June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky are reviewed by Jazzweekly

June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky: Love Tango

Rich toned vocalist and classy pianist Alex Nakhimovsky lead a 4 member rhythm team, 3 member string section and horn section respectively through a breezy collection of irresistible sambas and beyond.

Romantic Brazilian pulses are delivered sweetly by Bisantz through a mix of samba and strings on “This Reverie, while Middle East percussion goes to South America on a peppy “Eleven Note Samba” and suave “It’s You,” the latter featuring some hip guitar work by Norman Johnson riding the surf of Matt Dwonszyk’s bass. The strings give a rich parlor mood on “Prelude to a Wish” and crate an ocean form for Steve Davis’ trombone on with Bisantz and Nakhumovsky in a sensuous mood for “Ocean Dreams.” Some gypsy flavors take you to a campfire with violin and guitar sauntering with Bisantz on the celebratory title track whereas the co-leaders show that they can get into a restrained mood on the lovely and deliciously tender “A Wish That Came True.” A strong outing with new South American sounds.

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