"Beautiful, lyrical and deeply emotional, and, at the same time, very calm, balancing on the verge of spiritual insights, this relaxed meditation album dives into the depths of his ancestral memories and at the moment has definitely become the top creative endeavor from Hurtado."
"Ayahuasca Dreams" is the story of an initiation, a deep spiritual journey, dreams, the unconscious and an illuminating demonstration of the relativity of time and the configuration of matter."
Yoga Without Borders
"So, listen openly, and dare to dream the dream that this music presents…a dream of majesty and of being caught up in a musical world with a marvelous panoramic view of its irresistible landscape."
The Smooth Jazz Ride
"This is the work of a musician in total command who creates haunting melodies, exquisite arrangements and a beautiful gentle Latin sound."
"Hurtado simply has a killer date for world guitar fans looking for a hot serving of the real deal. Truly tasty stuff from a pro of long standing, this is a high water mark from a career full of them. Check it out."
"you will be stunned by its quality, amazed by its production, delighted by its skill full performances and be left blissfully happy by the chilled but inspiring music within."
One world Review
I grew up in the Peruvian rainforest, in my mother’s home town, Moyobamba. There was only one doctor in the whole town and therefore most people relied on natural medicines to cure their ailments. For more serious problems there were the curanderos or shamans. If you suffered from mal de ojo, melancholia, or were just going through a bad period in your life, you would turn to the magic of Ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a part of the mystery of the Peruvian rainforest, indigenous to its landscapes, traditions, stories and its peoples. It is a hallucinogenic vine that has been used for thousands of years within the indigenous communities of the South American rainforests in rituals and as a powerful medicine. It presents you with visions and possibilities. More recently it has been used to treat addiction, anxiety and depression. I participated in an Ayahuasca ceremony almost 30 years ago and I credit it in part to helping open up a creative path, transcendent in my development as a musician.
The album was made over a span of many years. It started with the piece “Silencio” which I wrote right after 9/11, as a tribute to the families who lost loved ones in the World Trade Tower explosions. The creation of the album took me through many turns and winding roads. It was a learning, transformative experience, similar to my Ayahuasca journey. I met many musicians along the way and this album reflects those wonderful collaborations, an example of my Ayahuasca dream fulfilled.