Sergio Pamies: What  Brought You Here?

Pianist and keyboardist Sergio Pamies mixes and matches with a core team of Young Heo/b, Lupe Barrera/dr and a collection of guests on rich and flowing collection of mostly originals. His touch on the ivories flow with delight on the book-ending treats of the title track, while Quamon Fowler’s tenor adds to some nice bop lines on”Our Man Andrew” and the molasses toned Ashleigh Smith delivers a cabaret read of “I Get A Kick Out of You” that slowly simmers into a CTI soul. There is soft romance in the air with trumpeter Pete Clagett on the glowing “Aun No Te Conozco” and sensuality with Brad King’s guitar during “El Hijo de la Portguesa.” Pamies’ switch to melodica on “Faltando Um Pedaco”  supports the lithe voice of Laura Bello with breezy tones, while bass and piano mourn with delightful agony on “Bem-Aventurado.” Rich and romantic swing.

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