Newmarket Music and Romero records are pleased to announce the release of Julian Curwin's - 'THE MANGO BALLOON: VOLUME 3'.
There is no denying the imagination and extroardinary intertwined talents of musician/composer Julian Curwin. Curwin's new release exudes no less than the haunting and emotive journeys we are accustomed to experiencing in the music he creates.
"Attractive melodies materialize and dematerialize, and sounds flutter and float in the guitarist-composer's delightfully genre-free approach" - JOHN SHAND. The Sydney Morning Herald
The Mango Balloon is essentially a stripped-back version of Curwin's other band The Tango Saloon, offering a lighter sound and bringing lounge, exotica and continental jazz to the larger band's tango/western blend.
The special guest for Volume 3 is Shenzo Gregorio (aka Shenton Gregory), violin/viola master well-versed in many exotic musics including gypsy, flamenco and Indian improvisation.
He is perhaps best known for playing 'stunt violin' in his own project Shenzo's Electric Stunt Orchestra - he and his bandmates soar through the air as they play unique hybrid of classical and hard rock styles.
With The Mango Balloon:Volume 3, Shenzo plays viola throughout, and keeps his feet firmly on the ground, though still manages to bring plenty of fireworks to the occasion along with Julian Curwin on guitars; Marcello Maio on accordian & piano; Sam Golding on trumpet & tuba; Mark Harris on double bass; Danny Heifetz on drums and Jess Ciampa on percussion.
"Sydney would be a duller place without Julian Curwin." - JOHN SHAND. The Sydney Morning Herald
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