An impressionistic, tech-urban jazz landscape; a story within a story; a tale of tension and grace.
The multi-faceted artistry of Bay Area bassist sensation and composer, Edo Castro, elevates the sounds that come from his unique, multi-stringed basses, both fretted and fretless, into a palate from which intricate compositions flow. Castro describes his newest release, Sacred Graffiti, as a tapestry of emotive impressions. “A musical Journal if you will,” he explains, “In my day-to-day travels I’ve noticed what may be our modern day cave paintings – signs; scribbles on walls; imprints in the sidewalk; bumper stickers, etc. – all immersed within a cacophony of audible textures.” These dynamic visuals have been given auditory life as Castro delivers intricate urban jazz arrangements interspersed with immersive soundscapes where the tangible tension between inner and outer worlds is encompassed by grace. Special guests – Mark Isham, David Friesen, Michael Manring, Dan Zinn, and Percy Jones, among others, join Castro on this endeavor. He offers this CD as his “Sacred Graffiti”.