Sofia Rei Koutsovitis has just recorded a fabulous new album 'Sube Azul' - AND we have it for you exclusively thru Microfundo!! (see album storefront below...)
I could post the liner-note review in the usual music-ese speak about the "fully formed immersion in modern and progressive jazz while also responding to the pull of ancestry and the appeal of organic, pan-musical connections..."
but i won't
instead i'll say things like every now and then a truly worthy new voice comes along. and I'll tell you that, listening to as much music as I do, this is not an every day event - it's rare.
and that when most of us think about music from South America our minds jump to Brazilian jazz or Andean Pan Pipes. But these super popular styles have eclipsed and hidden so many other beautiful styles - and it is this hidden realm that Sofia is exploring.
Have a listen.
Then let me know me if you can imagine that this fusion of Afro-Peruvian and Argentinian music with jazz (most songs on the album are Sofia's) is destined to emerge as vangard of a new South American music movement (the next bossa nova...?)
Sofia's bassist, Jorge Roeder, also the producer of the new album, was nominated for the Monk Jazz award this year.
So come on - you've just been given the chance to help bring this awesomely crafted album into the light of day. This is how Microfundo is supposed to work - crowd sourcing rare and beautiful artists.
take a minute to listen to this music (you can sample all the songs below) and then share this with YOUR community - tell people about it using YOUR words...
AND you can support Sofia's project on Microfundo
put up microfunding of $25
you'll get to download her live album
AND you'll get to download all of the other artist's live albums produced by Microfundo as they are produced throughout the year plus a signed copy of her studio recording
This is really a NEW way to trade and produce new music...