For jazz listeners, this uniquely original collection by Robert Mirabal on flutes, keyboards, and vocals, backed with Michael Kott on cello and bass, Stev Castillo on guitar and bass, Reynald Lujan on percussions, and Jim Lujan on shakers and background vocals, will catch and hold their attention as they listen to the harmonies displayed in the cd, "Taos Tales." The jazz aspects found in this CD are new and original, and the music is very spirited and alive with imagery.
Among the selections are "Painted Caves," "Friends," ""Popay Runner," "Hunting Party," "Skinwalker's Moon," "Onate," "Bataan Death March," "ee-You-Oo," "Flute Song," "The Courtship of Starboy," "Acid Rain Dance," "Day of the Dead," "Quiet Season." There is a soft darkness laced with sprinkles of sharp star light in each of the selections, giving expression to a variety of musical feelings that in the end succeed beautifully in illuminating the night with light! A noted songwriter, Robert Mirabal has created a wonderful collection of music in his cd," Taos Tales." It is highly imaginative, perceptive, and unusual in its use of melody. It speaks to the soul. Excellent.