â€œMy Heartâ€™s Desireâ€ showcases Reymundoâ€™s love of jazz, tying the trackâ€™s fortunes to a tradition that leads forward from Billie Holiday all the way out to Macy Gray. The track expertly teeters between solid musicianship and catchy vocals, virtually ensuring that listeners will stick with Reymundo for the long haul . â€œTell Meâ€ has a little more of a tropical feel, as the vocals come forth from a much older tradition than the current-sounding effort would indicate. It is through the firm grounding of each track in these earlier traditions that makes â€œMy Heartâ€™s Desireâ€ such a great disc: while the outward stylings of the track may be straightforward, how exactly Reymundo got there is a much more varied and interesting story.
â€œWrapped Around Your Fingerâ€ is another single-worthy track for Reymundo, as her vocals on the track both tell a story and provide an additional level of harmony. Reymundoâ€™s work on this track, along with later-disc efforts such as â€œChimesâ€ and â€œThank Youâ€, continue this trend and provide listeners with a common thread that they can refer back to throughout the entirety of the disc. â€œPicture Thisâ€ brings back the tropical rhythms that have been present at points and spins the style to produce something new and exciting that is lasting.
â€œCouldnâ€™t Be More Wrongâ€ succeeds based on the intense instrumentation that is present through the entirety of the track, marrying a Santana-like guitar with equally dense and intelligent percussion. There may be a total of 16 tracks during â€œMy Heartâ€™s Desireâ€, but there is nothing in the way of a weak track. In fact, the disc is like a fine wine in that it gets better as it spins along: â€œChimesâ€ and â€œCouldnâ€™t Be More Wrongâ€ build off the work that was first broached during â€œMy Heartâ€™s Diseaseâ€ and provide Reymundo with the perfect jumping-off point for any albums that may follow. While the styles that Reymundo use may not be a listenerâ€™s â€œthingâ€, the skill and ability brought each track by Reymundo is enough to ensure that listeners find this disc to be a work of beauty.
Top Tracks: Tell Me, Picture the Way Back
Margo Reymundo â€“ My Heartâ€™s Desire / 2009 Self / 16 Tracks / http://www.margoreymundo.com