Mission of Love by Anton Commissaris: Review
“Mission of Love” is a smooth jazz piece by Anton Commissaris, whose melodic flair never ceases to amaze. The artist’s vocal craft involves spoken word that pays homage to vintage jazz music. A gripping tale unfolds as Anton sings his way through “Mission of Love”, all the while piano rhythms, brass sections, and a tenor sax tag along.
Anton’s song and vocal facets are reminiscent of classic Sinatra setpieces from the good old days. Mission of Love’s essence has the right amount of nostalgia infused with a jazz outfit. Within that structure, a playful piano accompanies the singer and follows a steady tempo. The songwriting elements are quite touching, and in cohesion with the rhythm portions, a delightful balance is formed. Particularly those segments where the piano and drums trade-off and progress to the brass and woodwind sections. All of it had a nice ring to it, and the chemistry was top-notch.
As mentioned earlier, Anton’s vocal chops have a dynamic pertaining to vintage jazz setpieces. However, the artist incorporates a style of his own, and hearing it was indeed pleasant. Aside from its classic jazz sound, “Mission of Love” is also easy-listening at its finest. It’s the ideal track to hear while dining out with that special someone. On a similar note, the track might befit the perfect scene of two strangers locking eyes across the room. When they finally do speak, the instrumental trade-offs in “Mission of Love” can represent a genuine connection blooming.
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Review by: Damien Reid