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    1. Alcanza Suite: I. Vida Absurda y Bella 05:43 video
    2. Alcanza Suite: II. Marea Baja 06:35
    3. Alcanza Suite: III. Verla 03:21
    4. La Voz De Un Piano (Fabian Almazan) 02:11
    5. Alcanza Suite: IV. Mas (feat. Camila Meza) 03:50
    6. Alcanza Suite: V. Tribu T9 05:46
    7. La Voz De Un Bajo (Linda May Han Oh) 02:16
    8. Alcanza Suite: VI. Cazador Antiguo 05:56
    9. La Voz De La Percusión (Henry Cole) 01:05
    10. Alcanza Suite: VII. Pater Familias 08:39 video
    11. Alcanza Suite: VIII. Este Lugar 09:18
    12. Alcanza Suite: IX. Marea Alta 04:51

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“Alcanza (Spanish for “reach”) is a nine movement suite of music that deals with those brief moments in our lives in which within a blink of an eye, everything changes- or at least gives us a remarkable new perception of our condition. It also deals with the process of finding our own path as we go from childhood into adulthood; reflecting the beauty, frustrations and paradoxes of modern-day life and not giving up on reaching for everything in life that brings us joy and love.” -Fabian Almazan

“Alcanza” by Fabian Almazan has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2014 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

“Alcanza es una pieza de nueve movimientos que se enfoca en esos breves momentos de nuestras vidas en los cuales una fracción de un segundo lo cambia todo - o al menos nos da una percepción nueva sobre nuestra condición en este mundo. También trata sobre el proceso de encontrar nuestro propio camino a medida que pasamos de la infancia a la adultez… reflejando la belleza, frustraciones y paradojas de la vida moderna y no renunciar a alcanzar todo en la vida que nos trae alegría y amor.“ -Fabian Almazan


released June 2, 2017

All music and lyrics on this album were composed, arranged and translated by Fabian Almazan.

Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City
on February 14 & 15, 2016

Engineered by Tyler McDiarmid
Assistant Engineer): Thom Beemer
Mixed by David Darlington
Mastered by Dave Kutch at the Mastering Palace
Mixing Prep and Transferring: Frank Wolf


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Fabian Almazan New York, New York

Born in Cuba, raised in Miami, living in Harlem. Pianist, composer, film composer, nature lover & electronic music stuff manipulator.
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Track Name: Alcanza Suite: I. Vida Absurda y Bella
Lyrics in Spanish:

haz las preguntas 
rompe tu preludio y
di - me
como es que yo soy
del origen de esa
gran explosión

vive esta vida

Tan absurda y bella
haz las preguntas

rompe tu preludio y
abre los ojos

haz las preguntas

Respirando el mundo
Vive esta vida
tan absurda, bella y
bre - ve
Entre los sueños es que
un amor que nos exige

English Title: Absurd and Beautiful Life

ask every question,
tear apart your prelude,
tell - me
how it is that I
came to be from such a
grand burst of light.

live up this life,

so absurd and awesome.
ask every question.

break apart your prelude,
open your eyes,

Asking all the questions,

Breathing in this world,
Live up this life,
so absurd, so great so
short - lived.
Between our dreams is when we
that great love that asks us all to
live now.
Track Name: Alcanza Suite: II. Marea Baja
Cuando el día se alejó,
la noche se acercó con luz.

Luz, de estrellas sobre el mar,
colgando de una realidad.

En el silencio trato de escuchar,
de no llorar.
Yo ví un paisaje sin final,
mi alma terrenal
se fue evaporando hacia allá

English Title: Low tide

When the sunlight disappeared,
the night appeared and brought her light.

Light, from stars above the sea,
that hung from some reality.

Inside this silence, there, I tried to hear,
held back the tears.
My eyes saw beauty with no end,
this body that is mine
evaporated softly into that sky
Track Name: Alcanza Suite: IV. Mas (feat. Camila Meza)
Ya no puedo mas.
Debe haber algo
que no se encontrar
Me duele dudar
quiero creer que hay mas.
Algo profundo.
algo especial.

Algo precioso
que puedo abrazar
Un sueño real,
quiero creer
que hay más
yo les pregunto

¿somos maquinas?
¿o somos almas?
¿hechas para amar?
exijo vivir
basta tener que esperar
siento una urgencia

Que me va a matar
si yo no canto
con honestidad
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
que quiero buscar, quiero encontrar,
algo mas.

English Title Translation: More

I just can’t go on,
There must be something,
that I haven’t found.
It pains me to doubt,
I must believe that there’s more.
Something that’s earnest,
something meaningful,

A precious something
to receive this hug.
A dream that is real,
I must believe
that there’s more
And so I ask you

are we just machines?
or are we spirits?
built to love and live?
I must live this life,
tired of waiting for more.
This burning calling

Will destroy my heart,
If I don’t sing this
all in honesty,
where is it found? I have to search…
where is it found? I have to search…
where is it found? I have to search…
where is it found? I have to search…
where is it found? I have to search…
where is it found? I have to find…
something more.
Track Name: Alcanza Suite: VIII. Este Lugar
Mirando de un valle lejano
vi esos cuerpos,
sin hogar.

Los hombres frotaban sus ojos,
en silencio,
sin saber a quien rezar.

Llegando a este lugar,
donde hay que enfrentar
tener que renacer.

Cansados de sus migraciones
casi muertos
no se dejan separar.

Luchando hasta el final
un árbol que aguantar
Eterna soledad

Después que esos seres se fueron,
en la noche,
vi a este valle despertar,
vi a plantas caminar,
y un árbol fue a rezar,
cantaba a este lugar, así…

English Title: This Place

I saw from this plain, distant valley,
all those those bodies,
all displaced,
without a home.

The men rubbed their eyes,
in stark silence,
didn’t know to who to pray.

Arriving at this place,
where one must find the strength
to face being born again.

Exhausted from endless migrations,
death in plain sight,
all had failed to split them apart.

They fought until the end
hands grasping onto trees,
Eternally forlorn

And once all those beings took to leaving,
in the night time,
then that valley soon awoke,
I saw plants stood and walked,
the old tree kneeled and prayed,
her song was for this place, like this….

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