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Creole Soul (2013)

Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles’ fourth full-length release, Creole Soul, is due July 23 on Culture Shock Music. An exploration of Charles’ musical roots featuring sounds from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean as well as North America, Creole Soul highlights myriad inspirations from Haitian creole chants and blues to bebop and R&B while drawing on an array of rhythms including Rocksteady, Reggae, Bel Air, Kongo and Calypso.

Creole (Intro)
The Folks
You Don't Love Me (Penn)
Memories (Devine)
Green Chimneys (Monk)
Turn Your Lights Down Low (Marley)
Close Your Eyes
Doing the Thing

Etienne Charles trumpet, flugelhorn & percussion
Brian Hogans alto sax
Jacques Schwarz-Bart tenor sax
Kris Bowers piano & fender rhodes
Ben Williams bass
Obed Calvaire drums
with special guests
Erol Josué vocals (1, 2)
Daniel Sadownick percussion & vocals (5)
D'Achee percussion (2, 3, 7, 11) vocals (5)
Alex Wintz guitar (2, 5, 6)

Recorded by David Darlington assisted by Ted on July 25th and 26th 2012 at Sear Sound, Studio C, NYC
Mixed by David Darlington at Bass Hit Studios, NYC Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC





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