ALFREDO TRIFF
21 BROKEN MELODIES AT ONCE

XIOMARA LOUGART,  ANDY GONZALEZ,  ROBBIE AMEEN, El NEGRO HORACIO HERNANDEZ, YOSVANY TERRY CABRERA, ROM└ N DIAZ, ALFREDO TRIFF, KIP HANRAHAN

Skies North; Club Casino de la Playa; After New York; Sitiera;  Ambiente pa 'ti; 1:48; La distancia entre los dos; Mindtrances; Bolero para las Memorias; Stars over Mariel; Lilia's Photo;  3-2;  Canción rara;  Waiting for the Stars;  Front and Back;  Esa noche en la playa; Las cosas te vienen encima; Besame Mucho; Como flotas; Distant Shore Dreams; Russian Pampas

produced by Kip Hanrahan and Alfredo Triff with Ral Murciano Jr. and Zlatan Nikolic
recorded July 2000
AMCL 1023
"Sensation!  ...The most audacious Cuban album of the decade.  Deconstructed arrangements, risky compositions, mutated claves, unhinged improvisations... Pure Son, and sensual and passionate.  Music that's given itself the pleasure of transgressing.  Beautiful.  Free."
- Francisco Cruz, Le Monde de Musique (France)

"these are broken melodies united by the deep Cuban percussion and the delicious, enchanting voice of Xiomara Lougart...  ...You leave this record,  simply carried away by this music of indescribable melancholy and beauty..."
-Pierre Jean Crittin, Vibrations (France)

"A unique visionary.  ...And the voice of Xiomara Laugart═  here can tenderly melt the strongest resistance..."
-Franck Bergerot, Jazzman (France)