Title - Seriously Deep
Artist - Beledo
For those unaware, Beledo gained guitar-hero status in his teens, playing every theatre in his hometown of Montevideo, and captivating audiences in Uruguay and Argentina.
Today living in the US, he belongs to the Moonjune Records family with the second album on that label called Seriously Deep (releasing November 16th, 2021) featuring the legendary Tony Levin on bass and and the amazing Kenny Grohowski on drums known for his work with John Zorn, Felix Pastorius, Brand X and many others.
His previous album on Moonjune called Dreamland Mechanism featured legendary Gary Husband on drums and Lincoln Goines on bass.
1. Seriously Deep (14:16)
2. Mama D (7:51)
3. Coasting Zone (5:08)
4. Maggie’s Sunrise (8:38)
5. Knocking Waves (9:48)
6. A Temple in The Valley (10:57)
7. Into The Spirals (4:16)
Versed in classical theory, guitar and piano, composition and technique, adept in the traditional styles of his birthplace, drawing inspiration from vast and diverse modern musical forms, Beledo opens this new album on the pure, unadulterated gossamer of the near fifteen minute title track Seriously Deep and the spirited Mama D and backs those up with the lush exuberance of Coasting Zone.
Having already earnt his place among the most sophisticated, versatile, and gifted artists of our time, Beledo continues onward here in fine style with the ornately sculptured Maggie’s Sunrise, the atmospheric wonderment of Knocking Waves, rounding out this excellently bejeweled recording with the free flowing rhythms and breathy melodies of A Temple in The Valley, closing on the drum-led beats within Into The Spirals.
His next Moonjune project for next year is currently in production, recorded at La Casa Murada in Barcelona, Spain, with Carles Benavent (bass) and Jorge Pardo (flute), known for their unforgettable work with Paco De Lucia, the definite number one flamenco guitarist in the world.
He went on tour to China with his band featuring Indonesian Superstar Dwiki Dharmawan with whom he performed twice in Indonesia.
As a session musician and side man, he has worked with South African Jazz band, Ojoyo, featuring saxophonist and band leader, Morris Goldberg; drummer, Anton Fig and bassist Bakithi Kumalo. Other dates had included amazing musicians like violinist Mauro Pagani of PFM, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Berlin, and Mino Cinelu.
Additional outstanding Moonjune Records collaborations included work with the extraordinary Indonesian World Jazz Fusion band, Simak Dialog, and with Indonesian superstar guitarist, Dewa Budjana.
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