Sounds Of Space, the title of Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez' debut recording evokes images of science fiction. In truth, it's about a far more personal adventure.
'It's about the space that surrounds us,' he explains. 'In this record I wanted to introduce myself: here are the people, the places and the sounds that have surrounded me, and made me who I am.'
A key player in Rodríguez' extraordinary story is producer Quincy Jones, who co-produced Sounds Of Space with Rodríguez. 'He is very special, and I do not say that easily because I have been surrounded by the best musicians in the world my entire life,' said Jones. 'And he is one of the best.'