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"Emerald Coast", from my New CD, "Latin Lounge"

"Emerald Coast" by Frank Colón

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    DELECTABLE TROPICAL EXOTICA FROM FRANK COLÓN DECEMBER 5, 2019  Frank Colón – Latin Lounge (Frank Colón, 2019)   Latin Lounge is the latest release from highly respected Puerto Rican-American percussionist Frank Colón. He has worked in the USA and Brazil, playing Latin jazz and salsa. On Latin Lounge, he delivers a deeply satisfying set of laid back tropical lounge pieces rooted in Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian and Argentine traditions along with gypsy jazz, funk and flamenco, adorned with soothing sounds of sea waves and other effects. The lineup on Latin lounge features an international cast of outstanding musicians, including well known names such as Brazilian flute maestro Carlos Malta and Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko. Personnel in alphabetical order: José Arimateia on trumpet; Raphael Batista on violin; Julio Falavigna on drums; Daniel Figueiredo on synthesizers; Jamie Glaser on acoustic guitar; Estevão Lima on bass; Jr. Lobbo on electric guitar; Luana Mallet on vocals; Carlos Malta on flute, bass flute; Kleyton Martins on keyboards; Roman Miroshnichenko on flamenco, electric and acoustic guitar; Elton Ricardo on Fender Rhodes; Christiano Rocha on drums; José Staneck on harmonica; Mateus Starling on electric guitar; Mateus Viano on accordion; Cristiano Veneza on violin, viola and cello; and Frank Colón on percussion, drums, vocals and programming.    Author: Angel Romero Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.” - Angel Romero

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    FRANK COLON, Latin  Lounge December 4, 2019                             Jonathan Widran Throughout his illustrious career as a sideman, veteran percussionist, Frank Colón, amped up the grooves behind everyone from The Manhattan Transfer and Aretha Franklin to Tania Maria. Yet the release of his multi-dimensional musical experience Latin Lounge – much too rhythmically eclectic and melodically fascinating a journey to simply call a “new album” – proves that he’s clearly been holding back. Don’t let the project’s use of the name “lounge” in the title lull you into thinking this is just a chill kind of affair. It’s anything but! The “lounge” that Colon has created is more of a meeting place for all sorts of genre-specific delights, from rock (the edgy, Santana-esque fusion jam, “The Whales of Bahia”) to spirited, sensual flamenco (“Spanish Heart”), a soulful, lighthearted “Samba Gitano” and the lushly romantic “Tango Lucumi.” Produced by Daniel Figueiredo and recorded in Rio, the 10-track “lounge” is also a cozy yet spirited gathering spot for the well-known Brazilian musicians who bring Colón’s visions to life – including trumpeter Jose Arimateia, flutist Carlos Malta and drummer Julio Falavigna. Other key sonic textures include harmonica, Fender Rhodes and accordion. You can certainly enjoy the dynamic twists and turns Colón and his friends create on their own merits – but the wise listener will hear the music as an open door to the reality Colón speaks of when he says, “The blend of musical cultures raises consciousness, brings people together and promotes peace.”   As a veteran music journalist, Jonathan Widran has been a regular contributor, reviewer, feature writer, columnist and/or editor for Music Connection, Wine and Jazz Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, All Music Guide, Singer/Songwriter Universe, SmoothJazz.com, Billboard.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and the Los Angeles Times” - Jonathan Widran