Triumphant Wes Montgomery tribute Nelson Riveros – THE LATIN SIDE OF WES MONTGOMERY: As I’m sitting here in my “Morning Calm” review studio listening to Nelson’s magical guitar, as well as Hector Martignon – piano; Andy McKee – bass; Mark Walker – drums and Jonathan Gomez – percussion, I’m pleasantly amazed… Nelson and his bandmates have created a truly triumphant Wes Montgomery tribute… you can watch Nelson explain how this all came to be in his promo trailer for the album…
You’ll find a very healthy collection of performances when you SUBSCRIBE to Nelson’s YouTube channel, too… I definitely recommend it for those who love Latin jazz.
The band shows total dexterity and ultra-high energy as they play Wes’s “Jingles“… I just LOVED Hector’s piano on this piece… Latin jazz DJ’s (heck, ALL true jazz DJ’s) around the globe will be dropping this scorcher in their playlists often!
Andy’s bass meshes perfectly with Nelson’s jazz guitar solos on “Tear It Down“… flawless recording and performance will make this a favorite for all jazz lovers, I’ve no doubt.
There was no doubt in my mind what my choice for personal favorite of the nine songs offered up would be… the band’s performance on the opener, Wes’s “Road Song” is full of life and the zest for living it… if I were on the voting panels for awards, this song would definitely get an award!
I give Nelson and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98. Get more information on the Zoho Records page for the release. Rotcod Zzaj
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