Moving memorable contemporary fusion jazz Jimmy Haslip – Red Heat

Moving memorable contemporary fusion jazz Jimmy Haslip – READ HEAT (FEATURING JOE VANNELLI):   I just reviewed the first album in this double release, “Nightfall“, a couple days ago… though I didn’t find any LIVE performance videos from the new album, you can find several very rewarding musical experiences by SUBSCRIBING to the Jimmy Haslip topic channel on YouTube.

Tantalizing tunes like the 5:29 “Laguna” will help you “get your mellow on”, to be sure… I predict this song will be getting some HUGE amounts of airplay… Jimmy’s bass on this one makes the tune the most moving & memorable contemporary fusion I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020!

If you’re in the mood for something with a bit more “jump” to it, you’ll totally fall in love with “Calle De Sol“… a decidedly Latin flavor in “dance mode”, it had me moving up & around my little studio (with my headphones on, of course – lol).

Jimmy has a whole bunch of players with him on this one; too long to itemize, so CHECK it on the site… from the perspective of total jazz fusion, it just doesn’t get any better than the beautiful “Novelas“… this is another song that I think will be aired frequently by jazz DJ’s around the globe!

I only had to listen through the album once to know what my choice for personal favorite of the ten tunes was going to be… “Fuego” (Fire) is one of the shorter pieces (4:21), but it burns with the intensity you would expect from the title… SUPERB percussion and guitar leads on this one will hold you spellbound.

I give Jimmy and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information on the Blue Canoe Records page for the album.                                  Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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