Title - 'Meuve Tu Cuerpo'
Artist - Denny Jiosa
For those not in the know, Danny Jiosa is an American guitarist and producer.
Jiosa was born in Huntington, Indiana and began playing guitar at the age of 7. In high school, he sang and played bass, trumpet, and French horn.
As an adult, he toured with Troy Shondell's band in the late 1970s before moving to Los Angeles, where he studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology and received lessons from Frank Gambale.
After graduating, he was a session musician in Nashville, Tennessee and in the 1990s he became a producer and engineer when he took a job running a recording studio.
On his first new album of work since On the Edge (Sonic Canvas, 2011), released this past July 27th, 2018 on BFD, Jiosa now unleashes his new guitar collection entitled Meuve Tu Cuerpo.
1. 'Fumarlo Bebe'
2. 'Mueve Tu Cuerpo'
3. 'Missing You'
4. 'Dance In Heaven'
5. 'Abre La Puerta'
6. 'Selah, Love Each Other'
7. 'The Gift'
8. 'Freedom Tower'
10. 'From The Fire'
11. 'Embracing The Fire' (Remix)
On this truly captivating new album, four-time Grammy nominee Denny Jiosa brings us a balanced set of slow to fast, and yet always melodic guitar lines that fully embrace the way Latin music sexes itself up for the listener!
An explosion of expression and fire from the off, 'Fumarlo Bebe' brings to the fore his obvious love and devotion for Carlos Santana, with both the infectious title track 'Mueve Tu Cuerpo' and the delicate ballad 'Missing You' beautifully following along.
That same mood is found within 'Dance In Heaven,' which is backed by my own personal favorite track here, the intense rock guitar work of the blistering 'Abre La Puerta.' The gentle, playful, yet meaningful tones of 'Selah, Love Each Other' are next, with the stoic ballad 'The Gift' following.
Continuing to stir our emotions on his eighth album, Jisoa next brings us the hipsway of 'Freedom Tower.' A track that lyrically views the country through the eyes of an immigrant, that is followed by 'Backroads,' a cut that blends Latin and jazz sweetly; whilst giving a gentle nod to early Santana.
With Jiosa having written and produced all eleven of the tracks here for this brilliant new album, next up is something a little different for this set. Complementing the great Gary Moore-vibe of graceful, determined, and yet always emotive slow bluesmanship, 'From The Fire' is another stellar track.
This quite delightful, and genuinely heartwarming new album then rounds out with some more rhythmic, and soulful jazz percussion on 'Embracing The Fire' (Remix).
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