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Matador by Turning Point

Turning Point is a group of wild gypsy Latin groovers. This group has tried to impose their own style in music by winning audiences with each new release. It is for this reason that the two Sahnas brothers make their funky soul always akin to the groove.

However, "Turn Down the Night" and "Despues De Mañana" are played with no elaboration. Nevertheless, on the Chick Corea classic "Spain," Thano surprises us with his classical guitar influences and Demitri and Herrera emit a series of twist and groove spaces. The disc has "al menos" this standout moment.

What is evident is that the songs are treated in a very standard way, but somehow Turning Point does achieve to make every one of these musicians shine a bit. The main problem of Matador is the lack of originality in the arrangements and composing of songs, but at least these musicians do show a genuine sense of enjoyment that they always extract from their roots.

Unfortunately, despite all of this, Matador is a recording event that will not target purist jazz lovers, only the market.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Turning Point
  • CD Title: Matador
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Nativelanguage-Records
  • Tracks: Lickety Split, Spain, Gospel Brunch, Turn Down The Night, Quisiera Ser, Matador, Despues de Mañana, Rhapsody for Priapus, Suburnan Safari, Soldier’s Lubally, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • Musicians: Thano Sahnas (Acoustic Bass), Demitri Sahnas (Fretless Bass), Steve Culp (Keyboards), John Herrera (Drums & Percussions)
  • Rating: One Star
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