The composition “In Some Shape or Form” composed by Rodrigo Cotelo and Clay Wulbrecht has been selected as a Semi Finalist in the Jazz category of the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. Among others, the jurors consisted of Jazz masters Vijay Iyer and Danilo Perez. Apart from Clay on Piano and Rodrigo on Guitar, the tune features Steffan Lenthe on Bass and Chris Parker on Drums.
This is now the third time Rodrigo has been recognized by the prestigious Nashville based International Songwriting Competition. The two previous times:
“Young Dads” is part of #Bloomerangs debut album”Horizon Sunset” and “Usual Suspects” will only be available on the Deluxe digital edition of the album.
Rodrigo’s tune “Opportune” has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Indaba Music Big Band contest! You can listen or buy Opportune on iTunes on this LINK
The tune features Martin Ibarburu on Drums, Andres Pigatto on Bass, Ignacio Labrada on Piano, Sergio Wagner on Trumpet, Ramiro Flores on Sax, Juan Canosa on Trombone, and Rodrigo on Guitars.
The composition is also shared with the collaboration of Alvaro Pacello and it’s part of “Ser Sonido (Being Sound” Rodrigo’s 2013 MT Records album.
George W. Harris: “While politics may separate nations, funky blues seems to bind them together…” Keep reading: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2017/08/bloomerangs-horizon-sunset/
Dick Metcalf: “Another thing that attracted my ears to the band immediately is that all of the tunes are originals; no covers, only the raw & pure energy of artists who are more engaged because it’s their “own” music at stake…” Keep reading: http://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/bloomerangs-international-collective-jazz-bloomerangs-horizon-sunset/
Nick Smithson 8/10: “I don’t know if it’s the diverse cultures the musicians hail from, or whether Jazz is a truly universal language, but this album is a joy to listen to from start to finish…” “This will act as the background to my summer this year. It’s perfect for just about every occasion.” Keep reading: http://www.reviewgraveyard.com/00_revs/r2017/music/17-05-12_horizon-sunset.html
Chris Spector: “#BLOOMERANGS/Horizon Sunset: Guided by the spirit of world beat and second line funk, this bunch doesn’t try to be anything but themselves even if they go from reminding you of a genre busting bunch of hippies from Boston in the late 60s, a bunch of NAC champs seeing how they can amuse themselves and much more…” Keep reading: http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1252.html
Dave Rogers: “The sound would no doubt catch one’s ear if walking in the city square, both for its lilting quality and its engaging rhythm…” Keep reading: https://www.wtju.net/new-jazz-adds-6302017/
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