Sonando is known for their interesting blend of Afro-Cuban Music with
Modern Jazz. Their third release Tres exemplifies this blend
completely. If hard hitting and diversified percussion is what you
fancy in Latin music, then Sonando’s Tres is for you.
Andrew Mahan - 2006
Why have a simple drum set when you can have an assortment of congas,
bongos, timbales, and other various auxiliary percussion instruments to
add more layers to the music. Sonando does this very well in each one
of their songs. Not only is the percussion masterfully done, but there
are also superb solos too. The trombone player has a gracious tone
similar to that of the great Bebop trombonist, JJ Johnson. The saxes
and the trumpets made a good touch with their solos.
The solos were a very diverse assortment of Latin that is consistent
with the general sound and percussion of the beat, all the way to
Modern Jazz that you would hear today. One of the things that set
Sonando off from many other Jazz bands is their interesting assortment
of instruments. The tres, which is a guitar like instrument adds a good
touch to the Latin theme. There are also many percussion instruments
not used in conventional Jazz music. All the songs for the most part
were very well made and well played. Sonando’s Tres definitely
represents Latin music and Jazz music very well, and should be picked
up by any Latin fan, or percussion buff.