O’s Place Jazz Newsletter – Webzine

Sangria is billed as an Indo Latin Jazz Musical Experience. While we weren’t quite sure what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised as the opener “Waterwheel” bathed us in relaxing harmonies. The blending of musical cultures here works extremely well! Parker plays piano and santur with support from Matthew Montfort (g), Kash Killion (b), Duru Demetrius (percussion) and several others. “Debajo De La Lluvia” had a light bossa move feel. We also enjoyed “Pente” in a sort of 5/4 time signature and the heavily syncopated “Milo’s Moment”. Sangria has a cool karma and very pleasant feel.