Yosvany Terry and Paul S. Flores

We Have Ire Original Cast Recording (Ire Records)

Since his arrival in New York in 1999, Cuban saxophonist, percussionist, composer Yosvany Terry has been making a difference in contemporary music. His innovative work, a unique confluence of Cuban roots music and jazz. He recently received the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Commission for Noches de Parranda and the Harlem Stage commission to write the music for the opera Makandal. His albums include the Grammy Nominated New Throned King, Today’s Opinion, Ancestral Memories, and We Have Iré Original Cast Recording.

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Personnel

SESSION MUSICIANS |

Yosvany Terry and his quartet

Javi Santiago
Mark Whitfield Jr.
Matt Brewer

ORIGINAL CAST IN SELECTED MONOLOGUES |

Paul S. Flores
DJ Leydis
Christin Cato
Denmis Bain
Ramón Ramos Alayo
Special guest, Xiomara Laugart

Track Listing

  1. 01 - Musical Abstractions “Christian’s Departure”
  2. Lyrics by Paul S. Flores
  3. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  4. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  5. Poem performed by Paul S. Flores
  6. 02 – Thinking in Camagüey
  7. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  8. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  9. 03 - My Mother Yemayá
  10. Lyrics by Paul S. Flores / Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  11. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  12. Vocals Xiomara Laugart
  13. 04 - The Idea of Harlem
  14. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  15. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  16. 05 - La Luz Redentora “Canto Spiritual”
  17. Folklore. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  18. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  19. Vocals Xiomara Laugart
  20. 06 - No Arguments
  21. Composition by Yosvany Terry
  22. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  23. Monologue performed by Denmis Bain
  24. 07 - Oduduwa Pilgrimage
  25. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  26. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  27. 08 – Tumbao Wambari
  28. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  29. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  30. Chekeré played by Yosany Terry
  31. 09 – Separated by the Sea “Lost in the Middle of the Ocean”
  32. Lyrics by Paul S. Flores / Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  33. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  34. Monologue performed by Christin Cato and DJ Leydis
  35. 10 – Monchi
  36. Lyrics by Paul S. Flores
  37. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  38. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer
  39. Monologue performed by Ramón Ramos Alayo with chorus vocals Xiomara Laugart and ensemble
  40. 11 - Se Busca
  41. Lyrics by Paul S. Flores, beat producer J.D. Asere, chorus by Obsesión
  42. Rap performed by Christin Cato, Paul S. Flores, and Denmis Bain
  43. 12 - Subversive
  44. Musical Composition by Yosvany Terry
  45. Performed by Yosvany Terry, Javi Santiago, Mark Whitfield Jr., and Matt Brewer

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