Ray Sandoval

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Spring in Berlin

 

Ok. So I have neglected writing in my journal for a while. Life goes by quickly. Spending time with my son has been my priorities these days.  I have taken a step back from social media to see how I feel. I must admit its pretty nice not posting anything.  I was never the person to post often but if I felt I should share an idea or interesting article, I said it.  Too much is going on in the world these days,  so its nice to focus on the things that matter to you. 

I have been spending my days arranging and composing.  I find peace in this. Let’s hope some good compositions come out of this behaviour.  

 

The Theory of Happy Living :)

 
 

Charity

News Overload!

 
 

I remember this piece back in the day.

 

I am trying to make time to read and listen more. I cam across this piece recently.

 

Izvor by Miroslav Tadic

 

Obama Speaks

 

If you can make it to about 33:00, it is really nice moment.

 

The order is rapidly fading.

I have moved!

 

Berlin has a great vibe. It reminds me of a college town with an international feel. There is good food with many vegetarian options. Transport is good and cycling is common. And cheaper than London! All these things all agree with my preference for living in a city.  

I need to learn German but many speak english here which is helpful. Of course I haven't experienced winter here so let's talk next year and I can give you my thoughts on how great this city is! ;)


 

La Mezquita

 

I always felt that the performances on my last recording Proxima Parada were recorded prematurely. It was done in a few days and live in the studio. I really never felt like the pieces had matured to their best performances. It is a jazz mentality so I was fine with it. I am finally feeling like the compositions for that recording are under my hands.

This piece was written Cordoba, Spain during my brief stay there one summer. That city has a very unique spirit and has a history that that is reflected in the beautiful mosque, La Mezquita.

This is a video Xavi and I shot live in London in February, 2015.