Shawn Baltazor - Lionsong (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 459 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 148 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 28 Mb
Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound New Talent, FSNT 509 | 01:04:56
Never judge an album by its title. That parallel to the book-and-cover adage is worth remembering, as you can never truly know what sits beyond a name or an idea until you give something a listen. Take Lionsong, for example. The roar and thunder that one might associate with the most majestic of wildcats is a far cry from much of the music that greets the ears on this protean production from drummer-composer Shawn Baltazor. Everything from dream sequences with strings to loping swing with attitude to glazed-over tales of yearning manages to appear at one time or another on this most fascinating of albums.