Eva Kano is back on the scene with a brand new release titled Stories. This album is particularly special because it serves as a demonstration of her unique style and wide range of musical influences. Kano worked on the songs with passion and commitment, and as a result, listeners are left with a great piece of music. The album features eight songs, and each track showcases the world-class skills of these amazing musicians who combine influences as diverse as classic jazz, as well as Big Band, orchestral sounds, and more.
I am a big fan of albums that display a wide range of sounds. This record features a string section with violin, viola, and cello, as well as various other instruments, including a clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, not to mention bass, drums, guitar, piano, and more. Last but definitely not least, Kano shines with her ukulele playing. She is also a skillful keyboardist who brings some impressive piano sounds to the mix. All of these different instruments come together beautifully in order to create a fascinating landscape. It is all about building textures with sounds and letting the music fly out of the players’ hands and into the hearts of the audience.
I would warmly recommend listening to this amazing piece of music if you’re a fan of jazz and fusion alike. Although this record could be described as a modern jazz effort, it’s not quite easy to box in. Kano has been praised consistently for the unexpected and exciting nature of her competitions. This album does not fall short in that regard as well. Like many other artists in the genre, she likes to take chances and let the music speak for itself, aided by a stellar cast of musicians who helped her make her vision true. These kaleidoscopic original compositions are going to surprise and mesmerize you.
Find out more about Kano, and do not miss out on this stellar new album, which is currently available on Bandcamp and other outlets on the web. The album can be downloaded it digitally for as little as eight dollars, or you can even choose to donate more in order to support the artist and everyone involved in this project.