Citrus Sun - Ride Like the Wind
INCOGNITO founder Bluey presents his third outing with his eight-piece band
CITRUS SUN, largely comprising key members of the Incognito line-up.
Citrus Sun is a project born of Bluey’s love for the guitar playing of UK guitar legend
Jim Mullen, who features once again following his debut on People of Tomorrow.
Incognito regulars Matt Cooper (keyboards), bassist Francis Hylton, guitarist Francisco Salas, drummer Francesco Mendolia and trumpet player Dominic Glover also return.
The obvious difference from Incognito is that Citrus Sun is largely instrumental, with stunning funky instrumentals like Refugee and Calling Mr Wolf. There is also a five-part Krabi Suite, which closes the album.
Says Bluey: “In terms of sound it is more sparse as it features the sole trumpet
reminiscent of Donald Byrd. The bulk of the album stems from jam sessions recorded in Krabi on southern Thailand’s west coast. Fresh from morning boat rides to Phi Phi
Islands, which jut from the sea like giant rainforested boulders, and the stillness and beauty of Railay Beach – a true paradise - the band’s creativity would flow endlessly. This idyllic location provided all the positivity and inspiration needed to fuel these
One highlight of the album is the assured vocal debut of the band’s percussionist Joao Caetano singing in Portuguese on the 1981 Marcos Valle-Leon Ware song Vontade de Rever Voce. Imaani handles lead vocals on Ride Like The Wind – the Christopher Cross worldwide hit - while Natalie Williams sings lead on Send Me Your Feelings, originally recorded by New York-based Japanese jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino.
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