Mezcolanza – Headbanger
On their debut album called ‘Headbanger’, the band takes the listener into a deep-rooted musical tradition of catchy jazz-melodies and afro cuban rhythms. The craftsmanship and musical ingenuity of keyboardist Peter Wenk (and associates) gives this record memorable melodies, depth and a danceable feel. Since its birth, the band has experienced a growing maturity and their group dynamics have become noticeably strong. This all comes together in the recordings sessions that Mescolanza did in November 2014 for O.A.P. Records. Interesting detail: percussionist Gerardo Rosales recently received a Grammy for his percussion work for various studio sessions in the USA. His contribution to ‘Headbanger’ is therefore a sign that Mezcolanza is an act to reckon with!
Line up: Peter Wenk - Piano / Keyboard, Christof May - Sax / Clarinet / Sound effects, Gerardo Rosales - Congas / Percussion, Mick Paauwe - Bass, David Barker - Drums, Credits: Produced by O.A.P. Records, Producer & Engineer: Barry Olthof, Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions at The O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, November 2014, Mixed and mastered at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, February, 2015, Photography: Barry Olthof, Design: O.A.P. Graphics, Release date: 8 June 2015, Cat. Nr: OAPR1503, EAN-code: 8714835108122, All rights reserved.