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Espirito

Lawson Rollins

Espirito

...multicultural music
INF-204 (Infinita)
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Track Time Listen
1
Rumba del Sol

Rumba del Sol

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:33 Play $1.70
2
Moonlight Samba

Moonlight Samba

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
05:38 Play $3.40
3
Havana Heat

Havana Heat

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:16 Play $1.70
4
Café La Martinique

Café La Martinique

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
06:09 Play $3.40
5
Return to Rio

Return to Rio

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:50 Play $1.70
6
Blue Mountain Bolero

Blue Mountain Bolero

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:38 Play $1.70
7
Santa Lucia Waltz

Santa Lucia Waltz

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:32 Play $1.70
8
Espirito

Espirito

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
05:45 Play $3.40
9
Cape Town Sky

Cape Town Sky

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
06:05 Play $3.40
10
Footprints

Footprints

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
02:28 Play $1.70
11
Migration

Migration

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
06:45 Play $3.40
12
Shadowland

Shadowland

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
06:35 Play $3.40
13
Into the Light

Into the Light

Composer Lawson Rollins
Soloist Lawson Rollins
04:20 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 67 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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Espirito, the Portuguese word for spirit, picks up where Rollins' debut album, Infinita, left off.  On this recording, passion, prodigious technique, art and elements of culture from around the world unite on Espirito.  Rollins & company freely mined culturally vibrant locales such as Spain, Brazil, Cuba, Persia, Afghanistan, and India, and doused with splashes of American pop.

Download includes - cover art, booklet

Produced by Lawson Rollins, Shahin Shahida and Dominic Camardella

Rollins set the bar high on Infinita, but his lofty goal with Espirito was to surpass the first disc by stretching further beyond his comfort zone while elevating the performances, songwriting, cultural exchanges, production and fidelity on the record. While the album showcases extraordinary musicianship, scholarly composition, and an around-theworld alchemy of culture, Rollins has a humble way of never overwhelming the music. By setting a variety of accessible moods, such as infectious dance rhythms bursting with joy, somber ballads that stir emotion and provoke thought, love songs that embrace and ignite imagination, and intricate pieces that stimulate adventure, intrigue and mystery, the guitarist provides an inviting passport to a musical journey that promises to captivate, romance and entertain.

Technical Notes on the Recording of Espirito:

On Espirito, Lawson's guitars were recorded by Dominic Camardella using a Klaus Heyne modified Neumann U87 and an older AKG 414EB run through two vintage Neve 1064 mic preamps directly into a ProTools 192-HD interface and recorded at 88.2kHz sample rate and 24 bit resolution. No compression of the guitars was used during the recording phase. Mixing was accomplished using a hybrid digital/analog method, where certain sound shaping and EQ was achieved using plug-ins by Waves and Sonnox in PT-HD. Multi-tracks were outputed for blending and analog processing into the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 high resolution analog mixing console. The output of the Neve summing buss was then sent directly into a TubeTech SMC-2B whose output was recorded to a vintage ATR102 half inch stereo tape machine running at 30ips with Dolby SR Noise Reduction onto Michael Spitz's Analog Tape Formulation (ATR Services) for maximum fidelity with minimum noise and distortion. Bernie Grundman personally mastered the album.

Watch this interesting video from engineer Dom Camardella explaining the new state-of-the-art Rupert Neve 5088 mixing console used for Espirito on YouTube.

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