Brian Whistler and Pablo Rodriguez define the elements of jazz and pop with world flavors in the 11-track album, "Forgotten Voices,"
a result of a 15-year collaboration.
Filled with meaty compositions with strong vocals, "Forgotten Voices"
is a sophisticated collection that listeners would appreciate. San Francisco keyboardist and vibist Whistler gets to the essence of the musicwith his arrangements, which illustrate the song's intention.
Rodriguez's vocals are showcased throughout, whether he used African chant toR&B with grace. Add musicians Paul McCandless (soprano saxophone), Marquinho Brasil (percussionist), Gary Brown (bass), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (drums) and keyboardist Kit Walker-- there is a wonderful mix of 20 musicians involved in the production with instrumentation ranging from piano to string trio. "Forgotten Voices
is phenomenal indeed.