Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Richie Zellon Trio: Son de las Americas

“It’s Impossible” might be best known as a slightly cornball hit by Perry Como, but the song has a double life as a bolero titled “Somos Novios.” For his first album in five years, Peruvian guitarist Richie Zellon casts the old chestnut and eight other Latin American songs into a jazz setting that accentuates their melodic qualities and offers up some fresh blowing potential. No longer a maudlin tune associated with the cardigan-sweater set, “Somos Novios”‘ Latin roots are on the display courtesy of Zellon’s melodic accents and a rhythm that adds a slight gallop to the beat.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published