Here in Portland, it’s Summer! It was been in the 80s all weekend and was 88 yesterday, (a new record high, hottest May 14 ever), glorious heat and sun, and believe me, we’ve been enjoying it. So I decided it was time to crank up the summer music and when I think hot Summer weather and music, I think of steaming Latin Jazz.
Friend and frequent participant here at Bullhorn Jeff Meyerson had sent me a link to the live feed for Jazzfest in New Orleans and I watched a good bit of it, including most of a great set by Rodrigo y Gabriela, a Cuban guitar-jazz group that blew me away with their guitar playing and musicality. I bought (downloaded) this album and a couple others soon after and have been playing them a lot the last couple of days. Really great stuff. So get out the Sangria, cold white wine, frosty beer or your favorite summertime beverage and have a listen.
Click the link for one of their best on U-Tube (sorry about the commercial but you can skip it after 5 seconds.) You can preview this and their other albums on either A-zon or iTunes.