A composition inspired by the greek mythological creature the
Chimera: “Who breathed raging fire, a creature fearful, great,
swift-footed and strong, who had three heads, one of a grim-eyed lion; in her hinderpart, a dragon; and in her middle, a goat, breathing forth a fearful blast of blazing fire.” (Homer, the Iliad.) This piece is playful and organically composed, put together in a somewhat similar way to the Chimera; a monster of a tune.
The track features: Roy McGrath: tenor sax; Justin Copeland: trumpet;
Mike Allemana: guitar; Kitt Lyles: bass; Gustavo Cortiñas: drums.
More on the record and the tune at www.gustavocortinasmusic.com
September 20, 2013
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I love jazz because it's sophisticated, international, atmospheric yet free, cool and warm.
I was first exposed to jazz through the sultry voice and flawless swing of my mother.
I met Mark Murphy, David Linx, Kurt Elling, and Youn Sun Nah.
The best show I ever attended was Youn Sun Nah in Paris.
The first jazz record I bought was Native Dancer by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento
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