ALBUM PICK OF THE MONTH
Sessionista Aiza Seguerra pays tribute to Composer Conductor Maestro Ryan Cayabyab by releasing a new album under Universal Records (her first under the label) titled Mga Awit ni Maestry Ryan.
I got the chance to listen to all the tracks in the album and I couldn't help but become emotional. Imagine listening to classic songs in a mesmerizing voice sang by no less my favorite Aiza Seguerra.
Years ago, Universal Records gathered the biggest rock acts to pay tribute to the APO Hiking Society in the album “Kami NApo Muna.” This was followed by Ogie Alcasid’s tribute to George Canseco (“Ngayon At Kailanman”) and Christian Bautista’s tribute to Jose Mari Chan (“Romance Revisited”).
The album, composed of some of the most-loved Ryan Cayabyab compositions, also features Mr. Cayabyab playing the piano for the single “Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka.”
“Napaka-special ng album nito kasi binigyan ko ng sarili kong take ang pinakasikat na compositions ni Mr. Ryan Cayabyab,” says Aiza. “Ang sarap ka-trabaho niya kasi maski Maestro na siya, he listens to my inputs.”
Aiza also shares that the people working on the album prefer the execution to be very “organic.”
When asked about some of the realizations the singer had during the recording of the album, Aiza shared, “his songs are very familiar, but if you get technical about it, like when you are already recording, ang hirap pala kasi komplikado ang mga notes niya.”
The album also includes “Araw Gabi,” “Minsan Ang Minahal Ay Ako,” “Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika,” “Kahit Ika’y Isang Panaginip Lamang,” “Paano Na Kaya,” “Tunay Na Ligaya,” “Iduyan Mo,” among others.
2.”Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka”
3.”How Can I”
4.”Kahit Ika’y Panaginip Lang”
5.”Paano na Kaya”
6.”Can This be Love”
8.”Limang Dipang Tao”
11.”Minsan Ang Minahal ay Ako”
12.”Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika”
To those of you who wants to have a preview of the album, here you go!