Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Really tasty trumpet-playing
Paul J. Escamilla | NYC | 08/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know anything about Dennis Gonzalez other than this: he plays some mean trumpet.
I would recommend this album to fans of Miles Davis, as Miles seems to be a major influence on Gonzalez's laid-back, cool mode of playing.
If you dig musicians who know how to say more with fewer notes, who understand the value of restraint, who intuitively know how to construct beautiful melodies rather than flurries of meaningless notes, then you stand a good chance of digging this album.
The overall mood is dark and ominous, almost like a musical film-noir, but it's a beautiful darkness."
Soothing Jazz combined with great sounds and poetry
Paul J. Escamilla | 06/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"He's someone you have never heard of... From Texas, Gonzalez gets together with some European Jazz artists and creates a sound that is best when listened to loud or on headphones. The reason: you can hear all of the sounds that numerous instruments belt out. He's a Jazz horn player (trumpet I believe) who also writes incredible, soothing poetry that is read by a female with a great voice on a few songs. Every song is good. It's too bad not enough people play his stuff! The best bet is if you can sample it at a CD place because the internet sound samples won't do it justice."