A transformative moment in guitarist Juanma Trujillo’s life is captured on his latest record Ímpetu. Inspired by the passing of both his grandfather’s, Ímpetu, which translates to impetus, honors the strength of both men. Trujillo provides a glimpse of this spell-binding release in his new video, “Llanto” which offers a delicate and reflective mood as the final track on the album.
“It’s a tuneful melody that somewhat resembles tonadas from the plains in my country, both of my grandfathers loved those kinds of melodies. I knew that Hery would bring a really strong approach to it on the flute because he’s really familiar with that kind of material. The video by Kenneth Jimenez, filmed in Costa Rica following Mr. Flores around his rural town encapsulates the themes I wanted to bring forth in the music”,” Trujillo reflects.
Ímpetu features a potent narrative component that’s almost cinematic in scope, while at the same time showcasing the work of a seasoned ensemble that can address myriad aesthetics without losing its identity. Trujillo is joined by saxophonist Hery Paz, pianist Santiago Leibson and drummer Robin Baytas on his mesmerizing suite of original music.