Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser unleash a Latin jazz summit for the ages!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Latin jazz and Brazilian song while exploring Cuban, Puerto Rican and Uruguayan influences, the Latin jazz train rolls on with Talisman from Sammy Figuerora and Glaucia Nassar. Those of you familiar with my work and roll in my musical mafia know of my love for Latin music and Talisman is simply the icing on the cake.
The styles and genre bending of this incredible duo is rare, Latin and Brazilian with an African rhythm is a bit left of center when we discuss hybrids. Talisman embraces this hybrid and magnificently joins genres together for a synergy that moves past the conventional limitations placed on artists by the main stream media. Language barrier? No...The music moves past the stereotype and is a welcoming presence as compared to other artists that have tried and crashed and burned. The songs here are not knock offs but instead a deeper look inside the music. There is a chemistry, an almost undeniable musical freedom that permeates this release.
This is a deceptively subtle recording with great depth and nuanced flavors that allow Nasser's vocals to take flight while Sammy keeps everyone on the straight and narrow.
An amazing recording packing a flavorful punch!
Tracks: Quando Eu Canto; Encontro; E Quando Quero; Talisma; Ilu-Aye; Mandella; Abrigo; Um Olhar De for a; Boca De Siri; Passos.