Hector Martignon -|- Refugee – [Zoho Music, 2007]
On May 8th, 2007, ZOHO records will release the long awaited new CD by Hector Martignon, REFUGEE you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four of the world’s best bassists ( Eddie Gomez, Richard Bona, John Benitez and Matthew Garrison) plus four of the best drummers (Jeff “Tain” Watts, Willard Dyson, Horacio “Negro” Hernandez and Dafnis Prieto) along with great invited guests (Kenny Barron, Mark Whitfield, Sammy Figueroa, Edgardo Miranda, Roberto Quintero and others) all in this, FOREIGN AFFAIR’S latest collection of original compositions and arrangements of beautiful standards.
Few things are more rewarding for me as a musician than to hear my music performed by some of the greatest jazz instrumentalists in the world. I have been lucky to have several of them play regularly in my band. Most of the tunes on Refugee, my third CD but first on the ZOHO label, were composed and arranged with one or more of the featured performers in mind. We recorded two tunes each in four separate sessions. There was different personnel in each session, each representing four different moments in the continuing evolution of my band Foreign Affair.
For instance, I wrote Eddie’s Ready thinking about the great 1970s Bill Evans Trio recordings that I devoured (and still do) in the early stages of my development as a musician. The unmistakable sound of bassist Eddie Gomez was just as appealing to my ears as was Bill Evans’ piano. Eddie made my tune his own, enveloping it with his unmistakable sound and imagination.
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