Sunday, January 29

Travels by Ronald Tomas Nonet

Nowadays, we seldom hear songs that bring us to a different state of true happiness and bliss. There may be thousands of new songs made available for us but only a few percentage have the ability to touch our hearts and souls. When we listen to music, we allow ourselves to de-stress and to feel ultimately relax.


Since I wanted to take a break from the RNB and rock songs, I spent the whole afternoon listening to Ronaldo Tomas Nonet's Travels CD Album. It contains instrumentals that are written and played by a Pinoy Jazz Band. Their music is inspired by the different places in the Philippines and the culture of its people. What I love about Travels is that it is completely different from all the other albums in the Philippine music industry. Listening to the jazz instrumentals played by the band was a liberating experience.

Below is the list of the songs included in the Travels album. Learn more about each composition by reading its details. Discover the musical interpretation of the country's great cities, festivals and cultures by Ronaldo Tomas Nonet.

1. Chili Con Pasyon - A fusion of the Traditional pasyon and a rhythm heard from Chile with jazz harmonies.
2. Pandango Palawan - Based on a Palawan highland melody fused with the argentinian tango and a little bit of the Colombian Cumbia. 
3. Very Early - A cover of one of the most influential jazz pianists Bill Evans.
4. Joselynang Baliwag - A rearrangement of a very old kundiman that was said to be the favorite of the katipuneros which also served as a signal for the revolutionaries to attack and a warning when the spaniards were coming to attack. Mr. Ronald put a drum and bass beat underneath to con temporize it a bit. 
5. Dum Da Dee Dum - A composition of his good friend Aya Yuson. 
6. Duyog Sunrise - Based on a Maguindanao rhythmic pattern interspersed with jazz. 
7. Ground Zero - His rearrangement of the jazz song that won the Katha music awards for the jazz band WDOUJI (Witch Doctors of Underground Jazz Improvisation) back in 2001. 
8. Ramut - A reinterpretation of the rhythmic interlock present on most Northern Luzon highland music. This was one was taken from the Kalinga of Benguet province. 
9. Natutulog Ka Na Ba Sinta? - Originally a HARANA written by the late National Artist Levi Celerio and Santiago Suarez. 
10. Sinulugang Taktak - A jazzified version of the Maguindanao Sinulog.

Sometimes, all we need is to take a break from the usual music we listen to. To learn more about Ronald Tomas Nonet, feel free to follow them on Facebook and check their videos on Youtube. Travels album is available at these places:

  • Lopez Museum Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
  • 70s Bistro 46 Anonas St., Project 2 Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
  • Conspiracy Garden Cafe 59 Visayas Ave., QC (Across Shell Gas Station)
You can also call or text 09392211271 to order for the CD. The band is willing to send it via courier if you are located within Metro Manila. At the same time, they can also meet you. Grab your copy now and enjoy the jazz instrumentals.

17 comments:

  1. Where did you buy this? I want to get a copy. Feeling ko I'll enjoy this CD as well.

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    1. Hello Miss Kathy. I got this for free :) You can purchase this from Ronaldo Tomas Nonet. Just refer to the information provided above. You can text them.

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    2. Hi Kathy,
      The is now available online. Check out this site,
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ronald-Tomas-Nonet/169196716463086?sk=app_2405167945

      You can buy the album at this site also

      http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=ronaldtomasnonet

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  2. I am not in to jazz music but hubby is.Actually,I am fond of listening music but if i want to ,i'd rather listen to County music.

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    1. I listen to music depending on my mood kai :) I also love County music!

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  3. sounds like a fun break from the usual music!

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  4. I haven't heard about them. I might check them out today at YouTube. Thanks for sharing Sis!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Mommy Rubz. Check their videos, nakalink sa taas ang channel nila on YT :)

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  5. i am also a fan of ronald tomas. will definitely recommend this to fellow travel bloggers. i personally like Duyog Sunrise

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    1. Wow! Good to hear that Mr Chino! :) Ganda kasi ng Album niya noh?

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  6. sarap pampatulog ng mga 'to, al!

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  7. Very interesting, Algene. I might check them out when I have more time in my hands. Thanks for the share.

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    1. You can always check their videos ate Lainy :)

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