“This exceptional session is his follow up effort to his 2005 Latin Grammy nominated release Mi Tambor, & it exceeds all expectations.”
“Transcend, blends jazz over-tones with Latin influences, creating an amalgam of groovy sounds that captivate and entertain from the first tune to the last….Paoli Mejías transcends the conventions of mainstream jazz, creating a rich tapestry of original, Latin flavored, improvisational music.”
"Following on the heals of a Grammy-nominated disc, Paoli Mejias delivers a one-two knockout...an even more daring CD that stretches Latin jazz borders with a mix of world influences"
- MODERN DRUMMER
"Este percusionista puertorriqueño nos regala un disco de primera. Desde la primera canción "Encomienda" dedicada a Ray Barreto, se aprecia la elegancia y belleza de los arreglos, sonido, composiciones y vibra del disco... Este es un proyecto de Jazz Latino de la más alta calidad e imaginación musical."
- MUSICO PRO
After the success and Grammy Nomination for his first CD “Mi Tambor”, Puerto Rican percussionist Paoli Mejías releases “Transcend” accompanied by the greatest musicians on the jazz scene: Miguel Zenon & Jaleel Shaw - sax, Antonio Sanchez - drums, Luis Perdomo - piano, Hans Glawischnig – bass, and Jerry Medina - lead vocals, among others.
Recorded at the studio of the legendary singer Tony Bennett and mixed by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Jon Fausty, “Transcend” is another great milestone in Paoli’s international career.
“Transcend” includes original compositions by Miguel Zenón, Jaleel Shaw, Yan Carlos Artime, Ricardo Pons, Néstor Toro, Luis Raul Romero, and Paoli Mejías.
Please visit Paoli's website www.paolimejias.com for additional information & reviews.
Also check out Paoli's Grammy nominated CD "Mi Tambor" www.cdbaby.com/cd/paolimejias