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It is assumed that, besides being known as a lover of good music, I'm a novelist, and therefore should be able to write to a review, articulate sentences. However when listening to the record of Guillermo Rozenthuler and Edward Simon, I cannot come up with more than these loose words: simplicity, subtlety, truth, excellence, refinement, good taste, warmth and originality.
If this serves as an introduction to this record, so be it. If not, I can only say that it would be unforgivable to miss out on this gem of an album."

Diego Paszkowski - author


It was difficult to make a ‘desert island’ selection of Latin American songs. They are so many, so diverse and rich. I feel l left more out than the ones I could include. I went through some of my favorite composers and musical styles. I hope Agora is the first of many albums where I can include more beautiful songs and keep exploring this repertoire full of treasures.
There are some common themes in these songs. The moon. Love. Infinity, the dance with the unknown. Treasuring little moments. Memories written in the body. Nature and the wisdom of the Earth.

Guillermo Rozenthuler

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released December 15, 2015

Edward Simon -piano
Guillermo Rozenthuler -vocals, guitar
Rogerio Boccato -percussion

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Edward Simon San Francisco, California

Venezuelan-born pianist and composer Edward Simon is an artist of great singularity steeped in many musical traditions. He grew up in a musical family playing Latin American music and was classically trained in the US since age 12; both streams inform his primary métier, jazz improvisation. ... more

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Track Name: Aqui e Agora
O melhor lugar do mundo é aqui,
E agora bis
Aqui onde indefinido
Agora que é quase quando
Quando ser leve ou pesado
Deixa de fazer sentido
Aqui de onde o olho mira
Agora que ouvido escuta
O tempo que a voz não fala
Mas que o coração tributa
O melhor lugar do mundo é aqui,
E agora bis
Aqui onde a cor é clara
Agora que é tudo escuro
Viver em Guadalajara
Dentro de um figo maduro
Aqui longe em nova deli
Agora sete, oito ou nove
Sentir é questão de pele
Amor é tudo que move
O melhor lugar do mundo é aqui,
E agora bis
Aqui perto passa um rio
Agora eu vi um lagarto
Morrer deve ser tão frio
Quanto na hora do parto
Aqui fora de perigo
Agora dentro de instantes
Depois de tudo que eu digo
Muito embora muito antes
O melhor lugar do mundo é aqui