solid soulful Latin jazz Paul Carlon Quintet – Blues for Vita

solid soulful Latin jazz Paul Carlon Quintet – BLUES FOR VITA:  This excellent album doesn’t “go official” until 29 July, 2024, but they’ve got the jump on things… just check out this superb studio performance of “Dee Dot” to get acquainted with Paul and his quintets’ solid soulful Latin Jazz…

Several of the tunes from the release are already available when you SUBSCRIBE to Paul’s YouTube channel (a total of 29 videos are available as well).  I signed up immediately.

If it’s high energy you’re seeking in your jazz experience, you’ll find nothing better than the scintillating 7:10 “Isabel the Liberator“… the entire quintet (Paul Carlon: tenor saxophone Eddie Allen: trumpet Helio Alves: piano Harvie S: bass Willie Martinez: drumset) is cooking on this performance, and you’ll find yourself head-nodding and toe-tapping in a BIG way (just as I did)!

It was the catchy Latin beat on Paul’s original composition, the 7:10 “Colored Paper” (no samples available until closer to the release date), that (easily) won my vote for personal favorite of the eight absolutely exciting tunes offered up… the whole vibe of this song somehow reminds me of Eddie Harris (not exactly sure why)… it’s one of the strongest songs on the release.

I give Paul and all his talented players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this superb jazz journey.  I’m sure the album will be posted on Paul’s Spotify channel, below, sometime in July, 2024.

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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