Arroyo, Mike

Mike Arroyo, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Arroyo is an excellent jazz guitarist. He plucks and strums with his fingers to impart a soft warm feeling. But it doesn’t keep him from cooking on “Stay With Us”. Mike mixes bebop, Latin and traditional standards into this program. He plays solo on “God Bless The Child” and “Vera Liz” and rolls along with his ensemble on “Sambinha de Esperanza”. Among the best are the festive Latin beats of “Street Jam” followed by the relaxing “The Whisper of God” featuring Ivan Renta on sax. What makes Arroyo stand out is his versatility on Transition, a fine collection.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions