México Azul

México Azul

by Magos Herrera


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México Azul

Mexican singer Magos Herrera tackles songs from movies -- specifically, Mexican movies -- on her latest CD. The arrangements are smooth and jazzy, but not "smooth jazz" -- this is an all-acoustic combo featuring guitarist Adam Rogers, pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist John Patitucci, drummer Alex Kautz, and percussionist Rogerio Boccato, plus trumpeter Tim Hagans on a few tracks. Hagans provides an excellent foil for Herrera on "Azul," her husky, almost Toni Braxton-ish voice balancing his full, flügelhorn-ish streams of notes. The album has a gentle swing almost reminiscent of Brazilian music, and Herrera's delivery of the lyrics shows emotional commitment, but she maintains a dignified restraint at all times, never erupting into melismatic overdrive. Similarly, the band holds itself at bay, with Hagans, Perdomo, and Rogers taking short, melodic solos rather than embarking on lengthy explorations of their instruments. "Voz Antigua" is the most uptempo track here, and it's still a gentle, breezy romp. This is a very chilled-out album that will appeal to fans of Latin jazz, jazz vocals, and Sade.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2011
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728129220
catalogNumber: 1292
Rank: 77349

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Magos Herrera   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Patitucci   Bass,Background Vocals,Double Bass
Tim Hagans   Trumpet
Adam Rogers   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Luis Perdomo   Piano
Alex Kautz   Drums,Background Vocals
Rogerio Boccato   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alvaro Carrillo   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
Joe Barbaria   Engineer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Tim Ries   Arranger,Producer
Pedro Flores   Composer
Isolina Carrillo   Composer
Magos Herrera   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Alex Kautz   Arranger
Miguel Angel Perez   Graphic Design
Hernan Vazquez   overdub engineer
Alejandro Mercado   Arranger,Composer
Ana María Basalo   Photo Assistance

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