Win a copy of Ed Johnson’s Movimento CD

Ed Johnson - Movimento

Elemental Consulting in conjunction with Cumulus Records and presents an opportunity to win a copy of Ed Johnson’s “Movimento” on CD.
Movimento is Ed Johnson’s third solo recording of vibrant, original contemporary jazz with a Latin feel and a refreshing emphasis on harmony vocals and horn arrangements. It includes seven original compositions and three covers, including the classic Jobim/De Moraes samba A, “Felicidade” and a rocking take on “O Bom Alvinho” by Gerry Mulligan and Jane Duboc. Five of the tracks are vocal pieces sung in Portuguese, Spanish and English. The five instrumentals include up-tempo Brazilian Baiãos, several straight ahead numbers and a classic medium swing.
One Friday evening this past summer after work, I was checking my email and found out that Ed Johnson and his band Novo Tempo, were playing at The Jazzschool in Berkeley. I stopped cooking dinner and rushed out the door. I had been enjoying his new album so I definitely wanted to see the band live. I was not disappointed. The rhythms were intoxicating and the vocals were contagious as I found myself chanting and singing along (quietly, of course) during the songs. His influences include Ivan Lins and Pat Matheny. The concert was excellent.
Ed and Novo Tempo are playing Saturday Nov. 20 at the Jazz and Blues Co. in Carmel. The concert is at 7:30pm and will be broadcast live on KRML, their internet radio station.

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