Javier Vercher – Wish You Were HereApril 10, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Francisco Mela, Javier Vercher, Larry Grenadier, Lionel Loueke, Sam Yahel, thejazzpage.com, Wish You Were Here
Saxophonist Javier Vercher blends the sound of the avant-garde with the more traditional fair for a thoroughly enticing recording. Wishing You Were Here is a compelling document of the compositional and playing talents of the Brookyln-based Vercher, who wrote all but one of tunes on the production. Additionally, the grade-A musicianship of guitarist Lionel Loueke (who contributes vocal accompaniment and one of the tunes), bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Francisco Mela and keyboardist Sam Yahel really complement Vercher’s rich warm tone and ethereal sonic forays. An outstanding musical venture .
Click to listen to a clip of “Blue Heron”:
Tracks: Vivi, Wish You Were Here, Magicians of Sound, Ears of a Distant Traveler, Blue Heron, Ahi Donde Vive Joe, Style & Grace.