Innovative Latin jazz loveliness Angel Roman with Mambo Blue – FESTIVE INTERPLAY: There’s just nothing as lovely as innovative Latin jazz, and composer/arranger/bassist Angel provides that in spades on his latest album with Mambo Blue band… get an up-close look at them in the promo trailer video for the release…
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One of the most soothing Latin jazz tunes I’ve listened to yet in 2021 is Angel’s “Collective Cha“… totally danceable, and full of the zest of life; I predict that DJ’s everywhere will be adding this to their playlists for constant rotations!
Angel chose some sweetly solid players for the album, too… John Mills (Flute), Pete Rodriguez (Trumpet), Justin Vasquez (Alto Sax), Russell Haight (Tenor Sax), Andre Hayward (Trombone), Damian A. Garcia (Piano/Rhodes), Joel Guzman (Piano/Synth), Nicholas Litterski (Piano), Angel Roman (Bass Guitar), Jose Aponte (Drums), Brannen Temple (Drums), Andy Smith (Drums/Percussion), Samuel Lopez (Percussion), Carmelo Torres (Percussion)… the mighty mellow keyboards on “Never Far” will send chills up and down your spine, to be sure.
You won’t find bass sweeter than Angel plays on the superb closer, “Who Know Maybe Tomorrow“… the recording is exquisite, and you can tell that the players love playing together!
Percussion is what makes “Dreaming In Bomba” so moving for me… I only made it to the second bar before I was up and dancing ’round the room (with my headphones on, of course)… the flutes are totally beautiful on this tune, folks… you’re gonna’ love it.
I give Angel and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this excellent example of how attractive Latin jazz can be. Get more information on Angel’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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