Archive for December 22nd, 2012

Kat Parra – Las Aventuras de Pasion!

Kat Parra is one vocalist who doesn’t limit her repertoire to the standards known as the American Songbook. In fact, she reaches beyond normal boundaries with interesting arrangements of the songs she does cover.

Las Aventuras de Pasion! (JazzMa Records, 2012) features Parra with a variable assembly of players, including pianist Murray Low and trombonist/arranger Wayne Wallace.

A Puerto Rican bomba groove sets the tone for the delightful take on “Iko Iko,” with lyrics by Zap Mama. The horn trio adds some nice fills, but this is mainly about the lively arrangement matched with Parra’s voice. John Worley’s trumpet solo gives it an extra kick.

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