Global Warning EP
\'I\'m a man who fights with his music, and I really don\'t have any other man\'s help. \'These compositions come from deep within. They\'re God given. I believe that no matter what music you play, it has to say something. The lyrics are upfront, but do not overpower the music, which is given ample time to do it's thing. This EP talks about the world around us, and the issues you won\'t hear on prime time. \'I was born on an offshore district of the island of Puerto Rico, the inheritance of the Tainos, the African and the Spanish. Even though my parents barely spoke ten words of the English language between them, they moved to the nearby English speaking islands. I spent most of my childhood there. This is where I started listening to English speaking caribbean folk music,calypso (soca), reggae and of lot of the American music. I would hear salsa and rock music being played many times during the same radio program. I can only describe this experience as a giant size music education.\' \'My music today reflects some of those influences. This EP contains five tracks from the Digital Release \'A Global Warning\', and one previously unreleased track. Of Word & Rhythm\'s sound is somewhere between Paul Hardcastle, and Cal Tjader, with lyrics reminiscent of Gil Scott Heron, and Bob Marley. The smooth jazz influenced grooves are complimented by solos which shine, as in \'Before The Storm\', where a powerful organ solo is followed by an infectious conga a la Ray Barretto. The cajon solo on \'Of Things To Come\' cuts through the music, makes you tap your fingers, and keeps you wanting some more. This is definitely smooth music with a message. For those who absolutely have to have a rhythm, and for those who must have something more. Here is Of Word & Rhythm.