SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS is an invigorating collection of trumpet & Steinerphone solos by composer/performer Louis Guarino Jr. It is a journey through contemporary jazz via way of a heavy influence of avant garde motifs. The songs vary in form and style.
Much improvising leads to some unusual and creative sounds in the collection. There are 6 selections, and each one is long and developed in an imaginative manner.
The titles of the songs are "A Conversation With The Spirits of The Mountain," "Mirrors," "A Voyage Thru The Clouds," "Metamorphosis," "Amnesia," and "Waterways." Each song will appeal to different listeners for different reasons. I found "Metamorphosis" among the most unique in this collection with its constant state of flux, and excellent trumpet innovations. For those who enjoy Louis Guarino Jr.'s compositions and instrument solo journeys, this will find a ready home. Guarino at his best.