Congaman & Friends-Jazz Plus the Voyage 2
He calls himself Congaman in the professional world because of his love for the congas, the drums and other variety of percussive instruments. However, Congaman also plays the guitar and the keyboard, he sings and he composes the songs that he publishes on his albums. The musical up- bringing began in New York City with strong exposure to Jazz, Latin, World Music, New Age, R&B, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Caribbean Rhythms. Congaman admits that he has been strongly influenced by musicians and song writers such as: Quincy Jones, Michael Franks, Stanley Clark, Spyro Gyra, Hiroshima, Mongo Santa Maria, Santana, Tito Puente,Shade, Michael Jackson and Prince, to name a few. Congaman music is an expression of feelings deriving from all his early influences including Hip Hop and Blues. While seductive in a character of Berry White tone, Congaman is original and alluring. His captivating style will make a couch potato get up to dance. He also invites the listeners to sit back and listen to a unique rendition of multi-national sounds rolled in to a symmetrical component of unifying thoughts. Each tune, which is performed, composed, produced and sung by Congaman will "open your mind, your heart and your spirit to new rhythms and motions. "Each song tells a soulful story whether it is instrumental or vocal." Each tune is different from the other without compromising the uplifting signature style of the New Vibes Jazzy style of the Congaman. Jazz Plus means exactly what it's sounds like; "A FUSION" Congaman songs take you on a musical voyage from the Flamingo feel, the Afro-Cuban style, the Club style, the New Age and the incorporation of articulate Funky Rhythms of Blues. It is all done in good taste, and it is all Jazz; a new feels, a New Vibes. Congaman's friends are from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Africa, US, Dominica, Italy and Haiti. They make the rich blend and unique sound that you will appreciate in this fusion. It is music like it is supposed to be; smooth, powerful, entertaining and well crafted. It is jazz at it's best. There is a song for every listener in this voyage. Whatever your taste, whatever your fantasy, whatever your style. You have the choice of listening or dancing. Congaman plays for everybody. The dancers, the listeners, the lovers all have a satisfying song from Congaman. Experience it for your self. Your time will be well spent as you travel with Congaman and his Friends. You will tell your friends of your new musical journey with your new friend' Congaman". ARNOLD LEVINE Flagler-Palm Coast Times.