Raul Midon – The Mirror (2020) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Raul Midón – The Mirror (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 30:07 minutes | 599 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Artistry Music

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is on an undeniable roll. After GRAMMY® Award nominations for his two previous Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group releases – Bad Ass & Blind and If You Really Want, each for Best Jazz Vocal Album – he returns with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, to be released March 13, 2020. The Mirror finds Midón breaking new ground for himself, including two entrancing solo spoken-word pieces (“If I Could See” and “One Day Without War”). The album also features studio meetings with such veteran jazz colorists as vibraphonist Joe Locke (“A Certain Café”), as well as a songwriting collaboration with top pianist Gerald Clayton, “Deep Dry Ocean.” Another highlight is the road-weary jazz ballad “Cold Cuts and Coffee,” while title track “The Mirror” beguiles with its easy tropical groove, lyrical sophistication and Midón’s flowing electric guitar. As National Public Radio set the stage before his captivating edition of its “Tiny Desk Concert” broadcast: “Raul Midón lives in a world of sound. Blind since birth, Midón’s interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians.”

01. I Love the Afternoon (3:05)
02. If I Could See (1:13)
03. You’re the One (3:03)
04. Disguise (3:23)
05. I Really Want to See You Again (2:48)
06. A Certain Café (3:40)
07. The Mirror (3:49)
08. One Day Without War (0:54)
09. Cold Cuts and Coffee (3:28)
10. Deep Dry Ocean (4:49)