What impressed me immediately about the group El Eco led by composer/drummer Guillermo Nojechowicz is its vigor and harmonic approaches to jazz motifs that incorporate Latin, Brazilian, and Cuban jazz themes. This group is totally in sync, and the solo work is incredibly good and solid. As group, well, to put it simply, they don't come much better than this one.
El Eco gives flawless performances. If you have not encountered this creative group, TWO WORLDS is a great way to do so!
There are 11 songs on this collection. The songs include "Two Worlds," "Time Lost," "Samba de Maya," "Uruguay," "La Bossa Nova de Claudio," "Cafe Opiniao," "Buenos Aires," among others.
Helio Alves gives some exciting piano solo performances, and Romero Lubambo shows how truly fine Latin themes sound in the hands of a master guitarist with feeling and insight. Every musician on this CD is in top form, and the trumpet and flugelhorn work of Claudio Roditi is excellent.
For different reasons, I enjoyed every song in TWO WORLDS. Each song reflects a mood that is imaginative and unique, and carries the listening audience along with its enchantments of sound.
TWO WORLDS is the special type of CD that just gets better to the ears each time it is played, wherever you happen to be! The jazz motifs are perfectly suited to the group and their performances are among the finest Latin music available this year. Don't miss the vocals of Kim Nazarian, for she has a special voice that touches the audience with its sensitivity. TWO WORLDS is a nice CD collection of Latin jazz, to be given as a gift, or to play while making love.
Nice & easy, a perfect collection that will enchant its listeners. Highly recommended.