The long and sometimes tumultuous crossing from 2008 to 2009 is finally over.
We are here...awaiting promise, peace, and healing for ourselves individually, nationally, and globally.
How was anyone to know a main ingredient to that would come in a CD packed with soulful and gorgeous selections by an intuitive Guitarist Greg Poree and his exquisite ensemble?
Greg's latest CD "Inventions" is a collection of imaginative pieces that call for reflecting, reminiscing, restoring, rousing, smiling and celebrating a new year, new beginning and his new CD.
Here's a sneak peak into the gifts presented with Greg Poree on Guitar, Bandoneon, Percussion, Patch Synthesizer, and Programming.
He was joined in his musical enterprise by the following musicians.
Karen Briggs, Paul Cartwright, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on Violin
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Viola
Frances Livings on Vocals
Robert Kyle on Tenor Sax, Cabasa, Pandera
Zane Musa on Soprano and Alto Sax
Ryan Cross, Ken Wild on Double Bass
Derek Frank, Keith Jones on Fretless Bass
Trey Henry on Electric Bass
Carlos Dominguez on Electric Upright Bass
Patrice Rushen, Bryan Pezzone on Piano
Patrice Rushen on Electric Piano
John Nau on Keyboards
Mumyungo Jackson, Michito Sanchez on Cajon
Mumyungo Jackson on Pandera
David Leach on Bongo, Percussion, Conga, Clave, Triangle, Shaker
Quentin Denard on Drums
Nick Ariondo on Accordion
They have created art that is simply wonderful to experience over and over again.
"Fresh Air" and "Bach Minuet au Poree" are invigorating pieces featuring Paul Cartwright on violin in superb fashion with a hint of forbidden classical mixed into the groove.
"Traveler" and "Bring it on" includes the amazing Patrice Rushen on Piano with a bluesy and spirit-filled message in her lush solos and accompaniment.
Tunes for thought were "A Meianoche", "Fernando", “Its Time for Spring" and "Anti-Biotic" all exemplified sounds with flavors of indigenous and global fragrances and tastes.
The vocal savors of Frances Livings and magical intonation of each percussion, rhythm, and string musician - Michito, David, Nick, Robert, Derek, Carlos, Ken, Munjungo, Ryan, Keith, Trey, Miguel, was euphoric.
Horns, Tenor, Soprano, and Alto Sax, are not to be denied on many of these fabulous pieces. Zane and Robert are priceless in delivery.
Piano addicts are sure to get a rush from Patrice on piano and Electric Piano and Bryan on Piano.
The CD lays out each piece with splendid fervor accenting joy, contemplation and elation in a quiet and fiery way. The contrasts are beautiful and all unique.
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Keep groovin' in 2009!