Rob Tardik – MOMENTS (2015)

Nov 13, 2015 - by: Patrick Van de Wiele, SmoothJazz Europe

On his 5th album, The Canadian guitarist Rob Tardik explores jazz, Latin, R&B and pop/rock. Rob spreads positive energy in the tracks that he wrote and produced with Steve Oliver, Nate Harasim and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. “Reflecting on the key moments that define us, you’ve got to be in the moment in order to catch those moments of unexpected happiness. Life moves so fast and its hectic thus we get caught up and lost in it. These days, so many people are distracted by modern technology that we miss what’s happening right in front of us,” he said. “I want my music to uplift people’s spirits. There’s a lot of negativity out there on a daily basis; my intention is only to bring positivity to people’s lives.” Opener ‘Sip and Salsa’ is a flamenco track with a lot of energy. On ‘Rite of Passage’ you can hear sax man Will Donato, and the soulful ballad ‘Moments in Time’ is sang by Aiden Castillo. ‘Eros’ is all about passion, sex and intimacy. And ‘Hang Time’ is a feel good song, up-tempo and joyful. ‘Serendipity’ is again a duet with Will Donato on sax, while on the funky ‘Stop!’ the Canadian sax man Walle Larsson come son. ‘Reflections’ is a meditative moment, followed by the flamenco of ‘A New Life’. On ‘Voyageur’ Rob’s guitar sounds like a locomotive, while the instrumental version of ‘Moments in Time’ closes, with the radio version of ‘Rite of Passage’. Again an interesting album by this positive guitarist!

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