Musa Nova

Musa Nova

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Although one does not think of Kansas City as being a hotbed of Latin jazz, the K.C.-based Musa Nova has the ability to compete favorably with most other groups in the idiom. Musa Nova (which means "new inspiration" in Portuguese) mixes elements of Brazilian jazz, Afro-Cuban music, straight-ahead jazz and touches of pop to form an appealing group sound. For their debut CD, the quintet (which is sometimes augmented by the reeds of Kim Park and trumpeter Stan Kessler) welcome warm singer Angela Hagenbach to around half of their selections. With keyboardist Joe Cartwright and guitarist Danny Embrey contributing melodic solos and the repertoire ranging from "Night and Day," the fiery groove of "Papa Gato" and "Estate" to "Close Your Eyes" and a pair of Embrey originals, this is a well-rounded, enjoyable program that is recommended to fans of the style.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2003
Label: Harvest Media Group
UPC: 0707957394021
catalogNumber: 3940

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Musa Nova   Primary Artist
Joe Cartwright   Piano,Keyboards
Danny Embrey   Guitar
James Jeffley   Bass
Stan Kessler   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Kim Park   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Angela Hagenbach   Percussion,Vocals
Doug Auwarter   Percussion,Drums
Gary Helm   Percussion,Conga

Technical Credits

Djavan   Composer
Michel Camilo   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Rique Pantoja   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Joe Cartwright   Executive Producer
Danny Embrey   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Charlie Otwell   Composer
Kim Park   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Joel Siegel   Composer
Ron Ubel   Engineer
Paul Davies   Cover Art
Angela Hagenbach   Executive Producer
Bruno Martino   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Bruno Brighetti   Composer

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