Gerardo Frisina - Moving AheadSchema Records
Schema records has become the home for infectious groove based Latin Jazz recordings and DJ/Producer Gerado Frisina is a major reason for that. "Moving Ahead", his latest release is loaded not only with Latin Jazz but Dub, electronica and Afro Cuban rhythms. Like his previous albums, Frisina has surrounded himself with an all star lineup of superb musicians. Ermesto Lopez's sizzling percussion is the ignition to "Marombo", a tune originally featured on last years EP. Lopez's percussion combined with Alfonso Deidda's baritone sax is simply hypnotic on "Face The Music". "Nalhl's Son" features Haruna Kuyateh on the Kora. Frisina discovered Kuyateh, a native of Gambia by chance while walking the streets of Milan where his playing caught his attention. It will certainly catch yours too. "Moving Ahead" is an instant party starter with fourteen tracks will have you moving and groovin. It evokes images of a bygone era of crowded dance floors and live jazz bands filling a room. You'll no doubt enjoy this album no matter how you consume it.
Reg Dancy, 12/20