Pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa has signed with Blue Note Records and announced his new album Timba a la Americana.

The recording was inspired by the musician’s recent decision to leave his Cuban homeland and begin a new life in France.

Produced by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Timba a la Americana presents 10 new original compositions performed with a band that includes harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret, bassist Luques Curtis, conga player Bárbaro “Machito” Crespo on congas, and drummer Ruy Adrián López-Nussa (Harold’s brother).

Watch the official video for the lead single “Funky”: