"Having the opportunity to compose and arrange my own music is a real blessing to me. In 2012, I composed "La Tierra" originally as a classical solo piano piece, and later in 2017 when I started working on my debut album, Latin Pulse, I decided to arrange it bringing in more instruments and adding Bambuco rhythms, authentic from the Colombian folklore. All the other 8 tunes were composed and arranged over the Summer of 2017. Two of the first pieces that I wrote were "Tonight" and "Morning Prayer". They came to me as influences from the African American culture that inspired me during the last few years of my life. In 2008, I had the opportunity to experience the culture and the great diversity that characterizes the people from New Orleans. Other life experiences influenced my album; for instance, while I performed at various churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and while I dedicated my time to educating younger generations loving music, I decided to compose original music using a different set of techniques for the horn harmonization, and a combination of time signatures and structures for each one of the tunes. My goal and musical plan for composing was to set up a unique mood for each piece while maintaining the intensity and high energy throughout the album. Enjoying a constant beat and listening from start to finish will raise your own Latin Pulse!"- Angy Estrada.
Angy Estrada released her first Latin Jazz album, Latin Pulse on November 17th, 2017. She integrates an authentic sound in Jazz while preserving a glimpse of classical artistry. Her original Latin Jazz compositions innovate each tune providing a taste of other genres like Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Bossa, Spanish Music and the Latin American Folklore. Certainly, the listener can enjoy an array of cultural diversity and Jazz improvisation.