Multi-instrumentalist/producer Sly5thAve shares his new single "El Momento," taken from the forthcoming collaborative project Agua de Jamaica with pianist/composer Roberto Verástegui. The track is a soothing and reflective piece that takes modern jazz to new heights. From the layered arrangement, lively and off-kilter drum grooves, and exceptional improvisation, the duo once again show us their evolution as instrumentalists and their chemistry is quite unmatched. There is much to unpack here as the track ebb and flows with its rousing drum fills, reflecting textures and progressive instrumentation.
“El Momento” is the second single from Agua de Jamaica, the collaborative project between producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II AKA Sly5thAve and pianist and composer Roberto Verástegui. The pair originally met whilst studying Jazz in Texas and began piecing together the release on Sly5thAve’s first visit to Mexico, over a drink of Agua de Jamaica – a drink made with water, hibiscus flower, and sugar. The project was recorded during the lockdown in Mexico and is built on elements of jazz, a love of hip-hop and Mexico City’s ever-vibrant artistic culture, Latin flavors, and the African roots from which these sounds grew.
Stream "El Momento" on all DSPs here.