Mesmerizing, joyful Latin fusion jazz Ron Korb – WORLD CAFE: I can honestly say that this is THE BEST Latin fusion jazz I’ve listened to (yet) in 2018… Ron’s beautiful high-talent flute work is righteously complimented by players like Hilario Duran (from Cuba) and Laila Biali on piano, guitarists Johannes Linstead/Bill Bridges, Joseph Macerollo on accordion, drummer Ben Riley, bassist Steve Lucas, and Ron’s band members Bill Evans (piano), with Larry Crowe (drums)… songs like the high-steppin’ 5:52 “Argentina” will take you right into that part of the world; be sure you’ve got your dancin’ shoes handy, because you’ll really (REALLY) want to be cuttin’ a rug on this joyful celebration.
As you’ll see on the promo video Ron made for this wonderful album, the music he has produced breathes new life into Latin fusion…
…all the way from Spain to Cuba to Central and South America, you’ll join Ron in the beauty that the journey took him on… & since you’re right there already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Ron’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find many more examples of Ron’s well-traveled routes ’round the world.
I particularly enjoyed compositions like the opener, “Bailar Conmigo (Dance With Me)“… I would (most strongly) recommend that you listen to this (at least for the first sitting) with your headphones on… there are lots of little percussion surprises, and the strings (with Margaret Maria on cello) are just marvelous! If there were to be a complaint, it’s that the tune is only 3:24 – of course, that’s exactly what “REPLAY” is for, right!
If it’s DOW-un & FONK-ee you wanna’ be, you’re simply gonna’ love “New Orleans“… just close your eyes and imagine yourself swingin’ & jammin’ late into the night… that’s exactly what I did, & all those mem’ries of my times down there came bubbling back to the surface… some GREAT piano on this one, too.
The stunning changes and rhythms on the 5:33 “Carnival” made it an “instant hit” for me… this one IS going on my iPhone player as a permanent slot (reserved for only the very best of tunes)… Ron’s flute is pure magic on this piece, and I’ve no doubt you’ll fall in love with it, just as I did!
I give Grammy Nominee Ron Korb and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00… which means, of course, that it also get my “PICK” for “best flute-led Latin fusion album”. Get more information on Ron’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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