García, Alex

AfroMantra Music, 2014CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Alex Garcia leads a percussion-laden, syncopated jazz-fusion experience. He wrote all of the compositions with a sense a delicacy and gracefulness that is befitting for the dedication to the late dancer/choreographer Hilda Riveros Wainstein, his mother. They open cooking up a storm on “Believe” and continue delivering an energetic performance through the set. Bassist Ariel De La Portilla has a scintillating solo on “Coltranesque” with Garcia placing accents in all of the right spots. It’s not all at a breakneck pace as they slow down on the soothing “Landscape of A Thought” making this a winning session.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services