Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Among jazz musicians, pianist, composer, and producer Meeco (alias Michael Maier) has been an internationally respected name for quite some time. However, he has remained largely unknown to the wider public. With his fourth album Souvenirs of Love - featuring John Scofield, Talib Kweli, Wallace Roney, Lionel Loueke, Yahzarah, and more - this should change very quickly!
Features a "who's who" of the jazz & soul music scenes including John Scofield, Talib Kweli, Wallace Roney, Lionel Loueke, Yahzarah, and more! Combining irresistible refrains with complex improvisations, this is Meeco's most personal work yet. From intimate jazzy ballads to finely cut R&B pearls, elegant modern soul, and hip-hop-style jazz fit for the clubs, this is a thrilling CD from the first song to the last. Previous release Beauty of the Night - also featuring a stellar cast including Victor Lewis, Benny Golson, and Kenny Barron - received a glowing 4 star review from All About Jazz.
All About Jazz
Paris-based composer/producer Meeco has never truly delivered a standard jazz album, preferring instead to craft musical projects that are creative, innovative, and different from the rest ... enchanting.
Audio Mixers: Bryan Smith; Meeco.
Photographers: Meeco; Brian Pace; Helmut Morganti.