Palmetto, 2005, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Press play for music that sooths, relaxes and excites. The band is an unusual combination of Ted’s sax, Nathalie Bonin (violin), Clark Gratton (tuba, tb, bs), Bill Schimmel (accordion) and Matt Wilson on drums. They produce refreshing effect on classics like “A Night In Tunisia” contracting with the melancholic moods of “Tico Tico” and “Concerto de Aranjuezik Movement II: Adagio”. They end on an upbeat note with “Walk This Way”, our favorite of the lot. La Espada de la Noche is a very creative session with lots of contrast.