Darryl Tookes has come full circle, formed a new band and recorded a new CD, "Hieros Gamos." Rodolfo Zuniga on drums, Rolando Grooscors on acoustic guitar, Brian MacDougal on upright bass and Tookes on Fender Rhodes and vocals.
"Hieros Gamos" which translates Sacred Marriage in English, is a 14-song set of new songs written by Tookes. Live performances of great musicians captured on CD, playing original music with absolute abandon and complete command. Poetry in motion,
“Hieros Gamos” was recorded flawlessly by Grammy winning engineer, Felipe Tichauer in Pro Tools HD.
Guest appearances by Longineu Parsons on Trumpet, Recorder and Flute, Johnny James on soprano and alto sax, and Joseph Joubert on piano and as arranger for string quartet all contribute to the eclectic sound of this sweet CD.
Mixed by Eric Schilling and Mastered by Bob Katz, both multiple Grammy winners, “Hieros Gamos” is the perfect listening experience. For Tookes, the band, it is the beginning of their musical journey together. The Sacred Marriage of sensual and spiritual.
"The emerging icon of a new artistic vision and musical identity"