Dont Stop the Feeling
JAZZIMPROV MAGAZINE Fall 2005...regardless of the label or style of music from track to track, Aranita is a skilled reed artist and composer, and the depth of his artistry shines throughout. CONTEMPORARYJAZZ.COM- This CD is for those who are looking for a taste of retro with a hint of Brazilian influenced jazz. All 14 tracks are original music by Aranita. Since I never heard of him, this project was a great introduction for me into his musical genius. Aranita is a superb alto ans soprano sax player who even dabbles a little with flutes, keyboards, programming and clarinets. SMOOTH-JAZZ.DE- I have been privileged to review two CD's by Hawaiian-multi-instrumentalist Aaron Aranita on this site. This latest release contains tracks from the EASTBOUND CD, together with sessions recorded in 1989 and 2004/5, and is a musical resume for this talented guy. ABSOLUTELY.NET lists 'Where The Wind Blows' from Don't Stop The Feeling as #60 in the top 100 jazz song downloads in Greece. 'Don't Stop The Feeling' is a collection of seven new tracks along with music from the original 'Eastbound' album and previously unreleased tracks from a live studio recording of Eastbound in Monterey, California. Special Guest Jazz Trumpeter Valery Ponomarev is featured on 'Jazzamba' and 'Never Say Never'. Drummer- Chuck James and Guitarist/ Trumpeter-John Hulaton are also featured on the new tracks. Murray Low-piano, Bill Vallaire- guitar, Victor Gonzalez-bass and Tim Gutierrez- congas/timbales make up the Eastbound band recorded in Monterey. Personnel for 'Sugartown' and 'Is It You?' are Peter Horvath-keyboards and programming, Robert Vasvari-drum programming, Vernon 'Ice' Black- guitar, Ricardo 'Tiki' Pasillas-percussion, Jody Ente, Jamie Ente and Georgie Ente-background vocals. On 'Eastbound and 'Far Eastern Standard Time': Jason Tobosa-drums, Don Pendergrass- keyboards and Terry Miller-bass. Aaron Aranita- Alto, Soprano and Tenor saxophones. Clarinets, flutes, percussion, keyboards and programming. JAZZIZ magazine Independent Culture Jan/Feb 2006 issue ad for 'Don't Stop The Feeling'