￼Jazz is the artist’s most pure manifestation in the search of his own voice. Inside of a globalized society, Jazz has become an amalgam, composed by colors and styles, that represent the human conscience in the contemporary world; “Nin Yolkokol” (This Passion), produced by the terrific Mexican saxophonist Tonatiuh Vázquez, is the most pure demonstration of a style where there is neither barriers nor limits.
In this discography, one can hear from the most classical repertoire, like Gershwin with a cha-cha-cha version of Summertime, to a complex and elegant harmonic sound made by the string section interpreting one of the darkest compositions of the prolific Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, named Por Causa de Voçe.
Tonatiuh Vázquez is not only a great performer, but also a brilliant composer, arranger and leader. In “Nin Yolkokol,” Tonatiuh met a terrific group, formed by recognized young musicians in the Mexican Jazz scene: Samuel Martínez
on the piano, Vladimir Coronel and Yaury Hernández on drums, Emiliano Coronel on bass, and Guillermo Barrón on percussion, and two special guests; Charlie Sepúlveda and Rafael Alcalá.
“Nin Yolkokol” is a big accomplish in Tonatiuh’s career and a link to the promising artistic trajectory of this young musician. I am sure we will hear of Tonatiuh’s work
in the years to come.
Academic Director of Musinetwork School of Music