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Weekly roundup of new releases. July 20.20

For Ornette Album cover.For Ornett, EP by Don Malfon Juan Castañón ,Itzám Cano and Chacal del Tamborazo  Released by a quartet formed in mid-July 2015, one month after the death of jazz saxman Ornette Coleman. They played two concerts then locked themselves in a room until they had a superb EP of jazz – and a lot more. In storage for 4 years, the group released it on Bandcamp  today. If you love experimental jazz, this is a must for your collection.  Available on Bandcamp https://juancastanon.bandcamp.com/album/for-ornette

Enjambre album cover“DIVERGENCIA”, single by Enjambre ,  California rock band whose members are native from Zacatecas, Mexico. Melodic rock in Spanish with precise guitar riffs,  heavy synth overlays, a bit of distortion,  and addictive  vocals.  Will get under your skin in a good way. Universal Music, Mexico. Stream on Spotify.

 

Ramos and MorenoLady Grinning Soul, single by Mireya Ramos and Gaby Moreno. Two female singer/songwriter powerhouses team up for a captivating bilingual alternative love ballad that is comfortable with anyone, anywhere in the world.  Usually seen in the Latin Grammy-winning mariachi, Flor De Toloache, Ramos, voice brings such urgency to this song.  Breathtaking. Stream on Spotify.

 

The Bacon BrothersThe Way We Love, album by The Bacon Brothers. Good ol’ fashioned rock and roll, love songs, travelling music and everything wonderful that a guitar can do. Ten songs that explore those intimate relationships with the people and ideals that become a source of both purpose and passion as only these two star brothers can do. On all digital platforms.

 

J.I. Prince of New YorkWelcome to GStar, vol.1, EP by the late  J.I. the Prince of N.Y. J.I. was a genius in songwriting, producing and making music t in rap and R&B.  This EP explores that talent featuring collaborations with Lil Durk and Latin Trap artist, Myke Towers, moving through love songs with raps and reggaeton.  An addictive earworm. Complete with video “ Beautiful Girl”.  On all digital platforms.

 

Hope Yur are Alright. Elsten TorresHope You are Alright, video/singe Elston Torres. The Grammy-winning songwriter and singer cheer us up with a We are the World-style video and a toe-tapping song that you will whistle all day.  So much fun, and so necessary.  Kudos and thank, Elsden Torres.  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-q4qLAkQiM&feature=youtu.be.

 

Mikey Wax album cover

Stay Together, single by Mikey Wax (ft. Renata Baiocco) lovely trap-propelled pop song resilience in a relationship. Great chemistry between Wax and Baiocco in an uplifting ballad you can’t help but love. Available on Apple Music and Spotify.

 

Lido Pimienta“ESO QUE TU HACES” Austra Genocracy remix,  by Lido Pimienta. Brilliantly mixed by the Canadian Austra, this version of the single from Pimiento’s Miss Columbia album blends electronic sounds with Lido’s famous voice powered by reggaeton and cumbia. It will move your feet and make you think – as with everything Lido does. On all digital platforms

 

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About musicfridaylive (172 Articles)
Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist and radio broadcaster based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is a cyclist, dancing fiend and also likes to watch his friend drag race. He has relaunched his LA-based radio show Music Friday Live as Music Sin Fronteras- Music Without Borders - from Mexico - tune in every Friday at 1 pm Central

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