Over 20 years of experience in composition, piano and arrangements for orchrestra, bands and groups like strings, brasses, winds and vocals. Offering recording sessions of all kind of keyboards and piano, specially with jazzy vibes, and electric bass in the way of James Jamerson of Motown.
Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Luciano studied composition at UNLP Argentina. He specialized in piano, arrangements and instrumental composition. He worked as pianist in salsa, latin jazz and jazz projects around all latin America. He made arranges for several artists, like Peteco Carabajal, for whom he made symphonic arrangements. He has performed on stages in most countries in South and Central America. He was screenwriter and video clip director for the band Caeté Raiz, where he also participates as a bassist and composer.
He currently lives in Brazil, working as a composer, piano, and bass player, and producer. In 2021 he start developing he's solo project of piano music as Luciano Menderete, wich will made he's first release on july.
Arrangements for orquestra, Bands and instrument groups like Brass section, Strings and Vocals. Any style. I deliver sheets and audio of each instrument and all the group together.
Instrumental composition for ambients and soundtrack
Remote Recording sessions of piano, bass and keyboard tracks for all kind of music projects. I deliver audio track recorded in 24 bit/48 khz, stereo or mono.
Piano and Keys: with software instruments of Arturia.
Electric Bass: Ivanez BTB 5 strings, active.
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Interview with Luciano Alonso
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: To think the musician/arranger have to know what the costumer are thinking without having a talk about that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can I hear your music? what idea do you have about what I can add to your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk with the provider the most you can, be clear about your ideas. Feel if you are in ressonance with his proposals
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic Bass, some drum, a flute and a knife
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've composed and playes instrument since I was a child. I have participated in a lot of projet around Latin America. Salsa, jazz, afrobeat, etc, etc. What I like the most is project wich create their own music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, happy, deep.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Robert Glasper, because I like his grooves
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: don't follow patterns, be present, creative and alive in each simple sound
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Pop, Soul, Afrobeat, Salsa, Soundtrack, Orquestral, Sinphonic, New Age, Piano solo, Funk, Ambient, Brazilian, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To make arrangements and to play bass and piano
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What it need to soun better within the artist concept.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1 Listen and understanding the costumer, wich idea he has? wich concept? wich message? 2 Add that things that concept needs to be completed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro, Arturia software, Yamaha controler, Bass Ivanez BTB 5 stings.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Camille, bobby Mc Ferrim, Beatles, Carlos Malta, Laura Mvula, Jacob Coolier, Kokoroko, Dangelo, Juana Molina, Mono Fontana, Hernan Jacinto, and thousands of others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arrangements, piano and bass traks