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Camila Meza: Following what the music has to say

Read "Camila Meza: Following what the music has to say" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Since the success of her 2016 effort Traces, Chilean-raised and New York-based guitarist Camila Meza has been incresingly gaining more recognition in today's jazz-guitar demographics. In addition to the all-star cast comprised of the likes of Shai Maestro, Matt Penman and Kendrick Scott, it is also the sense of sophistication and singularity in composition that defined her last record and made it her most balanced outing to date. In light of the ongoing Pannonica-project, brought to life and led by ...

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Camila Meza: Traces

Read "Traces" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Try to process and pin down the meaning of Camila Meza's mien in any number of pictures included in this package and you may come up empty. But it's not for lack of expression there. It's for the exact opposite reason. Meza projects countless thoughts and moods--both complementary and contradictory in nature--within a single image, and it's the same with her music. She's extremely colorful in her methods and means of expression, creating rich and enchanting concoctions that project longing, ...


Giant Steps EP 2

Episode 2 No Respect. Kim is confronted with discrimination in jazz education while working at the Jazz Elders Foundation. Bid Daddy reams Manny for booking two singers at the same time and Mickey gets no respect in the movie business. Cast Mickey Bass, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Gregory Charles Royal, Mark 'Icewater' Gross, Paul Tafoya as 'Manny', Kimberly Singh, Zari Veres Royal and Marist Veres Royal -with James Zollar -trumpet, Bobby Lavell,- tenor sax Anthony Wonsey- piano, Mark Johnson - drums and Billy Johnson - bass.