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  • Cuerdas de Corazón (Homenaje a Arturo Bermudez): Album Honoring a Legend

    Posted by José Valentino Ruiz on July 15, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Introducing “Cuerdas de Corazón (Homenaje an Arturo Bermudez)” by José Valentino, the 2023 Global Music® Award Winning album––Outstanding Achievement® Award as Instrumentalist––that dances with the spirit and legacy of the late Arturo Bermudez. Within its heartfelt melodies, we find a profound tribute to a beloved mentor, Arturo, who left an indelible mark on the world.

    Through his masterful bass playing, Arturo enchanted listeners worldwide, often without them knowing it was his genius behind their favorite songs. His influence reached far beyond music, touching countless lives with his ability to uplift and inspire. In this album, José Valentino honors the enduring impact of Arturo, forever etching his legacy in our hearts.

    Arturo, a gentle giant and Puerto Rico’s finest, was more than just a bass player to José and his father. He symbolized resilience, wisdom, and unwavering faith. Arturo’s teachings enriched their understanding of music and his presence brought immeasurable joy and camaraderie.

    A true peacemaker, Arturo had the remarkable gift of diffusing tension and filling every room with laughter. His infectious humor and gift for storytelling were legendary, leaving a trail of joy in his wake. Despite his immense talent, Arturo remained humble, preferring to let others shine.

    During his battle with illness, Arturo gifted José with a final treasure: recordings that captured his unparalleled talent and artistic brilliance. Despite pain and adversity, Arturo’s commitment to music never wavered. The album carries the essence of his spirit and serves as a testament to his enduring legacy.

    In a serendipitous moment during the recording process, Arturo had a heartfelt conversation with one of his favorite bass players, John Patitucci, underscoring the profound impact he had on fellow musicians. Arturo’s love extended far beyond his music, encompassing his family, friends, and all those he encountered.

    José Valentino’s musical journey was deeply intertwined with Arturo’s guidance and wisdom. From their very first live concert together to sharing the music of their favorite artists, they forged a bond that shaped José’s perspective and fueled his thirst for continuous learning.

    With “Cuerdas de Corazón,” José Valentino listens to Arturo’s contributions to his previous albums with a newfound perspective, embracing moments of both sadness and gratitude. Arturo’s larger-than-life personality and infectious humor will be sorely missed, leaving a void akin to losing a beloved big brother. But in the embrace of Heaven, Arturo can finally find rest and celebration.

    This album is a testament to the profound connection between José and Arturo, transcending language barriers and bringing together a remarkable ensemble of musicians. It weaves a tapestry of love, loss, and eternal gratitude, resonating through the strings of our hearts.

    José Valentino’s multifaceted talents shine throughout the album as he assumes various roles, including bass guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer. Together with Valentin Ruiz as producer, Marcos Sanchez as co-composer of “Set Free,” Wayne Shorter as the composer of “Footprints,” and Carlson Barros as a producer, they create a captivating musical experience.

    “Cuerdas de
    Corazón (Homenaje a Arturo Bermudez)” is a profound homage to a mentor,
    friend, and big brother whose spirit lives on through the beautiful
    melodies and heartfelt performances of José Valentino and his ensemble.
    It invites us to embark on a journey of emotions and gratitude,
    embracing the lasting impact of Arturo’s legacy.


    Jordi Albert replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Jordi Albert

    July 17, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Felicidades maestro.

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