Acclaimed jazz guitarist Nelson Riveros took on the task of taking the music of jazz great Wes Montgomery and adding a Latin flair to the music for his latest album. It features nine tracks (7 cover songs and 2 originals). The new release begins with the up-tempo, swinging salsa vibe of "Road Song," followed by "Tear It Down," which allows the other members of the band to showcase their musical talents with individual solo pieces. Nelson takes "Wes' Tune" and reworks it just enough to keep the recognizability of the original and then compliments it with his own "Nelson's Groove," which sits perfectly along side these other tracks. Nelson Riveros delivers one more original tracks, the bossa nova rhythm of "Facing Wes," before finishing his new album with the graceful, solo guitar piece "Leila." To find out more about Nelson Riveros and his latest release "The Latin Side Of Wes Montgomery," please visit facebook.com/nelsonriverosguitar.
Next, we have the new album from flautist Yulia Musayelyan titled "Oblivion." Her latest musical quest, features Maxim Lubarsky on piano, Fernando Huergo on bass and Mark Walker on drums, together they form the Yulia Masayelyan Tango Project. The new eleven track release begins with the airy, uplifting piece "Fuga y Misterio," from the opera "Maria de Buenos Aires," as Yulia leads the way with her blazing fast flute solo, followed by the rest of the band. She delivers her modernized version of Hector Stamponi's "Flor de Lino," before arriving at the graceful touch of emotional title-song "Oblivion," originally from the Marco Bellochio film "Henry IV." Yulia also lends her voice to the Latin piece "Como Dos Extranos (Like Two Strangers)," and then rises the energy once again with the swift moving melody of "La Muerte Del Angel." She finishes her new album with the slow tango of "Nada," which features solo piano and bass sections, along with the closing track, an exciting version of Astor Piazzolla's 1974 muscial piece "Libertango." To find out more about Yulia Musayelyan and her latest release "Oblivion," please visit facebook.com/yuliamusayelyan.