Fields of Moons

Fields of Moons

by Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band
     
 

Trombonist Chris Washburne's long-running SYOTOS band (the acronym stands for See You On The Other Side) plays a sophisticated form of Latin jazz that focuses on the latter half of that genre descriptor. They don't merely add longer solos to Eddie Palmieri-esque grooves,…  See more details below

Overview

Trombonist Chris Washburne's long-running SYOTOS band (the acronym stands for See You On The Other Side) plays a sophisticated form of Latin jazz that focuses on the latter half of that genre descriptor. They don't merely add longer solos to Eddie Palmieri-esque grooves, though almost all the bandmembers have played with salsa veterans; rather, they add a slight Latin edge to a quite beautiful and graceful swing. This disc opens with two originals by the bandleader, the title track and "Seas of Slumber." Each sways gently, like he's playing for a cruise-ship audience, albeit one full of serious jazz heads. Trumpeter John Walsh and pianist Barry Olsen augment the melodies beautifully with solos that never erupt into fervor for its own sake. Elsewhere on the album, the band tackles Charles Mingus' "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" and the standard "When Lights Are Low," and closes the disc with a grooving but stately journey through "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans." This is a very beautiful record by a band of highly skilled and emotionally attuned artists, recommended to fans of Latin jazz as well as jazz, period.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Jazzheads
UPC:
0809819118025
catalogNumber:
1180
Rank:
317638

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band   Primary Artist
Ole Mathisen   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Leo Traversa   Electric Bass,Group Member
John Walsh   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Barry Olsen   Piano,Group Member
Chris Washburne   Trombone,Tuba,Group Member
Diego Lopez   Drums,Group Member
Cristian Rivera   Percussion,Group Member

Technical Credits

Charles Mingus   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Ole Mathisen   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Pedro Flores   Composer
Randy Klein   Producer
Barry Olsen   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Chris Washburne   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Buddy Bernier   Composer
Hal Winer   Engineer
Shelley Washburne Masar   Cover Art

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >