Dec 29 2018
Artist: Michael Sarian & The Chabones
Label: Zoho Music
Style: Latin jazz as world traveler
Favorite Track: “Your Words”
Music from: New York City
What I like about it: That thing where a wave curls over top of a surfer as she glides down its barrel? That’s the relationship of rhythm and melody on the latest from Michael Sarian. The melodies of LEÓN have a distinct form, but their presence is sometimes obscured by a rhythmic groove that is as hypnotic as waves crashing towards the shoreline. This complementary relationship of fluid motions is as intoxicating as the music is tuneful, and that’s what I like most about this recording.
Your album personnel: Michael Sarian (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, mini moog, synth), Jim Piela (alto & soprano saxophones), Evan Francis (tenor sax), Elad Cohen (trombone), Michael Verselli (piano, Nord, mini moog, synths), Trevor Brown (electric bass), Josh Bailey (drums, auxiliary percussion) and guest: Franco Pinna (bombo legüero).
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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