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Trumpeter Jr Volcano Choy explodes on scorching new CD
(Published: June 28, 2015)

Make no mistake: Jr Volcano Choy was aptly named.

On his new album, the also appropriately titled Lava Flow, Choy delivers one explosive performance after another with this trumpet. The man is clearly a force of nature, ready to erupt at any time.

On the title track, Choy is on fire; his trumpet playing is scorchingly hot, laying down a fiery groove. Clocking in at over eight minutes, it's an epic of sonic craftsmanship, rhythmic inspiration, and technical skill. It doesn't feel that long at all; it moves at a brisk pace with Cocho Arbe's jamming piano adding an extra dose of exuberance. It is breathtaking work.

On tracks like "A Time for Love" and "You Were Standing There," Choy reveals another talent, an unexpected one for a trumpeter: He can sing. Choy croons with midnight romanticism on "A Time for Love" while his soulful vocals on "You Were Standing There" is among the CD's highlights. In fact, "You Were Standing There" is probably the best track on the album, with Arbe's gleaming piano lighting up the skies.

The Latin flavors of "Wahine Ilikea" generate enough tropical heat to torch the dancefloor as Pepe Jimenez' tumbling percussion offers an irresistible invitation to party.

More Information: http://volcanochoy.com

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