Raquel Cepeda is reviewed by Jazzweekly with Passion “Latin Jazz”

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Raquel Cepeda

JAZZWEEKLY

Raquel Cepeda: Passion-Latin Jazz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the title, isn’t “Passion” and “Latin Jazz” a bit redundant? Especially with Raquel Cepeda at the vocals?

Cepeda sings like she’s been on an iv drip of South American coffee with a core team of Adriano Santos/dr, Thomas Helton/b, Cassio Duarte/perc and a rotating tam of guests. She’s bold and beautiful singing in Portuguese with Ernesto Vega’s soprano sax on a sensuous read of “Berimbau” while her English carries a torch on “From Afar” and gets urgent on a modal take of Cole Porter’s “Easy To Love.” As far as singing in Spanish, she bares her soul with Omar Martinez/tp and Ernesto Vega/fl on “Lloraras” and slithers across the floor on “Mil Congojas” while giving a bacchanal urgency to a bright colored take of Ellington’s “Caravan” that cruises like a 57 Chevy on Saturday night. This lady sings with penetrating eyes.

www.raquelcepedamusic.com

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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