- Bluegrass Girl, from the CD Big Black Sun by Matt Balitsaris & Jeff Berman
This acoustic guitar and bass number (with shimmering vibes) conjures a beautiful sunrise in the woods. Reminiscent of "Under the Missouri Sky" and eminently diggable.
- Oblivion, from the CD Zonda by Conosur
Conosur features Al Di Meola guitarist Hernan Romero and guitarist/producer Tony Viscardo leading an ensemble that also includes Weather Report percussionist Manolo Badrena. Oblivion is the group's tribute to Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla and features Argentinian bandoneon artist Raul Jaurena. Sad beautiful stuff.
- The other freebie up at the moment is a straight-ahead jazz number, which did nothing for me. Go figure.
TNLD says check it out.