Raul Mi­don

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Burst­ing on the scene in 2005 with the Arif Mardin pro­duced State Of Mine, Mi­don and an acous­tic gui­tar pro­duced a vir­tu­osic al­bum with great vo­cals, vo­cal trum­pet (!) and stag­ger­ing six-string chops full of tight rhythms and rich chord and melodic work. Sev­eral al­bums later, Badass And Blind is self pro­duced with Raul en­hanced by choice band mem­bers. There’s a so­phis­ti­cated pop qual­ity to the ti­tle track; very Steely Dan and even a slight Don­ald Fa­gen qual­ity to Raul’s voice. He’s a great elec­tric soloist too. Red, Green, Yel­low con­tin­ues the Dan vibe, with two so­los that would have Carl­ton him­self nod­ding ap­proval. Wings Of Mind is a jazzy bop­per, with adult chords and a swing­ing acous­tic solo. As for the Latin syn­co­pa­tions be­tween gui­tar and voice on Sound Shadow; very im­pres­sive. Closer is Fly Like An Ea­gle, a great re­work­ing of Steve Miller’s song that clocks six min­utes long. If you like good songs, strong grooves, top chops and great singing, then Raul’s your man.

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