Russ Hewitt – ‘Cielo Nocturno’

Russ Hewitt’s latest album ‘Cielo Nocturno’ immediately draws listeners in with engrossing and emotive arrangements. A guitar / bass / drum dynamic ties together Spanish guitar, new age music, and hints of desert rock. While this first track (Presidio) is instrumental, Hewitt is able to tell a story as rich and varied as any vocal-led effort. The funky sound that will wash over listeners during Samba Sao Paulo is timeless, with overtures made to the 1970s and more smooth jazz sounds of Weather Report. There is a hint of the funk of Parliament Funkadelic, with Hewitt’s own unique interpretation making this effort shine brightly.  Continue reading “Russ Hewitt – ‘Cielo Nocturno’”