Moments and Fragments Reviews:
#Bloomerangs has been recognized as a Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition again! For the 4th time (3 in Jazz, 1 in Blues) one of the originals by its members is a Semi Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. This time it was for the Rodrigo Cotelo’s original “Leaps and Bounces” part of #Bloomerangs release “Moments and Fragments”. Among others, jurors included Danilo Perez, Peter Erskine, Gordon Goodwin, and saxophonist Ted Nash.
Also Jazz Semi Finalist original “In Some Shape or Form”, and “S Mitchell St” distinguished Rodrigo Cotelo and Clay Wulbrecht (shared authorship on In Some Shape or Form), with jurors having included Vijay Iyer, Danilo Perez, and Esperanza Spalding among others.
The 2016 acknowledgement was in the Blues category for the piece “Usual Suspects”. A co-authorship in between Rodrigo Cotelo and Diego Bustingorry. Part of the jurors for the category included Blues master Joe Bonamassa.
In 2015 for the Jazz category, “Young Dads” was selected by jurors Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter and Danilo Perez.
“Young Dads” is part of #Bloomerangs debut album”Horizon Sunset” and “Usual Suspects” is only be available on the Deluxe digital edition of the album.
Horizon Sunset Reviews
George W. Harris: “While politics may separate nations, funky blues seems to bind them together…” Keep reading: http://www.jazzweekly.com/2017/08/bloomerangs-horizon-sunset/
Dick Metcalf: “Another thing that attracted my ears to the band immediately is that all of the tunes are originals; no covers, only the raw & pure energy of artists who are more engaged because it’s their “own” music at stake…” Keep reading: http://contemporaryfusionreviews.com/bloomerangs-international-collective-jazz-bloomerangs-horizon-sunset/
Nick Smithson 8/10: “I don’t know if it’s the diverse cultures the musicians hail from, or whether Jazz is a truly universal language, but this album is a joy to listen to from start to finish…” “This will act as the background to my summer this year. It’s perfect for just about every occasion.” Keep reading: http://www.reviewgraveyard.com/00_revs/r2017/music/17-05-12_horizon-sunset.html
Chris Spector: “#BLOOMERANGS/Horizon Sunset: Guided by the spirit of world beat and second line funk, this bunch doesn’t try to be anything but themselves even if they go from reminding you of a genre busting bunch of hippies from Boston in the late 60s, a bunch of NAC champs seeing how they can amuse themselves and much more…” Keep reading: http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1252.html
Dave Rogers: “The sound would no doubt catch one’s ear if walking in the city square, both for its lilting quality and its engaging rhythm…” Keep reading: https://www.wtju.net/new-jazz-adds-6302017/