martes, 6 de mayo de 2014
Michael Simon Star Venezuelan trumpet to the world
Roots United was founded by Michael Simon at the beginning of the new millennium. With this group Michael promotes the evolution of the venerable Latin jazz genre in his own way by performing original works. To this aim, he recruits outstanding and versatile musicians to be a part of his group.
The music of Roots United acquires a fusion of musical styles by combining Western compositional techniques with ‘Afro-Caribbean and South-American’ rhythms and interpretations into a traditional jazz context. An important way to achieve such a blend of musical styles was to gather musicians that are acquainted with both idioms; hence the roots. As it is for Andy Gonzalez (a major exponent of the genre), Latin jazz is about developing a jazz sensibility in relation to the music, its structure, its swing and character which in turn allows other musicians to spontaneously engage in a musical conversation at a very high level and together, explore new grounds.
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!