SaltmanKnowles Drops Brand New Jazz Song ‘Dororo’
The repertoire reaches far beyond these confines while maintaining the spirit and sensibility of classic jazz at its core; their original compositions show off two accomplished composers in fine form, while a selection of unexpected pop hits demonstrates what can be done with a variety of musical guests and a finely-tuned set of arranging skills.
Without sacrificing the richness or specificity of the jazz tradition, the arrangements of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’, and Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ are entertaining and catchy.
The original compositions, each with a backstory, transport the listener from modern jazz to slow, soulful blues and back with the help of a horn section.
With ‘Dororo’, a Japanese animated film, next to ‘Lotus and Frog’, the Chinese symbol for renewal, and the sage ‘The Gentle Art of Compassion’, Saltman’s offerings are multicultural.
Nate’s Advice was given over leisurely drinks at a bar, while Ruben is about one of Knowles’ most admired Black heroes: his brother. Both of these works are examples of Knowles’ emphasis on paying tribute and respect. His contribution to the album’s title track, a blues song that offers a philosophical way through life’s many ups and downs, is also noteworthy.
Their inclusive message shines through in both spirit and sound, extending a warm welcome to both the seasoned jazz enthusiast and the hesitant newcomer.
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