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Rio Crystal

Label: Vectordisc Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Rio Crystal; This Heart; Junior; Lovesick; Motion Potion; Wakin' Up; YBB; Soul Mates.


Article: Album Review

Paul Colombo: Rio Crystal

Read "Rio Crystal" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Rio Crystal is the perfect title for this bright and clear, warm and sunny set led by guitarist Paul Colombo. Its frontline pairs Colombo's nimble guitar with keyboardist Ron Thomas, supported by bassist Andy Alonso and drummer Chris Loser, in a series of jazzy instrumental workouts. It's uncomplicated swing, and the emotional directness and honesty with ...


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Rio Crystal

Label: Vectordisc Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 04:37



Rio Crystal

Featuring the music of Paul Colombo
Duration: 5:58

“Rio Crystal” by Paul Colombo Group is a potpourri of contemporary jazz. From Latin, to swing, to fusion, to blues, to funk, to ballads. Too much variety? According to Dan McClenaghan, “It is unusual for a debut album to sound this assured, and to have such an unwavering cohesion of vision...” This video has excerpts from each of the eight original tracks.

Article: Album Review

Paul Colombo Group: Rio Crystal

Read "Rio Crystal" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Paul Colombo's debut, Rio Crystal, comes about because his fellow guitarist, Pat Martino, released an album called Pat Martino/Live! (Muse Records, 1972). When Colombo heard Martino's sound, the then fifteen year old aspiring musician's path to jazz artistry came into focus. The keyboardist on Martino's 1972 LP was Ron Thomas, who played Fender Rhodes ...


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