Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Five Degrees of Soul|
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Rock, Latin Music
Imagine a blend of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop and Hip-Hop beats laced with Latin rhythms. The experience is an eclectic blend of Latin Acid Jazz. Originally consisting of five members, Five Degrees of Soul created an intoxicati... more »
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Imagine a blend of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop and Hip-Hop beats laced with Latin rhythms. The experience is an eclectic blend of Latin Acid Jazz. Originally consisting of five members, Five Degrees of Soul created an intoxicating sound that attracts people from all walks of life and various tastes in music.
Where do I start?
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow would be a good place to start. These guys really know what they are doing. A unique and eclectic blend of latin funk and acid jazz, Esplendidos has it all! From their own, remastered versions of "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Scrapple From The Apple", to such rhythmic originals as "Ritmo" and "5-0", there is definitly something for everyone.The trumpet solo in "Morena" (track 6)- so soulful and heartfelt it would make anyone swoon. (Could he hold that note any longer??) The sax solo in "Sweet Lemon" (track 9) gives you the perfect blend of funk without over doing it. Not to mention the rhythmic sounds of the acoustic and bass guitars and, of course, the congas. The variety of solos offered in "9th Floor" (track 3) and throughout the cd, give you just the slightest hint of what each member contributes to make this cd exactly what it is.I am fortunate enough to live in the L.A. area and have seen them play live (and I do recommend seeing them if you are planning on visiting). But if that is not possible, this cd is just like being there. With this collection of jazz classics along with strong originals by the band members themselves, I'm sure they are going to be shooting straight up the charts!! There is no way, no how, that you could listen to this cd without feeling the need to get up and move!!"