Filed under: Asterisk, Spirit Free | Tags: 2011, Asterisk, Fusion, Jazz, Las Vegas, Spirit Free
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.
And the track list:
01. Isis Unveiled
04. Guardian Angel
05. Spirit Free
06. Dear Latin Friend
08. Starship (Alternate Take)