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Jim Ridl | Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams

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Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams

by Jim Ridl

“Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams” highlights the acclaimed jazz pianist’s latest compositions. The stellar quartet (Jim Ridl, Terell Stafford, John Benitez, Donald Edwards) is fiery, lyrical, and soulful on Ridl’s original music, inspired by New Mexico.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chilis Rule
2:48 $0.99
2. I Taste In Color
8:51 $0.99
3. The Wind Gleans
5:11 $0.99
4. Scoria Hair
8:11 $0.99
5. Why Wait for the Saints?
5:50 $0.99
6. Blue Tortilla Waltz
5:17 $0.99
7. Tone Tree
6:32 $0.99
8. God Is a Canopy
2:23 $0.99
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stan stewart (aka @muz4now)

Among the best of contemporary jazz
Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams: It's easy enough to bring attention to this CD: the cover art alone is enough to make one drool. In fact, my first recommendation is that you purchase the CD and not a digital download. The packaging is wonderfully crafted and deserves kudos for both the artwork and poetry -- also by pianist and headliner, Jim Ridl. (Want to know more? Please support Jim and his artistic team by purchasing a copy. I am not affiliated with him/them in any way other than loving the music and the art.)
Next, place the CD in your player. Allow one of your early listens to be on headphones. The production quality and instrumental nuances astound me repeatedly, even after many listens. Each piece is a gem. The ensemble sounds like they've performed together "forever" and they never seem to lose their synchronous groove. Take the funky syncopation of "Why Wait For The Saints?", for example: the contrapuntal connections are simultaneously dramatic and spicy. Or skip back to track 2 ("I Taste In Color") to enjoy the deliciously smooth flavors of Terell Stafford's trumpet-playing.
These pieces are all composed or improvised by Jim Ridl. And that's another way that this CD serves up a menu that satisfies. Jim's piano improvisations are without equal in the contemporary jazz-scape. His ability to combine his pianistic technique with lush chord structures that melt the ivories must be heard to be believed.
Have a listen.