Jazz To Soothe The Soul
I have been fortunate enough to travel the world while playing and recording music. And, not only do I get to play with my own group, but often I am involved on various projects with other bands and musicians.
I hope this collection of my recordings will serve to soothe your day. Feel free to listen to the tunes as much or as often as you want. All these tunes are from my various albums and are presented in full length. Thank you for listening and supporting my music.
Enjoy a sampling of tunes from my various albums.
Where There's Music, There's Joy!
According To The Critics
Mates AlbumUrcola displays his versatility of sounds and moods as he gets bold and brassy with Cohen on “Elegua” yet can go cool and muted on the Harmon with Dargenton on “Elm.”
Soundances AlbumMany critics compare Diego Urcola's horn style to that of Miles Davis. On "Soundances," Urcola acknowledges his kinship with the late horn great by covering Miles Davis's signature "Blue in Green." But with the button accordion intro and the Argentine musicians under Urcola's direction, "Blue in Green" comes off as a completely new song.
Viva AlbumUrcola's obviously learned a few things listening to Davis, his style indicates a patience with the material. ...tunes that approximate the intimacy of a Miles Davis group, with fidelity to melody, a creeping sense of surprise and expressive solos.
Soundances AlbumUrcola plays with dexterity and strength. He's an orderly musician, and like so many other young jazz players, he's looking far and wide for music that will sum up himself and his generation.
Viva AlbumThe album is smartly conceived and deftly executed. It's a testament not only to his abilities but also to the energy and innovation now flourishing in the realm of Latin Jazz.
Appreciation Album... Urcola is more of a light-footed dancer with a killer punch. He never stops moving, and never telegraphs when the next aggressive rip or upper-register run will land.
Mates AlbumIt is Diego Urcola and his glimmering, brazen horns that add the glorious colours to the music on this date. Mr. Urcola is a true master of tonal shade.