m@@@ Miguel Zenon: Las Tumbas (N/A, 2019) I got to this jazz record inspired by an old school Latin composer via a music publicist email. I think it’s a Cuban dude, the inspiration that is as the horn player is Puerto Rican, but I set up this post a bunch of days ago and deleted the email, but whatevs, it’s the music that counts. It’s piano, bass and drums and horn with the piano player stealing the show in the beginning of the track. Plus he’s much higher in the mix though the horn player is the leader of the band. The track really explodes outward halfway through with the horn taking over the lead with a series of short melodic phrases and drum crescendos. I prefer the piano player but the energy is high and if you dig straight jazz then have at it.
@@@ Geiger Von Muller: Blue Moon Frequency (N/A, 2019) The same is true for this track as above — I pasted the videos and the artist names a few days ago so the details are fuzzy. I got to this via an email from the artist. It’s starts out as a solo guitar piece and I like it all right, it’s bluesy but not hardcore and the guitar sound is very bright and percussive which is working for me right now. I don’t usually watch the videos but I have to watch this one as I’m typing and streaming in the same window and it looks like a lot of effort went into these videos. Maybe some of this effort could have gone into the music not as a criticism of the music but the video is more interesting than the music and that doesn’t seem right to me. I can’t tell if these are excerpts all bundled into one video, that’s my first impression as it feeds me a bunch of short bits of tunes.
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