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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Florencia Gonzalez: Between Loves

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On her second album as a leader, the sumptuous and intimate Between Loves, Montevideo born and New York based saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez elegantly merges a refreshingly innovative spontaneity and a mesmerizing Latin romanticism. The result is a thematically cohesive and multi-textured release that crackles with boppish energy as it draws on motifs from her native culture.For instance “Women Dreaming of Escape" opens as a tense and passionate tango. Gonzalez's thick, organic tenor leads the brass duo in hypnotic, ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Florencia Gonzalez: Between Loves

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Uruguay-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez wrote the material that appears on this album during her first years in the United States. That time period found her focusing on narrowing geographical and artistic divides, creating music that exists between worlds. Gonzalez's debut album--Woman Dreaming Of Escape (Self Produced, 2012)--found her working out her compositional personality with a big band. Here, she goes with a three-horns-plus-rhythm sextet, but the band often sounds bigger. A good case in point ...