Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2017: Nelson Rangell

Saturday night, saxophonist and flutist Nelson Rangell did his show, his band consisted of Heiko Braun on drums, Mark Jaimes on guitar, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Oli Silk on keyboards. He opened his show full steam with Stevie Wonder's "Another Star" playing with unbridled passion and flawless technique, before he did one of his own compositions, kicking things up again with EWF's "Can't Hide Love". Things slowed down with Earl Klugh's "Vonetta" beautifully played on the flute, and the awesome Hampton Hawes track "Sonora" that was perfectly whistled, plus a nice solo on the piccolo flute. Another highlight was Chick Corea's "Spain" played on the flute, with a great acoustic solo by Mark Jaimes. Later he played "Turning Night Into Day", one of his big hits during his stint with GRP Records. They finished the show with the Crusaders classic "Put It Where You Want It". This was a very fine show by a consummate artist.