TONI MORA / Space Folklore / N° cat. HR024 - UPC 5063011126706
When Toni Mora produced his first quartet album, “Beyond Words”, a german critic for Jazz’n more predicted “ An exiting future” for the young guitarist with agile hands, a warm sound and a flair for daring introductions, and virtuosic solos. These words are being proven right.
His new album “Space Folklore” represents him well. Insatiable curiosity and seemingly infinite virtuosity. Exploring new horizons and offering a hybrid and diverse album drawing on the major influences of his younger years (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg) but also on rock, bossa and andine music that filled his recent travels to Brazil and Argentina.
Years as a sideman with many greats (John Abercrombie, Pepa Niebla, Jean Paul Estievenart, Dick Oats) have conferred him the understanding and authority to make his writing a strong and accurate vessel for very diverse emotions, from wild, frantic determination to sweet soft sadness and the lighthearted joy of the title track.
This album is a confirmation of Toni Mora’s outstanding talent as both a guitarist and a composer, heralding good things to come for the Belgian and international scenes.
Recorded and mixed by Jonas Verrijdt at Noise Factory Studio (Namur)
Mastered by Dave Darlington (New York)
Produced by Giuseppe Millaci
Release date: May 20, 2022