Oriole - Every New Day (3 stars)

Oriole - Every New Day

Distinctly Latin-influenced sounds from the F-IRE collective

The latest offering from the ranks of the London-based F-IRE collective features music written by Oriole’s founder, guitarist Johnny Phillips, during a six-year stay in Cadiz. The distinctly Spanish/Latin melodic and rhythmic feel has an appealing lightness and warmth that contrasts with some of the more fiery offerings to emerge under the collective’s rubric, but is no less engaging or absorbing. Drummer Seb Rochford and bassist Ruth Geller are heard in gentler settings than in Acoustic Ladyland, Ingrid Laubrock and Idris Rahman add lovely saxophone and clarinet, and Ben Davis’s cello makes an especially effective contribution.

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