DAVID LONGORIA The Journey
Dynamically fusing stylistic ideas from his classical background and a distinctive flair for melody and jazz improvisation with today’s freshest cutting edge dance vibes, David Longoria builds upon the momentum of his Latin-driven 2013 album Baila! with his groundbreaking new album The Journey.
Bookending the collection with two unique versions of “Angels,” a 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards winner for Best EDM Song, the versatile trumpeter and composer goes on a full throttle exploration of his hybrid sound. David jokes about the invention of TDM (Trumpet Dance Music) as a new sub genre. Two years in the making, it’s a unique, one of a kind album that showcases Longoria’s horn playing amidst a high energy, rhythmic EDM soundscape.
“Like many of the jazz musicians I grew up admiring, including Miles Davis, I’m always looking to create musical ideas and sounds that haven’t been done before and that are relevant to what’s happening today,” David says. “EDM is everywhere these days, but the people listening and dancing to it may not know how well it works with jazz and instrumental pop. I wanted to introduce to them just what a live trumpet can do with catchy, accessible melodies. I knew people would be interested in the sound, but I wanted to make it the foundation of a concept that tied every tune together. There’s one thing we all have in common – we’re all on a journey
The tone of his trumpet is reminiscent of that of both Herb Alpert and Arturo
Sandoval. He is an exceptional trumpet player and he demonstrates his
expertise continually with each song that he performs. He is also a very
skilled vocalist who communicates wonderfully with an audience.
- Katrina-Casey Wheeler, Jazzreview.com (Jun 05, 2008)
Rarely does an instrumentalist make his way through the endless loops and
samples of modern dance music