Reflective quarantine jazz beauty John Daversa Quintet – CUARANTENA WITH FAMILY AT HOME: When I first reviewed trumpeter John’s “Wobbly Dance Flower“, I was highly impressed; his new release has him playing with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Carlo De Rosa, bass; Dafnis Prieto, drums and Sammy Figueroa, percussion in an album that could be termed reflective quarantine jazz beauty… get a taste of that by watching one of the trailer videos (Growing Up In A Musical Family) for the album first…
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The percussion intro for “El Último Suspiro ” (The Last Sigh) is just superb, and when Gonzalo’s piano kicks in at the 1:23 mark, you will feel both the sadness of our times and the joy of being alive… I predict this song will be getting some HUGE amounts of airplay!
“Fábrica de Conservas de San Francisco (La Historia de Molly y Johnny)” (San Francisco Cannery (The Story of Molly and Johnny) is a wonderful tribute to John’s grandparents, who met in the canneries referred to… a calm and beautiful song.
There is a sense of eternal joy and boundless energy on the 4:12 “Puppitas (para Lea y Maya)“, a song written for John’s daughter… you’ll be pleasantly surprised, and will be playing this song over and over again!
It is the opener, “#45“, a song written by John’s dad (who is a fantastic trumpet player in his own right) that won my vote for personal favorite of the seventeen superb songs offered up… I just loved this tune!
I give John and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this fine sonic journey. Get more information on John’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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