Carlos Vega

Bird's Ticket

origin 82708

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation

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In addition to Carlos's totally engaging saxophone, you've got Victor Garcia on Trumpet, Stu Mindeman doing Piano and Rhodes, Josh Ramos with Acoustic Bass and Xavier Breaker on Drum set on this all-original set... the opener alone makes it clear that this is a jazz group you'll want to listen to over & over again, and takes me (way) back to my earliest days in jazz listening... "A Confluence in Chi-Town" clocks in right at 9:00, and will have you avidly listening to each and every note! Carlos has played with very notable jazz names, like Arturo Sandoval, Ira Sullivan, & Tito Puente - so he's got the creds to back him up - the music he composed for this release, though, is young, fresh & H-O-T, folks... just scope out the totally uptown "Chicago Eight" to hear why I'm so impressed with this one! His reeds are rich with color, and deep in tone, but are so full of energy that you'll find yourself tappin' & movin' right along with him & his mates. My personal favorite of the ten tunes offered up is "The Wizard"... think Cannonball Adderley or Horace Silver, then add Carlos 21st Century jazz sensitivity, & you'll know what I mean - absolutely SMOKIN' jazz that gets my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as well as an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.








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