Cochemea – “Mimbreños”


Another propulsive, deeply grooved cut sneaks out from the upcoming Cochemea album. His sax has lifted works from The Dap-Kings, Kevin Morby, and Run The Jewels, but nowhere is he as potent as on his own records. Achored in familial traditions and deeply tethered histories, the alum brings on generations of Gastelum’s family to lend vocals that call to one another across time and space. “Mimbreños” makes good use of the Daptone rhythm section, pounding out an ecstatic dance that’s wrapped in childhood memories of travel to family in the Southwest. Tying it together are the streaks of sax that glare as brilliant as the New Mexico sun. The new album, Vol. II: Baca Sewa , is out July 16th on Daptone.

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