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Black Orpheus by The New Acoustic Collective

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Album Title: Amor en Ritmo
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Duration: 01:09:00


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About the Album

"Black Orpheus" featuring Melissa Garay & Thomas Cassell is the 2nd single release towards The NAC's upcoming new acoustic latin music fusion record; "Amor en Ritmo"! It features the wonderful vocal stylings by professional vocalist and Bay Area triple threat composer, arranger, and producer; Melissa Garay. Additionally, it features Circus No. 9's Mandolinist, Band Leader, and National Mandolin Champion; Thomas Cassell in a uniquely energetic and beautiful modern rendition of the Bonfá bossa nova classic standard! You may hear flamenco, bossa nova, latin jazz, salsa, dawg music, and more in this rendition! Press: “It sounds very good, fresh style and great playing of Jason and his band!!! Enrique Coria Professional Guitarist Former Guitarist & Member; David Grisman Quintet https://acousticdisc.com/enrique-coria/ "An exquisite blend of Bolero, salsa, and flamenco complemented by outstanding musical performances on guitar, vocals, and trumpet. Jason and The New Acoustic Collective have really captured multiple styles of Latin music all rolled into one song!” Jeff Lewis Professional Jazz Trumpet Player Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Trumpet and Director of Latin Jazz Ensemble, San Jose State University “Last week I listened to The New Acoustic Collective’s previous single like ten times in a row, so I was really excited to get my hands on their recording of Black Orpheus! Right out of the intro I was captivated. As I expected, there is masterful playing and vocals and a really great arrangement. Get a copy right away and put on some good headphones. You will love it!” Nate Lee Professional Mandolinist Recording Artist Educator For more music by The New Acoustic Collective, please visit https://newacousticcollective.bandcamp.com/music

Song Listing

"Bolero de Viaje" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by J. Keiser, "Damascus" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by W. Rice, "Um Abração" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by J. Keiser, "Black Orpheus" (feat. Melissa Garay & Thomas Cassell) by L. Bonfá, "Poirot's Predicament" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by J. Keiser, "Pequeña Avé" (feat. Melissa Garay & Thomas Cassell) music by J. Keiser, lyrics by M. Garay, "Mugavero" (feat. Mike Mullins) by J. Carlini, "Dawg's Cha Cha" (feat. Jim Kerwin & Thomas Cassell) by J. Keiser, "Mobius Mambo" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by T. Rice, "Entre Dos Aguas" (feat. Thomas Cassell) by. P. Lucia


Additional Personnel

Jason Keiser: Guitar, Producer, Composer, Band Leader; Rodrigo Ruiz: Double Bass; Nathaniel Grohmann: Cello; Jacob Jackman: Trumpet/Flügelhorn; Special Guests in order of appearance: Thomas Cassell (Mandolin 9 of 10 tracks); Melissa Garay: Vocals on tracks 4 & 6; Mike Mullins: Mandolin on track 7; Jim Kerwin: Double Bass on track 8.

Date featured

May 22, 2022

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