George Harris, Jazz Weekly

Soulful moods are created by guitarist Flavio Silva as he teams with a supporting cast of Seamus Blake/ts, Alex Ayala/b, Curtis Nowosad/dr, James Francies/key and Michael Mayo/voc for some toe tapping originals. The team shows it flex it’s muscles as they drive hard on “Brooklyn Bound” and with Nowosad riding the whip on the pulsating “Break Free.” Silva’s tone is warm and fluid, highlighted on the easy blues “Next Chapter” and shining with some exoticism on the funky “Africa” and the hip hopping “ Prayer #2.” Blake’s tenor oozes on the laconic “In Search of Peace” with subtle keys from Francies’ hands, and the teams well with the lithe leader on the galloping “Next Chapter.” Strong team effort.

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