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Another ace dasher lighting the way for thoughts on ABUSA (America Before United States of America), with a wild and igniting sax feature.
Subtle Disguise would not have come to actualization were it not for Locke's collaborators: Locke states that, "Raul Midón's contribution was essential to the project. His vast musical knowledge combined with his deep understanding of the Blues make him a unique artist. The same can be said of guitarist Adam Rogers; he dips into a lot of different stylistic territory on this album, and he's always brilliant, honest and deeply communicative. David Binney brings the fire, pure and simple. His contributions raise the bar on the tracks he graces. All three of these musicians are people I've been looking to work with for a long time. Having them together here made this project even more special for me," explained Locke. "Jim Ridl, Lorin Cohen and Samvel Sarkisyan, who form the core of this band, have been hugely important to the development of this project since its inception. Each a formidable musician in his own right, together they function as a tight-knit unit of kindred spirits. This is the quartet I have wanted for a long time. I'm grateful to them for their unflagging commitment to this music."
Red Cloud; Who Killed Davey Moore?; Subtle Disguise; Make Me Feel Like It's Raining; Rogues of America; Motherless Children; Safe and Sound (At the Edge of the Milky Way); Blondie Roundabout; A Little More Each Day.
Joe Locke: vibraphone; Jim Ridl: piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers; Lorin Cohen: acoustic bass, electric bass; Samvel Sarkisyan: drums; Raul Midon: vocals (2, 6), guitar (2); Adam Rogers: guitar (1, 3, 6-8); David Binney: alto saxophone (1, 5, 8, 9); Alina Engibaryan: vocals (9).
October 16, 2018
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