Sergio Poli Ensamble – Luna de Hielo (Aoni, 2016)
Argentine electric violinist Sergio Poli has a new album titled Luna de Hielo. The violin virtuoso recorded Luna de Hielo live at the Ciudad Vieja bar and club. Poli plays a mix of straight ahead jazz-rock fusion, funk jazz, and world music styles.
Luna de Hielo was crowdfunded and showcases the talent of some of the finest musicians in the Argentine fusion scene. The album features a well-balanced combination of high energy pieces and mesmerizing slow tempo material such as the beautiful “Apuntes de invierno” that displays the talent of Poli’s violin and bassist Jonatan Schenone, who delivers a captivating solo.
At times, Poli directs his attention towards other genres and rhythms. Om “Policamdombe” he adds Afro-Uruguayan candombe beats. And “Carito” incorporates flamenco in the form of the bulerias subgenre.
On “Sinergia” and “Postsagio”, guitarist Maxi Abal demonstrates his skill with notable guitar work.
On the title track, “Luna de Hielo,” Poli extracts various captivating sounds out of his violin.
The lineup on the album includes Sergio Poli on violins; Pablo Murgier Pazdera on keyboards; Maxi Abal on guitars; Jonatan Schenone on bass; Daniel Viera on drums; and Potolo Abrego on percussion.
Luna de Hielo highlights the work of Sergio Poli, one of the emerging jazz-rock fusion talents from South America.
Buy the digital download version of Luna de Hielo