by Jeff Becker
Hard hitting Latin jazz and #EDM combined what?? Oh yes, and only from the master himself trumpeter extraordinaire Mac Gollehon. Many of us in the jazz and Latin genres have had the pleasure of years of enjoyment from trumpeter Gollehon over the years from Smokin’ Section to Mac Straight Ahead to Odyssey of Nostalgia to the cavalcade of Latin jazz who’s who of La Fama. But hold onto your hats brothers and sisters this is not for the faint at heart jazz lover, get your dancing shoes, your boogie attitude and your retro fashion out of the closet as this is hipster stuff that will sizzle your senses.
Gollehon has a new group the Hispanic Mechanics and they are going to give you a music tune up like no other. Hold on there, purist – is there something for you. Oh, yes – blistering lines, high notes, solid jazz ideas and the power of jazz to the 9th power. Gollehon is on fire and he is taking no prisoners in an unapologetic hipster vibe Mac Gollehon and the Hispanic Mechanics (True Groove Records) is a take no prisoners, funkin groove, laced with electronic beats, pushing themes and explosive playing. Gollehon is a pioneer not only on trumpet, but now especially in the genre of jazz. No wonder Miles Davis named him “chops.”