Album Review of
Reminiscent Moods

Written by Robert Silverstein
November 15, 2019 - 3:52pm EST
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A one-man jazz-rock band if there ever was one, Pablo Embon gets it all together on his 2019 album entitled Reminiscent Moods. Combining a diversity of instrumental music genres, from jazz-fusion and smooth jazz to funk, Latin music, World music, folk and more, the 12-track CD was written and recorded by Pablo at his home base in Israel between August 2018 and April 2019. Originally from Argentina, with its rich traditions of Tango and Andean folk music, Pablo has thus far released 18 solo albums and Reminiscent Moods is being called his best release yet. Upbeat, 21st century instrumental jazz rounded out by occasional fusion grooves, Reminiscent Moods is also solid showcase for Pablo’s recording, production and orchestration skills. The programmed drums are well-suited to serve the music within, yet upon listening to Reminiscent Moods, it’s clearly Pablo’s keyboards, bass and electric guitar playing that makes the album a first-rate effort. Even the CD cover art is imaginitive, even funny, perhaps underscoring the do-it-yourself nature of the recordings! Pablo cites Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and early music from jazz-fusion legends Return To Forever, especially the early RTF with Airto, among his main musical influences. With Pablo’s colorful music history highlighting an array of music influences, a clear sense of musical originality comes quickly into focus in the diverse instrumental jazz grooves of Reminiscent Moods.