Lush and warm atmospheres are created by Erik Charlston, as he plays vibes, marimba and even sings a bit with a suave team of Ted Nash/fl-sax-cl, Mark Soskin/p, Jay Anderson/b, Rogerio Boccato/dr and Keita Ogawa/perc.

Tropical marimba veers into a rich salsa for Nash’s alto on the cool toned “Voz E Vento” with a post bop percussion simmering for Nash on “Maracatu Blue.” A coy “Fatima” combines wood blocks and clarinet with a lovely flute floating over the percussion on “Nem Um Talvez.” Charlston’s voice is earthy for the folk-themed “Alegria Do Vaqueiro” and emotive as the team saunters during “A Gandaia Das Ondas/Pedra E Area.” The team shows bop chops with good vibes on “Aquela Coisa” and a sensuous samba features the breezy melodica provided by Soskin during “A Fala Da Paixo.” Summer breezes!

Hermeto: Voice And Wind

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