Flavio Silva, 2018, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Guitarist, producer Flavio Silva leads an energetic band with Seamus Blake on sax, Alex Ayala on bass and drummer Curtis Nowosad. They open with Latin fusion on “Africa” followed by a taste of modern jazz on “Next Chapter”. “Samba e Amor” is a mellow taste of bossa nova, the lone cover with seven Silva originals. Blake and Ayala deliver strong performances throughout the set. Guest pianist James Francines showcases the Rhodes on “In Search Of Peace”, a soothing tune. They wrap it up on “Break Free” featuring scatting by vocalist Michael Mayo and Silva.
Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions