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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cancion De Los Callos (3:48)
2. Crisalida (4:51)
3. Como Un Mensaje (4:15)
4. Te Quiero Para... (4:29)
5. Otro Muerto (4:31)
6. A Medio Vivir (5:11)
7. Elastica (5:15)
8. Punto Aparte (4:00)
9. Mas Elastica (1:10)
10. Vaina De Aqui (6:16)
11. Va A Llover... (10:05)
12. Cancion De Lulu (4:25)

Total Time 58:16

Line-up / Musicians

- Jonatan Piña Duluc / vocals, guitar, keyboards, saxophones
- Kilvin Peña / bass, vocals
- Pablo Peña / drums, vocals
Gues musicians:
- Iván Baptista / guitar (11)
- Eliezer Ramírez / percussion
- Miguel Andrés Tejeda / organ (3)
- Patricio Bonilla / trombone (4, 7)
- Jorge Luis Mateo / trumpet (4, 7)
- Johandy Ureña / drums (5)
- Willy Cruz / french horn (7)
- Ivanova Casimiro / violin (7)
- Raymond Félix / cello (7)

Releases information

Release date: September 2007
Label: Self released
Format: CD & Digital

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Review by ProgShine
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4 stars El Trio is a Jazz Rock/Prog trio from Dominican Republic. The band is formed by Jonatan Piña Duluc (vocals, guitars and saxophones), Kilrin Peña (bass) and Johandy Ureña (drums).

Siempre Que Hay Un Corazón... (Whenever there is a heart) is their first album and it was self released on 2007.

For me is amazing to listen to a band like El Trio and to realize that superb music doesn't need to come from USA or England. In fact I know that, but to be reassured of that is always good. It's also amazing to me how good the band was for a first recording, giving that they took 2 years to complete the recordings this just goes to show. Also, the overal quality of the recording is top notch!

I don't like the term Latin Jazz, I think it is useless as a tag for music, but I cannot deny the fact that El Trio has Latin moments. If in one side they can be very edgy and Rock like in 'Crisálida' on the very next track the Latin flavour appears in 'Como Un Mensaje' and also on the mix of Jazz and Latin music of 'Otro Muerto'.

Overall an amazing debut album and you can take a look on their Bandcamp page to prove:

Review by kev rowland
3 stars El Trio is a jazz rock fusion trio from Dominican Republic, formed in 2003 by Jonatan Pi'a Duluc (vocals, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, producer), Kilvin Pe'a (bass, backing vocals) and Pablo Pe'a (drums, backing vocals). 'Siempre Que Hay Un Coraz'n...' (Whenever there is a heart) was their debut album, original released in 2007 and now digitally reissued in 2017 by Progshine Records. As far as I'm aware, this is the first band I have heard from the Dominican Republic, but music really doesn't have any boundaries, and this in Jonatan they have a quite outstanding guitarist, who can shred with the best of them.

It is obvious that Kilvin is playing a fretless bass, which allows for some real warmth and depth, while his relationship with Pablo is incredibly strong. For me the songs that really work are those without such a high South American feel to them, as these move more to the mainstream. Also, Jonatan is an okay singer, but nothing more than that and I personally would have liked to have heard more passages where he is leading proceedings with his sterling guitarwork. Given that this was a self-release the production is strong, and I can see why Progshine Records have decided to make this available once again.

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