Excursions is the new jazz release by Paul Serrato & Co. under the independent Graffiti Productions label. Mostly original compositions, there is, however, a piano/percussion duet of Miles' Nardis in the set.
This instrumental set is original jazz with a worldly outlook, enveloped in Latin beats. It includes an infectious Brazilian Suite, as well as spellbinding Latin jazz charts, Afro Chant and Transversal.
Sensuously intimate and playfully revealing, Excursions celebrates the influences of Brazil, while embracing the intercultural vibes of Serrato's favorite muse- New York City.
"Paul Serrato takes the raw material of his life's journey and tells his story that is growing more joyful and richer
with time." Turiya Mareya, Jazz Review.com
"In a world of piano trio cds...(Excursions) sticks out immediately bcause of its distinct personality and excellence" Christopher Cooke, KIOS-fm, Omaha
"...a wonderful cd." J. Scott Fugate, WBCX-fm, Gainseville, Ga.
"(Paul Serrato) is a fascinating talent, blending so many styles into his own. (Excursions) is Latin with a sophisticated touch. I can hear why Paul wanted trumpeter Reggie Pittman on this date. He fits better than a glove. What a haunting sound!" Bob Snyder, WRST-fm, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh