Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Week of Picks (Thursday)
"Funkengruven" serves as a fine introduction to Kevin Coelho. One can hear, even at the age of 16 (he turns 17 in late August), he has begun to absorb his influences and find his own voice. Jackson and Dicenzo not only give great support but display their own formidable chops. On top of that, they are having a great time and it shows in the playful interactions on a chestnut like "Tangerine" and in the Latin groove on Randy Masters' "Chagalu." Will this music change the world? Probably not but the CD is a ton of fun, so turn it up and enjoy the ride. For more information, go to www.kevincoelho.com.
Here's a taste of the title tune, courtesy of Chicken Coup Records and IODA Promonet: