Territories of Representation
Volcan trio feat. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, Armando Gola.
Volcan Trio, an all-star group featuring the prodigious talents of Jose Armando Gola, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage. With over 150 albums between them as leaders and side-men, these highly revered musicians have joined forces to our delight.
The volcano incorporates the four elements of nature, Earth, Air, Wind and Fire. Looming large and at times ominously over otherwise unremarkable landscapes, the volcano reminds us of the goals we aspire to, the ensuing journey and the value of the climb to the summit.
A well decorated and accomplished group of musician, they were brought togheter as sideman in 2012 a recording session supporting a ypung German guitarist. It had been severale years since they played together, but never as a group. For Gonzalo and El Negro in particular, this was the first time since Groupo Projecto in the ’80’s that the two men had played together. “By end of the first day, – said Gary Galimidi – “it was clear to me that something special was happening here”.