State of Mind by Raul Midón

Wednesday January 13th, 2010 / 10:03 Written by

Raul MidonThis week, I’m suggesting singer and guitarist Raul Midón’s debut album State of Mind. On his website, Raul explains that he left his lucrative work as a back-up singer to pursue his solo career because he was “making a living as a professional musician, but wasn’t pursuing art”. He released State of Mind in 2005 and critics continue to credit it as a remarkable project that combines old-school, Latin and jazz influences. My favorites on the album are Waited All My Life, Sunshine (I Can Fly), and Expressions of Love, which features a harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder. Here’s a clip of Waited All My Life (check out the breakdown around the 3:50 mark). Be sure to read more about Raul on his website and look for State of Mind on Amazon or iTunes.

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