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Rayon Peddles His Papers

Victor Contreras’ solo album “Rayon Peddles His Papers” is a collection of guitar solos embedded in songs with diverse rhythmic and harmonic structures. With song writing contributions by fellow artists Rudolfo Rodriguez and Mark Halverson, each song is focused on taking the listener on a series of journeys to vast musical reaches. Having produced, composed, and performed on three albums from the group “Nagual”, Victor expands his composition techniques to new musical styles.

Song samples can be heard on our Music Samples page.  

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Second City

Second City Outside Cover

Second City Inside Cover

With its third independent release “Second City”,  Nagual continues to expand its musical reach. With an emphasis on improvisation, the music on this new release spans a wide range of musical influences yet still maintains a distinct ensemble sound. Led by guitarist/composer Victor Contreras, Nagual members Scott Anderson, Saxophones; Paul Relvas, Bass; Harold Muñiz, Congas; and Ron Ochoa, Drums; and their musical guests, have combined their vast professional musical experience and individual creativity to provide an experience that encourages the listener to transcend into unexplored levels of musical appreciation.  All tracks are original compositions written by Nagual members.

 Song samples can be heard on our Music Samples page.  

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Nagual: Second City

Nagual: Second City

 

 

 

The Peaceful Warrior Speaks, A Tribute to Phil Goldvarg

 

This collection of recordings featuring the late poet Phil Goldvarg reciting a number of his poems with musical accompaniment. by guitarist Victor Contreras and percussionist Ged Martin. This collection was conceived as tribute by Victor Contreras and Ged Martin as an acknowledgement to the voice of a fellow artist and friend. The CD also features liner notes written by Graciela B. Ramirez and a photo by Francisco Dominguez. Proceeds from the sales of this CD will benefit Ritmos. For information about Ritmos please visit www.ritmos.org.

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Phil Goldvarg, Victor Contreras & Ged Martin: The Peaceful Warrior Speaks, A Tribute to Phil Goldvarg

Phil Goldvarg, Victor Contreras & Ged Martin: The Peaceful Warrior Speaks, A Tribute to Phil Goldvarg

 

Nagual II Outside Cover

Nagual II Inside Cover

Nagual II is the second independently released CD by Nagual.  Self produced and recorded, the CD boasts an independent spirit that is a hallmark of the best jazz recordings.  All songs are original compositions written by band members Victor Contreras, Harold Muniz, Ron Ochoa, Paul Relvas and Sacramento based bassist/composer Kerry Kashiwagi. 

 Song samples can be heard on our Music Samples page.  

Currently available at:

Nagual: Nagual II

Nagual: Nagual II

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Nagual's first CD is still available at:

Nagual: Nagual

Nagual: Nagual

Downloads available at:

iTunes

Rhapsody

Any upcoming show. See our Scheduled  Appearances page.