'Desert Orchid' paints a beautiful and delicate musical picture of the American southwest - the landscape, plant life, the verandas, and rugged people who live artfully amongst nature’s often hostile terrain.
Plateaus in the distance, the thousands of miles of blowing sand, the harsh morning light, the grace and pastoral beauty of late afternoon is encased in one, lone Desert Orchid". Picture this and you won't be disappointed! 'Desert Orchid' delivers!
Renowned New Mexico artist Deborah Samuels – “Desert Orchid contains the best of what the southwest is all about. Lovely and filled with such grace!”
“I’ve been exploring a variety of Spanish influenced themes with 2018 Grammy nominated violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne of jazz musician Jane Bunnett’s, all-Cuban women’s ensemble, Maqueque." - Bill King
Last year, under banner The Uprising we saw the release of Isle of Saints – a contemporary mix of Cuban rhythms and 70s’ style fusion jazz. Over the holidays the ranchero style single arrived, “Amarga Navidad” with OKAN – the band guided by Rodriguez and Savigne. Also, in the mix, Cuban virtuoso Pablofsky Rosales on guitar,” says pianist/composer Bill King.
Desert Orchid mixes Spanish roots with chamber music, a most unusual marriage of genres. One moment, the performance seems as if you were shaded by a porch and basking in a hot summer’s wind, the other; at a concert hall listening to sophisticated ensemble.
Bill King - composer/producer, pianist/engineer/mix
Elizabeth Rodriguez - violin
Magdelys Savigne - percussion
Pablofsky Rosales - acoustic guitar
Jesse 'Dubmatix' King - mastering - Dub/Arc
Recorded at The Station House