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Straight no Chaser – Migration – Review

“Migration” is Orioles second album – a rich mix of South American folklore, traditional and religiously rooted music. Prepare to travel to dusty side roads , lively market places and the great outdoors as the album encourages you to discover and experience. Orioles composer and guitarist Jonny Phillips teams up with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, vocalist Julia biel, percussionist Adriano Adewale Itauna, and other high flying talents from the F-IRE Collective. Check out “Bate Calado” which means “slowly beating drum” or “heatbeat” in Brazilian Portuguese and the samba-esque “We’re All Angels” featuring wonderful clarinet work from Idris Rahman. This album delivers those light hearted and playful moments we expect of the summer, its skillfully and wholeheartedly composed and performed by an exceptional band.”