Dash (digital download)
CUATROGATO (FOUR CATS)
A warm, tropical breeze blows across the palm trees while you stroll Havana’s famous Malecón. There’s a good chance you hear the music from DASH – the latest release from Ansonica Records.
Recorded in Cuba, DASH was born from the vision of jazz and with the intent of fusing it with traditional rock, Cuban folk, and music from other traditions.
For Dash opens the album with propulsive drums and hook heavy Hammond B3 before igniting a propulsive jam that sets the tone for the rest of the recording.
Contrary to its title, Inertia moves between Andy Garcia Palacios’ laid back electric piano groove and Dayron Ortiz Jiménez’s ferocious electric guitar.
Drume Negrita and Cuando Ya No Estas layer Cuban flair over a slow jam. With exceptionally fluid guitar and drums sitting deep in the pocket, this is what sunset in Cuba sounds like.
DASH concludes with the rollicking melody of Easy Blues. Saloon style piano over Hernán Cortes Vilches’ funk heavy drums effortlessly bends genres while still sounding distinctly Cuban.