Artist: Walter Gorra
Album: In Due Time
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Adentro Y Afuera
’till Next Time
The Things I’ve Been Given
Rumba Pa’ Senen
Good things take time. In Due Time is a case in point. The album was recorded while I finished a master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, and completed while I began a second graduate degree in jazz composition at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Between moving across the country and beginning to establish myself as a young professional, releasing the album took time – over two years’ worth. And yet, here is the finished product, and I am very happy to finally share this deeply personal music.
Special thanks are due to my band – my musical brothers – Greg Harris, Gonzalo Teppa, Manny Lopez and Josh Quinlan for giving my music so much life, and for their encouragement and selflessness. Aside from their incredible musicianship, they are some of my best friends, and I am honored to have them on this project. Heartfelt gratitude is also expressed to the Pathways to Jazz organization for their belief in my album and their contribution to its completion. In addition, Arturo Gomez and the fine individuals at KUVO 89.3 FM have supported me and my music since the beginning, and I can’t thank them enough for their support. Mighty Fine Productions, Michael Richmond Photography and Zapp Designs all deserve the highest praise for their work on this project. And finally, this album could not have been possible without the support of my family, and especially that of my mother. I have been blessed with an incredible family and am so grateful for their hand in my musical journey.
In Due Time is a tribute to the wonderful individuals that have contributed so much to my development as a pianist, composer, and person. Coming up in the state of Colorado, I was fortunate to have been surrounded by so many supportive musicians and non-musicians alike. Friends and family – this work is for you. The album features seven of my original compositions and one Cuban bolero. I hope that you enjoy the music, and that it brings you a small piece of joy to your life.