Sunday, March 7, 2010

New CD from Scott Martin

Scott Martin's new CD "Only Trust Your Heart" now has an official release date of March 29th.  The CD features Justo Almario as special guest.

About Scott Martin:

Scott Martin is exploding on the scene as a leader of his own bandThe Latin Soul Bandafter more than fourteen years of playing with the GRAMMY® Award Winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. He was an influential part of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band and has recorded with Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Sam Moore and many other soul greats.

While Scott Martin was traveling the world, performing, recording, composing and arranging with Poncho Sanchez, the band received a GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance and they were nominated numerous times. They also won 2 Billboard Music Awards, and embarked on countless World and Nationwide tours. Scott’s compositions have been featured on Poncho’s recordings, as well as on TV shows such as “Sex and the City”“The Jimmy Kimmel Show”“As The World Turns” and more.

The Scott Martin Latin Soul Band has performed at numerous venues and festivals all over in the last couple of years. They performed a tour of Japan, a tour of Canada, they played at the Hawaii International Jazz FestivalMammoth Mountain Jazz Jubilee, Temecula International Jazz FestivalKSDS ‘Jazz Live’ from the  Seville Theatre, Brea Jazz Festival, Oxnard Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and many more concerts, events, and jazz clubs.

Scott Martin’s latest CD is called ‘Organic Voodoo Juice’. It is a powerful musical statement from Scott Martin and his Latin Soul collaborators, once again straddling the musical genres of Jazz, Latin and Soul. Scott Martin’s Band has captured some magical moments on this CD. Featuring the B3 organ sounds of Joe Bagg, this CD is reminiscent of the sounds of the classic organ groups of the 1960’s. This CD also features Ramon Banda, a great drummer well respected all over the world. Rene Camacho anchors the rhythm section on bass. The Martin Brother Horns add their horn expertise, and Rick White plays some great guitar as well as contributing some compositions and vocals.

Scott’s first release, “Café Cubano” on SCM Records is a collection of mostly original compositions penned by Scott Martin and/or his collaborator, guitarist Rick White. It’s an array of tunes with influences from Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters; which received radio airplay all over the US, Japan, and Europe.Poncho Sanchez performs on this CD as Scott Martin’s special guest. This CD is *Soulful Latin Jazz at it’s finest!

Scott Martin’s second CD is entitled “Menudo & Gritz”. It combines Scott’s long term tenure performing Latin Jazz, and his love and experience of playing soul and jazz, and mixes them into a soulful sonic stew that is extremely intoxicating. It also features three generations of Martin Family Horns!! Scott’s father - Dave ‘Big Daddy’ Martin, his two brothers – Stan and Andy Martin, and his son- Tyler ‘The Kid’ Martin all play. Latin Soul never sounded better!!

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