Let's Just Go...

Frank Colon

My music moves your body and soothes your soul. It raises consciousness, brings people together and promotes peace.

- José Arimateia: Trumpet - Estevão Lima: Bass - Luana Mallet: Vocals - Kleyton Martins: Keyboards - Cristiano Rocha: Drums - Frank Colón: Percussion, Programming

Once again, I learned from this song that an artist, at times, must be flexible while conducing the process of their creation to its completion. While Wayne Shorter affirms that “No song of mine is ever finished…they’re ALL works in progress!” (…and, maybe he’s right?!), I strive hard to keep my grooves real tight, both in the studio as performing “live”! And, curiously, I'm more liable to taking musical chances in the studio than in a "live" performance! From personal experience, I've noticed that in order to be really loose on stage and have it still function cohesively, you have to have the same band for a good period of time. And, that's something that I've never had, as my bands have all come together to fulfill a specific mission, like a tour or a recording or a show.

But, I digress…

I originally wrote this as a piece for a harp soloist. And my original tracks had a symphony harp as the lead voice. But, as I went along, the song kept getting more boudoir-like, more reminiscent of a Latino film-noir seduction dance-scene rather than the celestial, pious tones of the harp.

So, I scratched the “harp idea” and decided to bring in a fresh Carioca trumpet player - José Arimateia - instead. I had called him so he’d record a couple of other songs, but his tone and his vibe uplifted the session, so I had him take a pass at “Let’s Just Go…”, and he took it to where I wanted it to go. Singer, Luana Mallet, stopped by the studio, heard what we were doing and got into it,,, so I had her cut the vocal track that my partner, Daniel, and I had been “hearing” for about a week. She went inside the studio and got it on her second take!

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