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Joe Fuentes: A Good Cup Of Joe

Jim Santella By

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Smooth jazz behind the delicate sounds of Joe Fuentes’ guitar color this session and offer a mild stimulant. The music includes background electric bass, additional guitars, keyboards, and programmed percussion; it’s music for relaxation, but with a powerful lead guitar wake-up call. The 35-year-old artist lives and works in San Francisco, where the jazz scene can still be heard going strong on any given night of the week. Overdubbing the accompaniment himself, Fuentes shows his versatility as bassist, pianist and drummer.

The demo disc provided by the artist consists of four originals with a carefree flavor and a hearty improvising guitar lead voice. Fuentes expresses with the pick in a manner that articulates sweetly, as the human voice does in most lyrical forms of music. The title track, "A Good Cup of Joe," offers Fuentes’ acoustic guitar as the lead voice with a jazzy backdrop including walking bass, drummer swinging the cymbals, and boppin’ horn effects from the keyboard. The recording is still in production and not yet available; but if the remaining tracks are anything like the title track, Fuentes’ third album will be a huge success. More information about the artist may be found at http://www.dnai.com/~fuentesj.


Track Listing: Slow Brew; After Dinner; Down Polk Street; A Good Cup Of Joe.

Personnel: Joe Fuentes- acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, keyboards, drums, percussion.

| Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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