Title - 'Transformation'
Artist - Bernie Mora & Tangent
For those not in the know, Bernie Mora (& Tangent) is a Texas-based Guitarist / Composer. Having released his debut CD for Rhombus Records in 2013 (Dandelion), we now get the musical delights of his new album, Transformation.
Showcasing en masse of tracks that embody Mora's guitar talents enveloping elements of Jazz / Fusion / Latin/ Funk and Rock styles, to make something all his own, Mora has once again used some of the best musicians in El Paso and Los Angeles for this incredibly vibrant new album.
Featuring Mora (Guitar/Composer), Robert Vance (Bass), Doc Anthony (Drums), along with Doug Webb (Saxes), Lee Thornburg (Trumpet), Corey Allen (Keyboards), Charles Godfrey (Percussion), and Brian Bromberg (Upright and Fretless Bass on 'Take Me Away'), Transformation shines new light on an old school Texas guitar slingers work.
1. Chump Change 2. You Betcha 3. Blue Moon Funk 4. For Cryin' out Loud 5. Take That 6. Whisper 7. Reckess 8. Psychopants 9. Take Me Away.
This highly unique music experience, a true must for all their fans, begins with the vibrantly upbeat 'Chump Change', and continues onward with the perky hot flashes of 'You Betcha' and the soft show shuffle of both 'Blue Moon Funk', and then the passionate 'For Cryin' out Loud'.
As the album progresses, it becomes very clear, very quickly that no matter what your musical genre passion is, this album will ignite the spirit of life within you. The romantic swing / sway of 'Take That' is next, and is backed by the late night, rain falling, saxophone-inspired love affair 'Whisper.' The break neck 'Reckless' takes ahold of you and threatens to never let go, before the drum-backed 'Psychopants' and then finally, the most mellow the album gets, 'Take Me Away' is brought forth.