Friday, January 22, 2016

Chinchano - Un Cambio (2016)

Label: Skiptone Music
Source: Cdbaby 

Chinchano, Chicago's exciting original music ensemble that fuses Peruvian folk rhythms with modern jazz, is presenting their second album, "Un Cambio". Rich in both intricate improvisation, and flowing, through-composed arrangements, the music is heart-warming and thought-provoking, and may even move your heels. The new album is available and features compositions by percussionist/bandleader Juan Pastor, and pianist Stu Mindeman. "Un Cambio", which follows the critically-acclaimed self-titled first album, explores new territory for Chinchano, featuring Marquis Hill on trumpet, Rich Moore on saxophone, and Patrick Mulcahy on bass.

“The tunes feature continuously evolving structures and shimmering harmonies fueled by joyous Peruvian grooves not commonly encountered by Northern ears”

"...created a music of considerable textural complexity, but also unmistakable lyrical grace"
(Chicago Tribune).

1. Marea Alta 05:26
2. El Plebeyo 04:48
3. Festejo Desaparecido 06:59
4. Canchita 05:32
5. Vals (El Miedo a la Luz) 03:34
6. Pisando Tierra 06:12
7. Bluestejo 04:15
8. Micaela 07:22
9. Anhelando un Cambio 04:23

Juan Pastor, drums and percussion
Stu Mindeman, piano and keyboards
Rich Moore, alto saxophone
Marquis Hill, trumpet
Patrick Mulcahy, bass