Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CD Review: Gino Sitson's 'VoiStrings'

Gino Sitson
Buda Musique

Gino Sitson, a Cameroonian-native, is a vocal acrobat with diverse vocal stylings indicative of jazz, Afro-soul, and European classicism. There are various body effects and miscellaneous vocal effects that produce a variety of sounds--all of them pleasant. The music is very laid-back, sweeping, and neo-classical with some African percussion and rhythm influences. Gino's vocals are accompanied by piano, double bass, drums, cello, and viola. There are two covers on the album, which include Faure's "Elegie Opus 24" and Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage." Of course, Gino makes both tracks his own. There are fourteen original tracks. Fans of world jazz, African vocal music, neo-classical, and even South American bossa nova would relish the sounds on VoiStrings. ~ Matthew Forss

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