From the recording AGUA BOSQUE
In her new single AGUA BOSQUE ("water forest"), Deborah "La Cocodrila" De La Torre recounts the legend of thunder following the swirling winds which are announcing the fierce rainstorm bringing life, death and rebirth. The track includes instrumental images such as the sound of water drops played by the percussion and bass guitar, various bird calls and hurricane winds played by the piano and flute, the undertone of rumbling of thunder played by the percussion, and the tropical insects and frogs, which are played in staggered rhythms by the horns and percussion, and at the end in live audio captured from La Cocodrila's recent travels.
Agua Bosque (c)2019 was composed, arranged, performed and produced by Deborah "La Cocodrila" De La Torre. Performed with Ron Bland (bass), Thomas A. Blomster (percussion), Dan Leavitt (trumpet), Joe Anderies (flute) and Jeff Craig (trombone). Mixed and recorded by Tyler Hayden and mastered by Justin Davis at Rocky Mountain Recorders in Denver, Colorado. Album cover art by V1films.com.
Deborah "La Cocodrila" De La Torre, a Miami-native, shreds and thrashes on the piano with a jazz-rock Latinx beat. Formerly an accomplished classical performer and composer, she has been performing, writing and teaching around the country and abroad. Blending genres, rhythms and Latinx regional influences in sharp and edgy ways, her aggressive and solid piano playing demonstrates an assertive command of the instrument, granting her the well-deserved nickname “La Cocodrila” (the Lady Crocodile).
Deborah De La Torre has an award-winning music career as a pianist, music composer/arranger, instructor, classical performer, Latina/o art festival founder, documentary film producer and recording artist/producer. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Miami, Florida, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver. She is passionate about Caribbean, Latin American and Spanish/Iberian musicology, and performs under the name of "La Cocodrila" (pronounced "lah-co-co-DREE-lah" - which means "the lady crocodile") on account of her fierce playing style. Her debut instrumental album released October 2018 titled ¡Coño! (But With A Swing) has received great acclaim from popular audiences, commercial critics and Latin Jazz scholars throughout the world.