Mary Fettig - Alto & Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Marcos Silva - Acoustic & Electric Pianos, Synthesizer, Tamborim, Shakers, Woodblocks, Triangle, Repinique, Handclap and Shells
Chico Pinheiro - Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Scott Thompson - 6-String Electric Bass
Alex Calatayud - Pandeiro on Tracks 1, 6, 8, 10
Michael Spiro - Congas, Guiro, Chimes and Shells on Track 7
Claudia Villella - Voice on Track 7
Take the RR Train
No Balanço do Jequibáu
Inspiração na Esquina
The Monster and the Flower
I get a lot of cds. Most are passed on to other fans. Not this one. It's a keeper. It's got the 2 things I love most about jazz. Smoothness. And movement. Often, true smooth jazz can be just a variation of new age that can slow me down to the point of yawning at the work station. Then there's the other extreme where players are trying so hard to sound original that the only thing that remains of the tune is its title printed on the cd case. Mary won't have that. The opening "Take the RR Train" defines who she is. I adore Snoopy music and listen to it often. And I can see why this lady has played ON those soundtracks.
Beautifully done 52 minute release. She's got another one out too, and I hope she sends it to this reviewer. Meantime, click on the cover and go buy Footprints. The tropical side of your personality will be grateful.