Mela, Francisco

Half Note, 2011CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Cuban drummer Francisco Mela leads a fine band on an adventure that has various elements of neobop and jazz-fusion. Mela composed most of the music for Tree of Life except a few covers. He also sings on a couple of tunes expanding his reach. Highlights are Esperanza Spalding singing “Yadan Mala”, “Classico Mela” featuring guitarist Ben Monder and the funky “Yo Me”.


Publicist: Hubtone PR