Naturally, the main soloist is Wiley himself, and the sound of his horns can not be denied elegance. But multi-instrumentalist, Dan Higgins (excellent flute in Carilõ and Black Orchid, a perfect combination of a horn and a tenor saxophone sound in Sama Layuca), and acoustic guitarist Leggett, who decorated the melody El Gorriõn, are no less good either. Add to this a solid rhythm group with the participation of the famous Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, and you will get an idea of the richness of the sound palette of this album. You also have all the chances to "feel the vibrations of the World and Love," as the author of the album Cuerno Exotica writes in liner notes.
September 07, 2018 / By Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Ken Wiley Cuerno Exotica
(KRUGPARK MUSIC) Street Date: August 24, 2018
Ken Wiley (French Horn, Piano), Bernie Dresel (Drums, Except 1 and 6), Rene Camacho (Bass, Except 7), Dominick Genova (Bass 7), Dave Loeb (Piano), Mark Leggett (Acoustic Guitar), Luis Conte (Percussion), Kevin Ricard (Percussion), Dan Higgins (Tenor Sax, Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet), Bolero Horns: Gary Grant, Larry Hall, Steve Holtman & Dan Higgins