Moducué (meaning “Thanks” in Lucumí, a Yoruba dialect, according to Gepel’s website) is, in some ways, simplistic. It’s a pure trio instrumental, with just piano, drums, and bass (not guitar, an actual bass). The trio are obviously playing together, all at once, rather than recording track after track after track to be mixed together later.
And yet, there is a sense of experimentation and play running throughout the album.
Each track is meant to be a celebration of a different style of Latin American music, and you can rather hear that as you listen, but each of the instrumentalists also takes real chances, not only in solos but in backing the other players. (Note: I am not a musician, so I may be talking through my hat here. But that’s how it sounds to me every time I listen to the album.)
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