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Let Your Light Shine On / Nicola Conte

Nicola Conte - Let Your Light Shine On

MPS

Once known as simply a DJ/Producer, Nicola Conte has turned himself into a credible guitarist as well. "Let Your Light Shine On", his first release for MPS records showcases his own playing along with his band Spiritual Galaxy. The band members are a accomplish group who are joined by an A-list of guest stars. Together they blaze through an array of jazz infused Afro soul compositions. Trombonist Glantuca Petrella's coloring behind the beautiful vocals of Bridgette Amofah on the sun drenched "Space Dimensions" is a delight. Another lovely voice, Zara Mac Farlane serenades us with her tender vocals on the soulful sublime "Ogun". "Mystic Revolution" and "Me Do Wo" are two mellow Afrobeat tunes that feature trumpeter Theo Coker and alto saxophonist Logan Richardson. Every track stands on it's own and worth playing throughout. Conte's sparkling release emanates positive vibes during restless times and makes for a joyful listen.

Reg Dancy, 06/18