"Pan-Atlantic" — this phrase aptly describes Los Noviembres' style, because in truth, we ARE a "Western" band: disparate musical elements of Europe, Africa and the Americas in the aggregate. This befits the heaviness of the four musicians involved and the depth and breadth of their experience: Paul Boll, with his history working in film/TV music on projects such as Roadracers, Spy Kids, Suicide Kings, The Paula Poundstone Show and Melrose Place, and his experience playing with such talents as Johnny Reno, Jim Dickinson, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Chris Isaak, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama and members of The Blasters; Paul Unger, member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the international tango ensemble Montango and the prestigious New World Symphony; Angie Cassada, who brings an ease and fluency in the vocal styles of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and the Americas; and Dennis Durick, one of the most in-demand jazz drummers working in Texas, noted for his work with the gypsy-jazz ensemble Cafe Noir, members of Pink Martini, and jazz greats Joe McBride and Jay Clayton.
This is our debut album. Though not a jazz disc per se, the 10 songs (7 originals and 3 covers) are book-ended by two straight-up "bop" originals. From the first tune though, the record progresses through pop, a hot-rodded Mexican bolero, a French classic and on and on till the middle of the record, which travels as far from jazz as this offering goes (early '70s rock, country and gospel blues) and then gradually makes its way back to jazz again via a Morricone/Bacharach/Link Wray styled epic tale and a well known Italian tango. With the exception of tracks five and six, all the songs incorporate some influence of jazz, either implied or stated. A good measure of blues (mostly in the guitar), European classical and even smaller amounts of rockabilly provide the glue to hold everything together.
Los Noviembres are very happy to introduce their sound and style with this record, The Great Iridescent Glory and look forward toward extending and developing these efforts further!