Numero Group: By The Numbers

Spirit Free – Plays Starship Now Available At Our Web-store
October 5, 2011, 9:16 pm
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After a few years of procrastinating, Numero’s first true jazz release finally gets it due on our Asterisk imprint and is available now (in stores on 11/1/11).  The brainchild of show musicians Ron Feuer, Santo Savino, Rick Davis and Orlando Hernandez—steady hands for several of the biggest names on the strip in the 70s—Spirit Free’s Plays Starship is one of the more intriguing musical discoveries to come out of Sin City.

Despite the strenuous schedules shuffling all over the Las Vegas strip and downtown night and day, the group stuck together  and created a sound that bucked the trends of current popular jazz trends in Las Vegas at the time. After being approached at a live show by local recording engineer Reice Hamel, the group committed it’s first and only musical artifact to wax. Hamel recorded them first at UNLV and then at his personal studio, the result being a future look into modern jazz’s direction into fusion.

Here’s a preview of one of the tracks, “Starship”:


And the track list:

01. Isis Unveiled

02. Vibrations

03. Starship

04. Guardian Angel

05. Spirit Free

Bonus tracks:

06. Dear Latin Friend

07. Horizon

08. Starship (Alternate Take)