray's fifth CD release.  For this album, He chose to create a unique sound using only guitar and percussion, re-imagining folk music through the unscripted improvisation of jazz.
NOTES
When I was a kid in Tucson, Arizona, I thought being taken seriously as a musician meant choosing what kind of music I wanted to play: Rock, blues, classical or jazz. I was listening to funk and rock vinyl records but spent the days practicing Bach until my hands cramped with tendonitis, before finding myself drawn to the traditional folk music of Latin America, and eventually jazz. But I never felt I could choose just …
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The Mirrors Of The Life

by Ray Sandoval

Released 2004
Music Camp Inc.
Released 2004
Music Camp Inc.
The Mirrors of the Life (Los Espejos De La Vida) is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Latin American Folk, Classical and Soul music enrapt with Ray's innate sense of melody on the guitar.
NOTES
Come home, breathe deep
Away from the cry of false alarms
Heartfelt expression
Walking at the edge
Of a cement encased river
Longing to breakout and flow free
All at once

La música de Ray Sandoval...
by María Elena Gaitán

Like an endangered *saguaro in the urban sunset, braided between los freeways and the city lights, making our way through the rubble of deceptive commercial stages, we desert walkers who prefer to …
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Suenos

by Ray Sandoval

Released 2002
Music Camp Entertainment
Released 2002
Music Camp Entertainment
Suenos is a unique album with intimate solo guitar arrangements and duets with the talented Mexican/American singer Gabriel Gonzalez. The entire CD was recorded live in the studio during October of 2002.
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1. Contigo En La Distancia
(Cesar Portillo de la Luz)

Gabriel Gonzalez - Vocal
Ray Sandoval - Guitar

2. Mourning Sunrise
(Ray Sandoval)

Ray Sandoval - Guitar

3. La Llorona
(Traditional Mexican Song)

Ray Sandoval - Guitar

4. Lotus in D Minor
(Ray Sandoval)

Ray Sandoval - Guitar

5. Vanidad
(Malbran Armando Gonzalez)

Gabriel Gonzalez - Vocal
Ray Sandoval - Guitar


Produced by Ray Sandoval

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ray Sandoval in Los Angeles, CA, October 2002.

Gabriel Gonzalez appears …
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Mi Ofrenda

by Ray Sandoval

Released 2003
Phocus Music
Released 2003
Phocus Music
A composer and guitarist who combines latin, brazilian, classical, world and jazz music into a fresh new sound of his own. Featuring an all acoustic ensemble of bass, cello, violin, drums, latin and world percussion, piano and guitar.
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1. Hecho En Califas

Rocio Marron - Violin
Mike Bolger - Accordion
Ray Sandoval - Guitar
Yunior Terry Cabrera - Acoustic Bass
Edson Gianesi - Percussion

2. Ten Piedad

Art Hirahara - Piano
Ray Sandoval - Guitar
Yunior Terry Cabrera - Acoustic Bass
Tony Austin - Drums
Edson Gianesi - Percussion

3. Los Angeles Suspiran

Martha Gonzalez- Vocals
Ray Sandoval - Guitar

4. La Danza De Mi Alma Y El Desierto

Ray Sandoval - Guitar, Tres
Yunior Terry Cabrera …
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A La Naturaleza

by Ray Sandoval

Released 1999
Phocus Music
Released 1999
Phocus Music
The romance of flamenco guitar blended with other world and classical elements to make for an exotic and beautiful album.
NOTES
Bryon Holley - Drums
Rene Camacho - Acoustic Bass
Art Hirahara - Piano (2,6)
Wayne Peet - Piano (4)
Edson Gianesi - Percussion (1,2,4,6)
Kiko Cornejo Jr. - Percussion (1,3,7)
Joao Junqueria - Vocals
Rocio Marron - Violin (8)
Fang Fang Xu - Cello (8)
Ray Sandoval - Guitar


Beautifully arranged, it's a fine album of aural poetry, by turns languid, dramatic, and slightly intoxicating. (Bliss, Pasadena Weekly - 7/22/99)

Tasteful, combining relaxed impressionistic landscapes with melodies. (Jim Santella, L.A. Jazz …
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