Romero: Live at Trinity Church
While many recordings in this genre have centered around superhuman agility, Live also focuses on explorations of harmonic space and rhythmic freedom. For a live record, this material tends to be surprisingly tight and deliberate; but, of course, the setting lends itself nicely to the exciting unpredictability of improvisation. Live is quite well-recorded, with intimacy and warmth. At times the vocal passages can be painfully reminiscent of recent sugary-sweet outings by the Metheny Group, but otherwise the instrumental performance is superlative.
Track Listing: El Reynado, Ausencias, La Sofia, Romance, Emocion, Vai, El Concierto.
Personnel: Romero: guitar and vocals; Mario Rodriguez: bass, background vocals, guitar; Oscar Feldman: soprano saxophone and flute; Gilad: percussion; Jorge Perez: cajon.
Record Label: M.E.G. Music
Style: Fringes of Jazz