Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Jazz It Up With New Music From Composer John Finbury and From Madre Vaca

Just last month, Grammy nominated composer John Finbury released his latest studio album "Quatro." It features a Spanish/Latin American flair of vocal and instrumental tracks among its seven songs, beginning with slow, sultry jazz of "Llegara El Dia." The song is highlighted by the beautiful voice of singer Magos Herrera and an exciting piano solo from Chano Dominquez. Passions burn on "La Madre De Todos Los Errores," before the rhythm picks up with the Latin swing of "Comenzar." John Finbury's new album finishes with the fun, upbeat instrumental "Romp," which not only includes Chano on piano, but also John Patitucci on bass and Antonio Snachez on drums. To find out more about the new "Quatro" album, please visit

Next up, the 8-piece jazz ensemble Madre Vaca recently released a new album of songs based on the work of Franz Schubert's "Winterrreise." The new ten track release begins with the New Orleans-jazz flavor of "Good Night," followed by the waltz of "The Weathervane." A Latin flair gives "Loneliness" an extra jolt of energy that will make your hips swing, while the melodic tone of "The Gray Head" just floats along on a cloud, carrying your worries away with it. Madre Vaca wrap up their new album with the electrifying chaos of "Last Hope" and the southern swagger of "The Stormy Morning," before closing with the blues romp of "The Hurdy-Gurdy Man." To find out more about Madre Vaca and their latest release "Winterreise," please visit

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