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Total Reflex by Joyce Yarrow and Jovino Santos Neto

This new release will be a certain hit with devotees of Latin jazz. Joyce Yarrow and Jovino Santos Neto composed all twelve songs on the album and the result is wonderful.

Ms. Yarrow sparkles with enthusiasm throughout the performance and switches moods in a professional manner. Jovino Santos Neto is one of the most versatile performers I’ve heard in a long time. He has a crack at piano, Hammond, keyboard bass, melodica, synthesizer and flute. The two performers play off each other imparting a feeling of total joy.

The compositions are original and exciting. Joyce’s flexible voice rises above the rhythms and harmonies beautifully. The appearance of special guest Hans Teuber is always a welcome addition to any recording session. I was especially taken with the performance of drummer Jeff Busch who never falters.

If you revel in Latin rhythms, consider buying this fine album.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Joyce Yarrow and Jovino Santos Neto
  • CD Title: Total Reflex
  • Genre: Latin Jazz / Latin Funk
  • Year Released: 2000
  • Record Label: Soundbridge
  • Musicians: Joyce Yarrow - vocals, guitar; Jovino Santos Neto - piano, keyboards, flute; Steve Kim - bass; Jeff Busch - drums; Hans Teuber - soprano sax.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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