Antonio Arnedo


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Inspired by an extensive visit to Colombia, soprano saxophonist Antonio Arnedo wrote a set of originals inspired by the trip and the folk melodies that he encountered. This intriguing program has some strong themes and melodic improvising by Arnedo (who is also heard on flute and piano) and guitarist Ben Monder, accompanied by either Jairo Moreno or Chris Dahlgren on bass and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. The individual selections do not stand out as much as the set as a whole, which has plenty of atmosphere, mood variations, and thoughtful playing. This is a suite that grows in interest with each listen.

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