Recorded at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City, Across The Divide
is a song cycle documenting the shared rhythms of Omar Sosa and Tim Eriksen, a New England multi-instrumentalist specializing in native and adopted American musics. The album is a narrative, a tale of musical and spiritual passage, melding and mingling seemingly disparate cultures yet highlighting the musical roots common to us all. Featured within are sampled readings from Langston Hughes, renowned giant of the Harlem Renaissance, whose words add lift to the musical journey.
Produced by Jeff Levenson. Featuring: Omar Sosa, piano, fender rhodes, electronics, samplers, vocals; Tim Eriksen, vocals, banjo, violin; Childo Tomas, electric and electro-acoustic bass guitars, kalimba, chigovia, vocals; Marque Gilmore, acousti-lectric drumz, vocals; Leandro Saint-Hill, soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, flutes, caxixis; David Gilmore, acoustic & electric guitars; Ramon Daz, bat drums, congas, cajn, vocals.
Omar Sosa Winter Tour 2009
Friday, January 16: Theatre Bonlieu; Annecy, FRANCE
Friday, January 30: La Halle aux Grains; Toulouse, FRANCE
Saturday, January 31: Les Arcades; Faches Thumesnil (Lille), FRANCE
Friday, February 20: Hong Kong Arts Festival; Hong Kong Cultural Center; HONG KONG
Friday, March 6: Teatro President; Piacenza, ITALY
Saturday, March 7: Temple du Bas; Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND
Wednesday, March 25*: Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium; Inter-American Development Bank; Washington, DC, USA
Thursday, March 26*: Jazz En Rafale; L'Espace Dell'Arte; Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Friday, March 27*: Flynn Center; Burlington, VT, USA
Saturday, March 28*: BlackRock Center; Germantown, MD, USA
Sunday, March 29*: Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society; Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco), USA
Thursday-Sunday, April 2-5*: Jazz Bakery; Culver City, CA (Los Angeles), USA
Tuesday-Sunday, April 7-12*: Blue Note Jazz Club; Across The Divide CD Release Celebration; Featuring vocalist Tim Eriksen; New York, NY, USA
* = featuring John Santos, percussion; Peter Apfelbaum, saxophones and flutes; Childo Tomas, electric bass.