Guymon Ensley GEQ Jazz

CD - Meditative Grooves


Guymon Ensley


SPLASH transforms and lands you into a mystic surrounding, introducing a sense of being immersed into a large body of water, where the sounds that you hear are the sounds that your mind creates.  


The Opening selection, which sets the tone of this work, has a contrasting sentiment that is immediately clear at the onset of the trumpet solo. As the solo bursts harshly, it strikes back chords and harmonies with the piano and orchestra. Later the solo softens and supplies an accompaniment with the strings. Simply, a mellifluous piece of work. 

The following selections joyously toys with the listener’s ability to enjoy different theme renderings and relaxes briefly during lyrical moments.  

There are different approaches to rhythms and arpeggios of which may not depict musical agreement but it stands on its’ own robustness and pleasantly carries the listener along the journey. 

The journey culminates in a peaceful unification of horn and orchestra perceptibly that ends evoking sounds of busy surrounded by tranquility. 


This is an outstanding work of which composer sought for musical resolution and achieved it.