Ah-Knee-Ball – Anibal Rojas
By: Skeeta Diggs
Some might classify this artist as Jazz. And it is to be sure, but an added bonus is the World music sound that Anibal fuses into this CD. There’s a wonderful story to go with this CD as well, but that will come later. For now, let’s discuss the saxophone mastery that Anibal displays on tracks like ‘Le Montrose’ and ‘Missing Brecker’. The sax is big, and screeches in all the right places, but most importantly it screeches in a very controlled manner that is fresh all at the same time. ‘Lay Down’ and ‘The Midnight Zone’ are a beautiful flute filled pieces that I could easily envision myself sitting alone on some beautiful mountain top watching the sun fade to. He lends an other-worldy feel to his music by including said flutes and various indigenous instruments. I’m sorry but I really must recommend this CD to serious music lovers everywhere.