The New Enchilada gets Bigger, and Better every time Funky Mustard recreate's themselves's. Jazza Mostaza is a sharp turn to the left for the Group . This all Jazz instrumental CD, with the exception of one song that has lyrics in Spanish, is a slight separation from there prominent Rockin style. Feel the essence of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass ring through this Alternative Jazz CD, as well as flavors of Donald Byrd meets Pat Metheny . Heavily influenced by Houston's own KTSU 90.9 Fm ''Jazz in all it's Colors'', the Band returned to the Studio in January of 2007 for what would become Funky Mustard's first Alternative Jazz CD . Larry White thought there was some unfinished business left in the Studio after finishing their second CD ''Alma del Fuego'' . He returned from the International Association for Jazz Educators conference in New York City in January of 2007 with a vision of an all Jazz instrumental CD . Recruiting local prominent musicians's such as Max Dyer on Cello, Drew Rey on Trombone,Sparky Parker of ''The Rising'', and Matt Underwood on Lead Guitar's really mixed things up . The Trumpeting dynamics of Tim Glaze, and his Flugal Horn phrasing are the stuff legends are made of . He draws you in on tracks like ''Alma del Fuego'', and ''Iron Horse'', and keeps you pinned under with the force only Donald Byrd, and Freddie Hubbard could know. A chance meeting with a Star on the rise 'Tia Fuller' in New York City, would lead to her playing on this total Jazz Instrumental CD as well . Kevin Crenshaw resident Drummer is back in full swing, and the chemistry is boiling on songs such as ''Jacos Lament'', and ''Iron Horse 2'' . Gardner Headrick brings the bottom end, and so much more to this Jazzy bag of tricks. Carlos Johnson, percutionist extrordinaire adds just the right touch to these new Gems.There's nothing straight ahead, or Smooth about this Jazza Mostaza (Mostaza is Spanish for Mustard) it is a thick melted down version of what Larry likes to call ''Alternative Jazz'' . A Collaboration with French Pianist Cedric Beauchene of the Paris rock band ''Nord'' proved to be yet another funky mix of music on the track ''Esta Vez'' . Cedric added delightful Piano tracks as well as crisp string arrangements to give this Mustard music a new twist . Music seems to have no boundaries for Funky Mustard with this release, and it shows through in Brilliant color with their new CD ''Jazza Mostaza'' . Mustard Fans will not be disappointed with yet another reinvention of the always different, and oh so colorful ''Funky Mustard'' .
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