Best of 2018 #49: Alex Oliverio’s Sunshine Ensemble – “Sunshine Ensemble”


Sunshine Ensemble is the perfect name for Alex Oliverio‘s folk-jazz project.  This music lifts the spirits with its friendly demeanor, and the tones are as warm as the sun’s touch on the skin after a long, dreary winter.  The theme of his EP was a reminiscence upon the apartment complexes of his youth.  It’s a quirky concept, fun even, but ultimately it’s eclipsed by the music’s immense effusiveness and addictive melodies.  It’s just a breezy four track EP, but this is such an exemplary example of a modern folk-jazz recording, I had no choice but to give it a slot in this year’s Best Of list.

The album is Self-Produced.

Music from Seattle, WA.

I wrote about the album for The Bandcamp Daily.

Available at:  Bandcamp