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"Mexico Improv Scene"

Los Dorados debut album: “a brilliant and significant proposal for the future of Mexican music” - WIRE magazine

"Ten best Latin albums of 2006"

Los Dorados, Shakira, Gustavo Cerati, all sharing this category (best ten Latin Albums of 2006) - RollingStone Magazine (Mexico)

"Most memorable music of 2006"

Los Dorados as one of the best things happening in music in Mexico City this year... - Sonika Magazine (Mexico)

"Turbulencia CD review"

The genre-bending nature of jazz in the 21st-century may present problems for music industry executives, but for the listening public the multi-cultural elements found in much of today’s improvised music brings forth sounds that are fresh and invigorating. The Mexican quartet Los Dorados seem to epitomize the exciting boundary stretching going on in modern jazz. On the self-produced Turbulencia, saxophonist Daniel Zlotnik, guitarist Demian Galvez, bassist Carlos Maldonado and drummer Rodrigo Barbosa draw from a diverse well of influence, ranging from straight-ahead jazz, driving rock and native Mexican music.

The disc’s eight original pieces are well conceived sound excursions with heavy improvising and thought out transitions connecting varying textural backdrops. The title track and “Cancion Muda” have a loose, twangy feel, reminiscent of guitar innovators Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot. Galvez brings a charged up rock guitar edge to the proceedings, especially on progressive rock anthems “Union Laguna” and “Pez Gordo.” The latter features inventive solo excursions and unusual effects. A compositional highlight of the session is the highly eclectic “Ruta Dorada,” a happy-go-lucky theme that quickly turns into an all out exploration of sound crunching.

Turbulencia is an exciting release, full of musical surprises and worthy of repeated listening. Los Dorados is a brave ensemble who takes chances and succeeds.
- Jazzreviews.com


---- Vientos del Norte (2004) ---

The band´s first record Vientos del Norte (2004), with a clear tendency towards contemporary jazz and its offering of a sonic tribute to the Mexican desert was well received in the national music scene. Both press and specialised critics agreed in their praise for Los Dorados debut album: “a brilliant and significant proposal for the future of Mexican music” (WIRE magazine).

--- Turbulencia (2006) ---
With Turbulencia (2006), the band embarked into an intrepid musical exploration tinted with dynamic roars. Incorporating the use of electronic resources as well as elements borrowed from rock and noise more formally than ever, the album made it into the “Ten best Latin albums of 2006” according to Rolling Stone (Mexico), into the “Most memorable music of 2006” list compiled by Sonika magazine, and into the “Year´s Most Relevant Music” list compiled for 2006 by Chilango magazine.

--- Incendio (2008) Featuring Cuong Vu ---
In April 2008, Los Dorados bring to life Incendio, their most recent production, which is coloured by the vietnamese-american trumpet of Cuong Vu. Vu has built a reputation of his own after collaborating in diverse projects, among others those of David Bowie, Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson, and Cibo Matto, in addition to his own band. Incendio is a co-production of FONCA (National Fund for Arts and Culture), Mexico and Intolerancia records. The CD includes a documentary about just how Los Dorados create music, their rehearsals, fragments of their live performances and interviews with band members and producers.

All Los Dorados CDs are available in iTunes (USA, Europe, Japan and Australia), Emusic, Sony Connect, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3



The band was born with the XXI century; its members initially gathered together by a common interest in musical exploration where improvisation plays a leading role and musical spontaneity is the main creative engine, where the edges of genres and styles are so stretched out that they become blurred and give way to an electrifying energy that permeates their live performances. The inevitable vitality of such a statement is behind Los Dorados organic and evolutionary proposal.
The resulting “sonido dorado” (dorados sound) can only become framed by the listener´s imagination.

In 2006 and 2007, Los Dorados performed in some of the most important music festivals throughout Mexico, alongside musicians like Dave Douglas, Tower of Power, George Benson, Marcus Miller, Dennis Chambers, McCoy Tyner, Joshua Redman, David Liebman, David Sanborn, Al Jarreu, Wallace Rodney, Spiro Gira, Yellow Jackets, Screaming Headless Torsos, among others.