Escoto & Simon | Collage

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Paco de Lucía Pat Metheny Strunz & Farah

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
World: World Fusion Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Featuring Guitar
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.


Choose 3 or more different CDs from our Sale Bin and get each CD for just $5. Each CD will be listed at full price until you place at least 3 different eligible CDs into your shopping cart. You can get 3 or more CDs for $5 each, so sample as much new music as you want!
NOTE: Download purchases are not eligible for the $5 sale.

Find more eligible titles here.


by Escoto & Simon

"One of the best contemporary world guitar albums of the decade" --
Genre: World: World Fusion
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Toque Latino
4:46 $0.99
2. Just Between
5:07 $0.99
3. Studio No.3
2:39 $0.99
4. Hematite (Gemstones)
1:28 $0.99
5. Tiger's Eye (Gemstones)
0:50 $0.99
6. Lace Agate (Gemstones)
1:11 $0.99
7. Carnival of Joy
4:03 $0.99
8. Landscape
3:52 $0.99
9. Rain Forest II
2:37 $0.99
10. Exit
2:36 $0.99
11. Collage
4:18 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
For over a decade, Martin Simon and Astor Escoto have been partners in musical composition and performance team in New York City. Together, they have formed the Escoto & Simon ensemble, which incorporates jazz, rumba, samba, classical and flamenco rhythms. This compilation album includes guitar solos and duets ranging from traditional to contemporary styles performed by the two composers.
Astor Escoto, classical guitar
Martin Simon, classical, acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synth, voice

Robert Sutton, All About Jazz:
Beauty never fades in the sounds of music, especially when each part blends together with such grace and eloquence as they do on Collage, the new album from Escoto & Simon. The New York-based duo consists of guitarists Martin Simon and Astor Escoto, both of whom swim in synch with the sumptuous melodies of their acoustic instruments. Embellishing their laid-back jazz style with touches of samba, classical, and flamenco music, Escoto & Simon deliver a spellbinder of a record.

The group's hushed prettiness is rooted in their long-term friendship; there is a warmth to the chemistry that could only emanate from such a close brotherhood. The two first met in the late '90s not long after Simon relocated to New York City. It was there that Simon discovered world music, the exotic sounds of Indian, Latin American, and African cultures. Simultaneously, he started to explore the local jazz scene's forays into progressive improvisation. With Escoto, Simon found a kindred spirit, one who shared his eclectic tastes; they began composing and performing with each other.

There is probably no better way of describing Escoto & Simon's creative leanings than the album title itself. Their music is truly a Collage, assembling not only their myriad inspirations but their separate ideas in a compelling whole. The tracks on Collage work on a visual and emotional level. “Studio No. 3," for example, rolls out like a film, each riff representing a different frame; it is a song that can be seen as well as felt.

Escoto & Simon have mastered the difficult art of the instrumental on Collage. This is no pointless exercise in showmanship; each tune seems to tell a story or at least convey a mood. Each listen seems to be give birth to a new interpretation, making this a record that stays in the player quite a while.



to write a review

Diane and the Reviewer Team

Marvelous World Fusion Album
The fantastic duo, Escoto & Simon, release a fabulous World Fusion album, “Collage.” This pair really knows how to create some splendid, easy listening music as you will hear the musical styles of Jazz, Rumba, Samba, Classical, and Flamenco. Their talents on the guitar are not only breathtaking but one can hear how well they hypnotically bond together. Opening up the album, “Toque Latino,” has a nice free flowing rhythm and catches your ear with its delightful melody. “Landscape,” is a song that paints a musical picture of a warm and sunny place with peaceful surroundings. The title track, “Collage,” is delicate and dreamy as this duo performs with an elegant and classy style. The marvelous World Fusion album, “Collage,” is the perfect CD for relaxing mood music and is definitely one you will thoroughly enjoy.