Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Adios San Miguel" by Hopalong (Jazz Artist from Mexico)

RadioIndy is pleased to present Hopalong with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Adios San Miguel"

"Adios San Miguel" is a collaborative instrumental jazz album that incorporates a number of jazz subgenres skillfully crafted by Mexico's own Hopalong. Hopalong, stage name of José Luis Chagoyán, is the composer of most of the songs on this album and plays the upright bass by trade. To bring his compositions to life, Hopalong collaborated with a set of solid musicians on guitar, sax, drums, piano, and clarinet to span the jazz genre. The result is a great jazz album full of tight instrumentation and a great finger-snapping, melodic sound. "Adios San Miguel" also has a great production quality that fully brings each instrument to life and gives the listener the feeling that they are sitting in a candlelit jazz club listening to Hopalong & Company. "Jungle Blues" has a great bass lick that fuels the entire song, with the sax matching notes, and the piano and drums completing the standard jazz sound. "Lunas De Mama Mia" incorporates the acoustic guitar to give the song a great flamenco and jazz fusion feel and is an incredible display of musicianship. "Adios San Miguel" is a great collaborative effort drawn from Hopalong's mind's eye to create an instant classic. Jazz lovers, you're going to want to pick this one up.-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team
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