Written and recorded at different locations in the city, this e.p. started its life as demo recordings for future projects(one of which is a new kickstarter funded album featuring my group, El Conjunto).
I virtually tracked everything in my bedroom with the exception of the drum tracks and in some cases, the horns(courtesy of the fella's). There are many songs that didn't make the process this time but they will resurface in a different form on the Conjunto album.
This small offering is a celebration of music, culture, and friendship. I am thankful to all the musicians who contributed their time and efforts to this collection.
I hope the listeners will give it a few spins and meditate on the sounds, words, and vibe we humbly offer to share with you. thanks for listening-D.Q.
released April 1, 2011
"Happy Accidents" 5 song E.P.
recorded 2009-2010 at 829 Union St., Brooklyn, N.Y, Complete Music Studios,Brooklyn, N.Y., Flood Studios,Brooklyn, N.Y.
recorded/engineered and produced by Damian Quinones
"Daddy Legs" and "Annabelle" with Greg Richardson & Dan Laureano
mixed by Dan Laureano
Mastered by Rick Rowe
original cover photo by Damian Quinones
All songs written, performed, and arranged
by Damian Quinones:vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, lap steel guitar, bass, electric piano, percussion, cuatro, glockenspiel, melodica
horns arranged w Gregorio Hernandez, Geoffrey Hull, and Brian Baker
Greg Richardson: Bass and Percussion on "Daddy Legs"
Gregorio Hernandez:Trombone on "Daddy Legs", "Annabelle"
Brian Higbie:Percussion on , "Daddy legs", "Annabelle"
Brian Baker:Trumpet on "Daddy legs"
Geoffrey Hull:Trumpet on "Daddy legs", "Annabelle"
Patrick McIntyre:Drums on "Arecibo", "Tesla's love Machine", "Annabelle"
Seth Johnson:Drums on "Life in the doghouse"
Eric Fraser:Bansuri flute on "Daddy Legs"
Brian Glashow:Percussion on "Daddy legs"
Special thanks to: Amanda Simson, Heliana Mezzabolta Higbie, Joy Mfume, Dan Laureano, Greg Richardson, El Conjunto, Justin Mound, Diana Whitten, Alexis McDonald, and Katy Scoggin
Akin to a mix tape made from his uncle's old vinyl collection, Damian Quiñones and his band "El Conjunto" are sonically
funky, expansive and colorful. The horn driven band percolates with percussion and a twin guitar attack that brings the all original set alive with flavor and gusto....more