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Heavy Vibes by Airborne

With four albums to their credit, Airborne returns with a 12-track compact disc entitled "Heavy Vibes." Accented with elements of straight-ahead jazz with Caribbean and Latino influences, Airborne soars with musical intensity that is hard to ignore.

The New Haven, Conn., band formed in the late 1980s, presenting an example of a group who has survived the ups and downs of a multifaceted career intermixed with dedication to music, skills and personal goals.

In listening to "Heavy Vibes," the listener will appreciate the romantic overtones in several tracks, as well as the presentation of urban funk. Themes concerning peace, fun, excitement are visible as Airborne shares their special cargo of high energy contemporary jazz.

Although the vocal accompaniments seem strained at times, overall the musical overtones of Airborne is strong, and listeners will appreciate "Heavy Vibes.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Airborne
  • CD Title: Heavy Vibes
  • Genre: Smooth Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Tilt Records
  • Tracks: I See, Trust in Love, Hip Hop, Loves Come Back, Lizard Island, A Ray of Hope, After the Storm, Nicole, You Are Everywhere, Turn Me Around, To be Loved, A Smooth Ride
  • Musicians: Thomas Borino (piano, organ, midi keyboard setup, vocals), Thomas Sansone (sax, flute, vocals), Gregory Borino (guitars, vocals), Dean Kosh (drums), Steven Clarke (bass, vocals), Asher Delerme (Latin and African percussion), Elizabeth Dellinger (vocals)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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