Greg Diamond: Rebulico
Greg Diamond (guitar)
Dancando Com Ale (Chasm Records)
Greg Diamond (guitar),
Seamus Blake (tenor sax), Emilio Solla (piano), Edward Perez (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums), Arturo Stable (percussion).
Composed by Greg Diamond.
Recorded: Hampton, NJ, December 9, 2007
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
Guitarist Greg Diamond plays with an assured and warm tone. Saxophonist Seamus Blake brings to mind Paul Desmond. The rhythm section is stellar. But it's the brilliant unison work that makes "Rebulico" worth a listen. Diamond and Blake fly through their lines at breakneck speed. Later on, Diamond takes a beautiful solo that mixes single-note runs and short chord solo passages. Blake's turn is similarly impressive. The intriguing thing about this composition is that it sounds very modern while retaining an obvious Latin flair.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski