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Sunday October 22nd 2017

L.A. Carpool – Malibu Sunrise

L.A. Carpool – Malibu Sunrise

We recently received this new cut (Malibu Sunrise) and scheduled time to take it for a spin, as usual, the long drive up New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway which for me is the perfect setting; just roll up the windows, turn up the A/C, slip in the CD and crank up the volume.

L.A. Car Pool’s Enzo Villaparedes (Trumpet) and soon to be heard onthe release of “Spill the Wine” Scheila Gonzales on Sax.

Now in all honesty we’ve heard from L.A. Carpool before so it did not come as a total surprise when Jack emailed me their latest creation.  At first listen (iPhone, yep bought into it; beats the android hands down!), I said ok, a descarga cha cha cha style (a jam session, and this style of music is cha cha cha). But upon hearing the flute solo, I immediately thought the style sounded very much like our friend Fay Roberts of “Charangoa” fame.  After reading the accompanying email, it was confirmed! Shout out to Fay!!The new cut is entitled “Malibu Sunrise” written by Jack Gold (ASCAP) Cindy Garcia (ASCAP); Publishing Management: Parc and Laurier Music. The music features Fay Roberts (Charangoa) on Flute, Enzo Villaparedes (Trumpet); Piano: Albeniz Quintana; Guitar: Frank Garcia (Guitar Solo), and Ray Pizzi; Timbales, Percussion: Richie Gajate-Garcia; Conga: Jack Gold; Bass Trombone: Guillermo Guzman; Sax: Tristan Garcia.

Malibu Sunrise is what I consider “ear candy”, with great solo performances.  By this I mean that in my opinion the song departs from traditional Latin Jazz into a modernistic west coast Latin influenced mix that progresses from the traditional cha-cha-cha into a somewhat reminiscent Santanaish vibe (we’ll term it as: Cali Latin Vibe).   Overall the tune is very catchy, a modern cha-cha-cha that will surely keep listeners engaged with the ability to cross genre’s reaching wider listener audiences. The combination results in an addictive sound; kudos guys, good production, complex arrangements.

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