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Showing posts with label Moondo Music. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Moondo Music artist: Juan Carlos Quintero - Table For Five - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Table For Five, from Juan Carlos Quintero and it's really tasty. Opening with Arthur Schwartz's Alone Together, Juan Carlos Quintero opens the gate and lets it flow. This is a masterful display of melodic guitar lead, over a tight Latin rhythm by Eddie Resto on bass, Aaron Serfaty on drums and Joey DeLeon on percussion and with excellent piano work by Joe Rotondi adding melodic rhythm on piano. Excellent! Luiz Bonfa's Manha De Carnaval is slowed down from it's traditional presentation to more of a Bolero feel with beautiful guitar lead by Quintero, teamed with Rotondi's piano accent. Very nice. Original composition and title track, Table For Five... at The Cumbia Inn has a cool, Columbian rhythm with a steady cymbal and tight rhythm guitar leaving plenty of space for melodic guitar lead soloing by Quintero and really nice percussion by DeLeon and Serfaty who also play an extended  solo on Horace Silver's Song For My Father along with the masterful work of  Rotondi and Quintero. Henry Mancini's Days Of Wine And Roses gets a Latin redo and features a beautiful bass solo by Resto, along with Quintero and Rotondi. Wrapping the release is Victor Young's standard, Beautiful Love which is as perfect a closer as I could imagine for this terrific release. Quintero's guitar lead is full of emotion, and floating lightly on the rhythms of Resto and Serfaty. Another stand out solo by Resto on bass nicely compliments the solitude and pristine beauty. Excellent closer for an excellent release. 

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