Fantastic work from Carlos Nino
– and a great return to the kind of highly collaborative projects that made him one of the key spiritual jazz talents to emerge in the 21st Century! The record's a shift from some of the quieter, more contemplative work that Carlos
has given us of late – and it blends together his own work on a variety of keyboards and percussion with key contributions from different artists on every track – really basking in the kind of global connections that Carlos
has helped foster over the years, very much in the spirit of the International Anthem label too! As with Nino
's other work, and the IA roster of artists, there's a feel here that's very much beyond jazz – instrumental improvisation in so many different modes – with work from Jamael Dean on piano and organ, Sam Gendel on vibes and alto, Nate Mercereau on guitar, Dntel on electronics, Adam Rudolph on percussion, Laraaji on zither, Maire Williams on drums, and Shabaka Hutchings on tenor. Titles include "Now The Background Is The Foreground", "Thanking The Earth", "Salon Winds", "Ripples Reflection Loop", "Pleasewakeupalittlefaster", "Nightswimming", "Togetherness", and "Iasos 79 Til Infinity".
(Indie exclusive "Water Spirits" vinyl pressing!)