Tuesday, July 22, 2008
CD Review: Jacky And Strings - New Era
Jacky and Strings - New Era
2008, Jacky and Strings
Jacky Ambroise and Strings released their 5th album in 2008, entitled New Era. New Era is an acoustic-electronic hybrid featuring the flamenco and Spanish guitar styling of Ambroise. New Era covers influences from pop, rock, reggaeton/dancehall, flamenco and Spanish guitars. Ambroise is a master of his art, and brings his guitar chops to New Era in full effect.
I was very much looking forward to this album when it came, and I was not disappointed by Jacky Ambroise on guitar. I wasn't as excited about the electronic/dance elements to the recording, which seem to detract from the virtuoso guitar contained within. Highlights include Rosa Maria, The Groove Is On Fire, Yanvalooh and A Brasileria. The latter is my favorite on the album.
Jacky And Strings are an incredibly talented group. The songs are danceable and intriguing, and Jacky Ambroise has a special flair with his guitar that is not often seen in popular music. New Era is a nice treat.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Jackie and Strings at www.jackieandstrings.com. The website will offer a link where you can purchase New Era.