Roy Campbell – La Tierra Del Fuego
Delmark DD 469 (1994)
Roy Campbell’s electrifying debut CD, New Kingdom (Delmark 456), was highly praised by fans, critics and musicians alike. The 1993 Readers’ Poll in Cadence magazine saw it in the top ten albums of the year.
What strikes a listener foremost about Roy’s playing is the Spanish quality of his lyrical lines — and he can dart along with burning intensity too — but he also wants people to know him as an arranger and composer as well as a trumpeter. La Tierra del Fuego (The Land of Fire) will ensure the Campbell succeeds.