Carlos Vega – Art of the Messenger (2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Carlos Vega - Art of the Messenger (2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Carlos Vega
Album: Art of the Messenger
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2021
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:15:06
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 1,44 GB


1. Carlos Vega – Art of the Messenger (07:44)
2. Carlos Vega – Bird’s Word (07:22)
3. Carlos Vega – Ode to the Patient Observer (05:13)
4. Carlos Vega – Across the Ocean (06:55)
5. Carlos Vega – Don’t Forget to Ask (05:54)
6. Carlos Vega – Something to Say (05:59)
7. Carlos Vega – Oh (05:23)
8. Carlos Vega – The Owl (05:50)
9. Carlos Vega – Who Cooks for You (08:19)
10. Carlos Vega – Heed the Call (09:41)
11. Carlos Vega – Serenata for Bela (06:42)


Chicago-based tenor saxophonist Carlos Vega taps into the energy of the hard bop movement of the late 50s, with this quintet session that channels the vision of Art Blakey’s iconic Jazz Messengers. Filtering Blakey’s forward thrusting style through his Puerto Rican heritage and extensive time spent with latin and salsa bands in his native Miami, Vega’s concept reveals itself on the driving opening cut, “Art of the Messenger.” Propelled by the powerful rhythms of drummer Xavier Breaker, bassist Josh Ramos and pianist Stu Mindeman anchor the quintet throughout the session, with trumpeter Victor Garcia joining Vega on this formidable front line. Subsequently, Vega turns this hard bop powerhouse on its collective ear with “Bird’s Word,” a rousing latin jazz homage to Charlie Parker. Vega’s take on the hard bop lineage incorporates stops in Chicago and Miami, allowing his mentors to clearly speak through his work. His take on the lexicon through these eleven originals is in no way nostalgic, but expressively looking forward through the lens of personal history.Saxophonist Carlos Vega’s band crackles…crafty arrangements, spirited group interplay, and ear-grabbing freshness and spontaneity in their soloing. – All About Jazz

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