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BEST ARRANGEMENT (Instrumental & Vocal) - "Raices (Ritmo de Negros)" - Yuri Juarez & Jorge Perez-Albela


BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO- "A Mis Padres (Para Gabriela y Jorge)" ft Tim Ray


BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO- "The Mirror" ft Lihi Haruvi

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM (Non Classical) - "THE TIME IS NOW" - Rob Griffin, Peter Kontrimas & Harold LaRue


BEST MUSIC VIDEO - "Shining Star" 

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"This an uplifting, wonderful meshing of jazz and world rhythms with terrific vocals should bring smiles. As Jorge writes in the liners, “Music unites us. Music connects us to the truth.” Take the time to read the lyrics and appreciate the warm messaging conveyed through this music."  - Jim Hynes

​"The Time is Now is everything you want to hear. There are no lags or weak moments. Every track, every note, every beat is meaningful and right on time." ~Travis Rogers, Jr. is The Jazz Owl

" Music to make you think that you don't have to be an egghead to appreciate, there's theme songs here for the new tomorrow. " - Midwest Record


Album Credits

Composed and arranged by  Jorge Perez-Albela, except “Raices” composed by Pepe Vasquez. Arranged by Yuri Juarez and Jorge Perez-Albela

All lyrics by Jorge Perez-Albela, except “Pra Brasil” by Patricia Albela & Jorge Perez-Albela


Sissy Castrogiovanni, voice

Tim Ray, piano, keyboards

Jesse Williams, electric and acoustic bass

Jorge Perez-Albela, drums, cymbals, Peruvian cajon, percussion, voice on “Now is The Time” 


Special Guests:

Lihi Haruvi, soprano sax on “The Mirror”, alto sax on “Hope”

Santiago Paredes, voice on “Raices”, acoustic guitar on “El Reto”

Phil Grenadier, trumpet on “Hope”


Produced by Jorge Perez-Albela

Recorded at PBS Studios, Westwood, Massachusetts, USA on July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2019

Mixed at Acous Tech Studios, Panama City, Panama

Recording engineer, Rob Griffin, Peter Kontrimas

Mixing engineer, Rob Griffin

Mastering engineer, Harold LaRue, Houston, Texas

Sound editing, Sissy Castrogiovanni

Recording studio assistant, Yair Amster

Album cover photography, Zaza Roeder

Photography, Francesco Gargiulli

Song liner notes, Patricia Albela

CD cover design, Monica Perez-Albela, Jorge Perez-Albela and Sissy Castrogiovanni

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