Harold López-Nussa Releases New Track “JazzTón”
Pianist/Composer Harold López-Nussa Presents New Single “JazzTón” Featuring Randy Malcom of Gente de Zona
Watch The Official Music Video Here
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Upcoming AlbumTe Lo Dije Available For Pre-Order Now
Available August 28, 2020 via Mack Avenue Records
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“‘Jazzton’, is a super-charged shot of Latin jazz infused with reggaeton rhythms.” – Sounds and Colours
Watch the Official Music Video for Harold López-Nussa’s “JazzTón” Ft. Randy Malcom
“JazzTón” is the Te Lo Dije’s most daring hybrid, melding jazz with the controversial reggaeton genre, often dismissed by “serious” musicians in Cuba. Along with Harold López-Nussa, Randy Malcom of the immensely popular Gente de Zona brings an authentic spirit, while the core quartet is bolstered by trombone, percussion and additional keyboards that really bring the party to life.
Regarding the collaborative effort, López-Nussa said, “Good music is so impactful that it doesn’t matter what style or genre you choose to express yourself in. That’s why I wanted to mix reggaeton with jazz. Reggaeton is the most controversial style of music in Cuba, and at the same time, the most popular style for the last decade. I had the great opportunity to make this song with one of the most important reggaeton artists in Cuba: Randy Malcom, a great friend of mine. We share the same passion and respect for all music. At the onset, I thought mixing these two styles would be a big challenge, but we embraced the risk and I love the result.” Check out the single’s exclusive track premiere with Sounds and Colours here.
About Te Lo Dije
Much like its near equivalent in English, “I told you so,” the Spanish phrase “Te lo dije” can be deployed as a boast or a put-down – often both at once. On his vibrant and spirited third recording for Mack Avenue Records, Havana-based pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa sets out to capture that stirring sensation with an exhilarating marriage of jazz and Cuban pop music, defiantly standing up to the doubters who failed to share his radical vision. López-Nussa throws down that gauntlet on Te Lo Dije, due out August 28 worldwide via Mack Avenue Records. The album features the pianist’s core quartet of drummer Ruy Adrián López-Nussa, bassist Julio César González and trumpeter Mayquel González, bolstered by a number of special guests including Afro-Cuban funk superstar Cimafunk; French accordionist Vincent Peirani; famed Cuban reggaeton vocalist Randy Malcom; and vocalist Kelvis Ochoa.
The combustible blend of Afro-Cuban and modern jazz that has marked all of the pianist’s acclaimed releases is enlivened by the sounds that thrill modern Cuban audiences: the Songo of the iconic band Los Van Van, the Mozambique of Pello el Afrokan, the reggaeton that has swept Latin America and the world since the late 90s. The results pulse with the lifeblood that runs through the streets of Havana.
Harold López-Nussa · Te Lo Dije
Mack Avenue Records · Release Date: August 28, 2020
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