12" 180 gram Vinyl
Produced by Luis Resto
& Freddie Brooks
No doubt you've heard Luis Resto, perhaps from his work on the seminal Was/Not Was recordings, his voluminous session work or as Eminem's songwriting partner on songs like "Lose Yourself" and "Not Afraid".
With Combo De Momento, the Oscar & Grammy Award winner steps out from behind the curtain with his solo debut, recorded with a band featuring his brother Mario on guitar, bassist Paul Nowinski (Rickie Lee Jones, Keith Richards) and drummer Keith LeBlanc (Tackhead).
Side One features studio recordings, Side Two recorded live in concert.
• Pianist-keyboardist Luis Resto spent years as one of Detroit's best-kept secrets, lending his supple fingers to albums from artists as diverse as Anita Baker, Patti Smith and his first big gig, Was (Not Was)...
Now Resto is putting his piano at the fore of his own project... a delightfully eclectic set of songs showcasing the music in progress, and revealing Resto's tasteful meshing of jazz, soul, rock and electronica. Promising stuff from a veteran who seems ripe to step out and get busy expressing himself. -- Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press
• "A true keyboard genius... from his humble demeanor, you’d never know that he is one of the most quietly successful songwriters and producers in the world." -- Don Was
• “Combo de Momento” stirs a variety of influences into its stylistic stew, including pop, jazz, soul, R&B and classical flavors... The result is a disc laden with loose, improvisational playing that never meanders into gratuitous showboating.
“It feels like I’m starting something, in a way ... and it’s a purging of sorts. These songs sat around for quite some time and need to get out there and be heard, just so they exist. I want people to hear them and have them connect with folks out there, so I want to make sure that happens now, even with everything else I’m doing.” -- Gary Graff, Oakland Press