Austin Vida, US
Austin Vida staff
It is a very romantic song with a classic son accompaniement where the artist himself plays piano and sings
Daniel Cros' music brings elements of pop, jazz and traditonal Latin rhythms together into one unique style. His latest release, Las Vueltas Que Da La Vida, released by Rosazul, is a 12-song album that identifies with key moments in the Cros' career: He studied percussion in Havana and songwriting in California. Later on he met with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera and worked with Cuban musicians in Barcelona, Spain on a regular basis.
To introduce you to Cros, we are sharing with you his single, "Cuando Te Cruces En Mi Camino," off of Las Vueltas Que Da La Vida. According to Cros, "It is a very romantic song with a classic son accompaniement where the artist himself plays piano and sings, supported by congas, bongo, pailas and double bass."
Daniel Cros: Las vueltas que da la vida is the fifth album by singer/composer Daniel Cros. The 12 songs identify with key moments in his career: percussion studies in Havana, songwriting studies in the U.S., and collaboration with Cuban musicians in Barcelona, where he makes his home. The album was released by his own label, Rosazul. When he first collaborated with Cuban musicians, he found it quite unsettling. It was "both enriching and exhausting because some of them have a chaotic, unpredictable way of behaving. But today things have settled down as I work with more organized and serious musicians." The result: solid soul-stirring sound.
Today marks another gloomy summer day for Portland, which seems to have been the overall trend of the summer for us. And, while you lucky folks across the country may be basking (or, rather baking) in the near-ninety degree heat, we can all agree that regardless of the weather, it’s still Monday–the starting point for the week. Monday may inspire creativity and a sense of refreshment for some. For others, it may mark the beginning of what could set out to be a long, long week. Either way, we’re sure that today’s Music Monday musician will set the tone for Monday-lovers and Monday-haters alike. With its Latin and Afrocuban rhythms, its upbeat tempo, and its decidedly romantic lyrics, Daniel Cros’s album Las Vueltas Que Da la Vida will brighten your day (if you need it), or simply keep your energy rolling steadily on through Tuesday.
One thing that makes Daniel Cros’s music unique is that he doesn’t stick to one musical style or tune. Cros has studied in Barcelona, where he delved into playing improv on the piano and learning about music theory. Later, Cros attended the Conjunto Nacional Folklórico in Cuba, where he learned firsthand the basic rhythms of Afrocuban music. Cros also lived briefly in the U.S., where he learned and practiced the art of songwriting. His album is the culmination of these varied musical experiences and learning, which together have developed into the unique and beautiful sounds that are true to Las Vueltas Que Da la Vida.
Inside World Music blog
One thing that is certain is the passion and neverending desire for performing and creating lively musical masterpieces that stir the soul and twist the hips
From the shores of Spain to Cuba, Daniel Cros' Catalan-language songs
cover a variety of styles, including ballad, bolero, cha cha cha, ranchera, son, salsa, tango, and more. Hailing from Spain, Daniel infuses a Latin American-jazz sensibility with signature percussion, piano, horns, strings, and vocals. Daniel is quite the master of musical ingenuity being a singer, guitarist, and pianist. The piano surfaces more or less on many of the tracks, which provides a classic sound to the quiter rhythms and slower melodies. One thing that is certain is the passion and neverending desire for performing and creating lively musical masterpieces that stir the soul and twist the hips. Though primarily a recording for Latin music fans, Las vueltas que da la vida also evokes a Spainish musical component. However, the album is not very long in running-time (approx. 42 minutes), but it won't hurt to play the album over and over. A danceable collection of songs!
Much rain has fallen since the days when he was the singer and lead guitarist in a mod band appearing on National TV in Spain. Since then, Daniel Cros has followed a trajectory that has been seduced progressively by pop, jazz and Latin rhythms, now he has brought all these genres together into one unique style...
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El Correo de Andalucía
El cantante barcelonés Daniel Cros estará hoy a las 19.00 horas en la FNAC para actuar en un directo íntimo junto a los fans que acudan a comprar su último álbum: Las vueltas que da la vida (Rosazul)
Cultura Sur, guía de ocio y cultura
Ya en su quinta producción discográfica Daniel Cros sigue sorprendiéndonos con su estilo musical propio que va desde el pop al jazz haciendo guiños a los ritmos caribeños, seduciendo al público con formas musicales que pasan por el tango o enamorándoles con románticos boleros. "Las vueltas que da la vida" cuenta en doce canciones parte de la historia musical de Daniel Cros, sus vivencias en la Habana, sus borradores en California, sus encuentros con La Trova; en fin, todos esos grandes momentos de aprendizaje y sensibilización artística que hacen que este cantautor nos dejé con la
inquietud de escucharle. El artista oriundo de Barcelona viene a compartir con nosotros en nuestro Fórum,bajo un brazo su guitarra, bajo el otro su laúd, y en su alma todas las ganas de hacer de esta cita un agradable encuentro.