Espirito

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Espirito is the second album by Lawson Rollins.[1] Rollins composed all of the music and co-produced the album with Persian-American musician and producer Shahin Shahida (of Shahin & Sepehr) and multi-platinum producer Dominic Camardella (Flora Purim, 3rd Force, Ottmar Liebert).[2] The cast of musicians includes the Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira, Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor (of the Silk Road Ensemble), and Grammy winners Charlie Bisharat on violin as well as Cuban drummer Horacio Hernandez.

The songs Moonlight Samba and Havana Heat from Espirito both landed on the Billboard jazz radio charts .[3][4]

Espirito met with positive reviews from jazz and world music critics.[5][6][7]

Track List[edit]

  • 1. Rumba del Sol 4:33
  • 2. Moonlight Samba 5:38
  • 3. Havana Heat 4:16
  • 4. Café La Martinique 6:09
  • 5. Return to Rio 4:50
  • 6. Blue Mountain Bolero 4:38
  • 7. Santa Lucia Waltz 4:32
  • 8. Espirito 5:45
  • 9. Cape Town Sky 6:04
  • 10. Footprints 2:28
  • 11. Migration 6:46
  • 12. Shadowland 6:35
  • 13. Into the Light 4:20
  • Total time: 66:40

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infinita". Jazz Review. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bio". Infinita Records. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Moonlight Samba". Nielsen Company. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Havana Heat". Nielsen Company. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "AMG review". All Music Guide. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Espirito: An Extraordinary World Music Journey with Lawson Rollins". Wandering Educators. February 22, 2010. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Review of Espirito". All About Jazz. Retrieved May 31, 2011.