Press CD Blues for Yemayá

by Lotz Of Music In Havana
(Cuban Roots)

Music and show &, The Netherlands
“Blues for Yemayá should be looked at as the most successful multicultural project of the nineties.”

Nieuwsblad v.h. Noorden, The Netherlands
“The funny thing is: Lotz has nothing to do with the son revival going three or even four steps beyond it!”

Jazz Nu, The Netherlands
“This music combines the passion of religious chants, the authentic swing of caribean tradition and the masculine solidity of jazz with the authentic attraction of the mix of that whole.”

 Algemeen Dagblad, The Netherlands
“A treasure of study material!”

BN, The Netherlands
“The result of that musical combinations is of wonderful beauty.”

Jazz Review, USA
“True fans of Afro-Cuban jazz and folk music will love this CD! Recommended to students of Afro-Cuban folklore and music.”

Fluit, The Netherlands
“The exciting and surprising musical discoveries dominate throughout this remarkable project.”

 NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
“Lotz ingeniously succeeds in constructing two different musical traditions into one new unity.”

Pan, UK
“The concept sounds as natural as birdsong.”

Fly Global Music Culture, UK
“Accomplished and fascinating album.”

Goois Nieuwsblad, Jan Rensen, The Netherlands
“A pearl in my collection.”

Mark Corrales,, USA
“The CDs by Mark Alban Lotz are the best examples I’ve heard of successfully blending bata drums with non-Latin music. I highly recommend them.”

Big Band, The Netherlands
“Without a doubt the best dutch production of traditional Afro Cuban music ever.”

 Pleasure, The Netherlands
“A wonderful album!”

Oye Listen, The Netherlands
“The jazz harmonies and rythms enrich the songs, adding intriguing new dimensions.”