Horns reign supreme on Paz Court’s delightful new EP.
Chilean vocalist and singer-songwriter, Paz Court, began her musical adventure by performing in groups Jazzimodo and Tunacola, before embarking on a solo career. Her debut, “Cómeme,” was released in 2014 and later reworked with her own ensemble, La Orquesta Florida.
The same group features on her new EP, “Veranito de San Juan,” enriching her sound – which combines Latin American rhythms, pop melodies, and jazz grooves – with orchestral grandeur. The music has a bit of a retro feeling, emphasized by elegant arrangements and smooth sound, but it’s the uplifting mood of the songs that really hits home.
The EP contains four originals and three covers: “Sufrir,” a bolero written by the famous Chilean composer, Francisco Flores del Campo; “Amorcito Corazón,” a classic song from the golden age of Mexican cinema composed by Manuel Esperón with lyrics by Pedro de Urdimalas; and “Simetría,” a title track from the last album by the Chilean indie-darlings, Ases Falsos.
Each rendition is a treasure, making “Veranito de San Juan” one of the most remarkable releases in the first quarter of 2018.