Frank Colón’s Infectious Originals Team His Percussion With A Variety Of Top Brazilian Instrumentalists Who Share The Lead On Trumpet, Flute, Keyboards, Guitars, Accordion And Harmonica
Throughout his career, Frank Colón has been greatly in-demand as a percussionist with popular artists that include Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, and Tania Maria. But while his percussion is a prominent part of the ensembles of “Latin Lounge”, it is his writing and use of the varied colors from the other musicians that make this a particularly notable recording.
Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Latin Lounge” has Colón using the talents of such fine Brazilian musicians as trumpeter José Arimateia, flautist Carlos Malta, Julio Falavigna on drums, and bassist Estevão Lima, along with harmonica, accordion, two strings, and four very different guitarists.
His ten originals are filled with rich melodies, picturesque moods, and infectious Latin grooves. The song titles often define the music, such as the exotic “Emerald Coast,” the optimistic grooves of “Easy Does It,” and “Summer Cocktail”, and the sultry “Let’s Just Go…”, with it’s particularly catchy bass pattern. Jamie Glaser’s acoustic guitar on the funky “Wishful Thinking”, the use of accordion on “Tango Lucumí”, and Roman Miroshnichenko’s Flamenco guitar on “Spanish Heart,” memorably add to the variety of this atmospheric set.
In his career, Colón has worked with many top artists including Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter, Gato Barbieri, Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdés, Michel Petrucciani, Joe Zawinul, Flora Purim, Dr. Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Harry Belafonte, Airto Moreira, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others. His previous CDs include: “Live At Vartanjazz” and “Latin Wonder”.
“Latin Lounge” is filled with music that is difficult to resist. As Frank Colón accurately says, “Latin Lounge will move your body, touch your heart, and soothe your soul.The blend of musical cultures raises consciousness, brings people together, and promotes peace. ‘Latin Lounge’ transports the listener to a land they’ve always imagined, but never knew existed.”
RELEASE DATE: JAN. 1, 2020
FRANK COLÓN “LATIN LOUNGE”
Label: TECHNOPRIMAL MUSIC, UNLTD.
Track listing (all songs composed & arranged by Frank Colón)
1. Emerald Coast – 2. Easy Does It – 3. Summer Cocktail – 4. Let’s Just Go… – 5. Samba Gitano – 6. Spanish Heart – 7. Bali – 8. Wishful Thinking – 9. Tango Lucumí – 10. The Whales of Bahia.
Musicians + Instruments: (in alphabetical order)
-José Arimateia: Trumpet, Flugelhorn -Raphael Batista: Violin -Julio Falavigna: Drums -Daniel Figueiredo: Synths -Jamie Glaser: Acoustic Guitar -Estevão Lima: Bass -Jr. Lobbo: Electric Guitar -Luana Mallet: Vocals -Carlos Malta: Flute, Bass Flute -Kleyton Martins: Keyboards -Roman Miroshnichenko: Flamenco Guitar -Elton Ricardo: Fender Rhodes -Cristiano Rocha: Drums -José Staneck: Harmonica -Matheus Starling: Electric Guitar -Cristiano Veneza: Violin, Viola, Cello -Mateus Viano: Accordion -Frank Colón: Percussion, Voice, Programming.
*Source: Jazz Promo Services