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Roots Of Soul / Gabriele Poso

Gabriele Poso - Roots Of Soul

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Gabriele Poso’s sophomore release “Roots of Soul” is a wonderful record that blends Latin, African and other cultural rhythms together with sterling results, Poso is surrounded by an ensemble of multi-talented musicians that help his compositions take flight and you’re certain to enjoy the ride. For instance “Dona Flora” is a mid-tempo tune that features warm piano melodies from Giuseppe Magagnino while Poso culminates with a controlled flurry of rhythms ranging from percussions to congas and timbales. There are also a number of superb vocalists that add color to these compositions. Dionisia Cassiano vocals soar on the uplifting “With Me Come Fly” and Nailah Porter’s vocals will make you shiver on the beautiful ballad “A Night with You”. Gabriele’s debut “From The Genuine World” displayed so much promise and on “Roots Of Soul” he has definitely delivered. In turn he’s carving out his place as a superb percussionist as well as a great composer who merits serious attention.

Reg Dancy, 08/12