Contemporary Fusion Reviews: Distinctively different Latin jazz for Dreamers
By Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Gregor created this distinctively different Latin jazz album specifically in honor of the generation of immigrants known as the “dreamers”, and as you’ll see and hear in the video below of the title track, “Los Sonadores/Dreamers”, it’s one of the most approachable and memorable pieces of Latin jazz you will ever hear…
Gregor assembled a huge cast of players and singers for this release, which you can see on the ZoHo page for the album.
The group’s performance on Coltrane’s “Equinox” is totally stunning; full of life & groove, it will have you up & dancing ’round the floor for it’s full five minute length (& then, of course, you’ll be hitting “replay” numerous times)!
Gregor and his players also keep the “key ingredient” of jazz at the forefront on pieces like the joyful “Zapato Apretao” (the shoe is tight)… wonderful flute work from Karen Joseph on this lively tune.
The scintillating rhythms on “Yoruban Fantasy” made it my (absolute) personal favorite of the eleven performances on the album… Gregor’s violin just ROCKS IT on this piece… I predict you will be hearing this in regular rotations on jazz stations across the globe!
I give Gregor and his high-talent, high-energy players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this superb release. Get more information on the ZoHo page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj