World Jazz

World Jazz

by Lara & Reyes
     
 

Sergio Lara and Joe Reyes, known as Lara & Reyes, present their much-heralded acoustic guitar finesse in a kaleidoscope of world rhythms that are sure to speak to the heart of the most discerning Latin jazz aficionados. Their sixth release on the Higher Octave label finds the duo headlining ten excellent songs…  See more details below

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Sergio Lara and Joe Reyes, known as Lara & Reyes, present their much-heralded acoustic guitar finesse in a kaleidoscope of world rhythms that are sure to speak to the heart of the most discerning Latin jazz aficionados. Their sixth release on the Higher Octave label finds the duo headlining ten excellent songs that maintain their ebullient Latin jazz patina through the use of great songwriting skills brought to life by traditional and modern instruments. Opening with a lively Afro-Cuban son clave on "Leona," the musicians successfully assert their world-class appeal through this perfect balance of African and Hispanic elements. The mood changes on "Danielle's Waltz," and the listener is transported through their representation to the ambience of a French night scene. The duo develops their program with astonishing clarity and focus that is very much the equivalent of a sonic cruise of artistic freedom. On "Neila," their use of the Indian tabla to get percolating rhythms and their use of the sarod, tanpura, and dud to obtain an exotic touch, is creative assurance that Lara & Reyes have chosen to display highly laudable artistic designs within excellent original compositions. The duo is a truly a joy to hear and World Jazz is to sure to help the reputation of this contemporary team because of their masterful interpretations, songwriting, and the very fact that it exceeds their previous efforts on Riverwalk and Exotico.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Higher Octave
UPC:
0724384963620
catalogNumber:
49636

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lara & Reyes   Primary Artist
Arturo Garza   Bongos,Conga
Sergio Lara   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Ocarina,Rainstick
Greg Norris   Bass Guitar
Joe Reyes   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Oud,Tanpura,Cajon,Shaker
Richard A. Garcia   Flute,Piccolo
Matt Medellin   Drums
Oliver Rajamani   Dumbek,Kanjira,Djembe,Palmas
Eric Revis   Acoustic Bass
Hank Harrison   Violin
Katia Lara   Mandolin
Jose Perello   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Rubenstein   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion

Technical Credits

Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Sergio Lara   Producer
Greg Norris   Introduction
Joe Reyes   Producer,Engineer
Janet Wolsborn   Art Direction

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