Winner of last year’s City Paper Music Award
for best jazz artist, Gino Castillo will hold a release show of his new album SoulFunkubanized
on Sun. Oct. 26 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Castillo says the record contains a “compilation of songs from several soul and funk musicians, arranged with Afro-Cuban style, keeping the spirit of the originals but with the Cuban, salsa, Latin-jazz twist.” Borrowing a few of Charleston’s heavy hitters, the album features vocalist Elise Testone, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, flutist David Heywood, stringist Robby Kenny, pianist Trey Cooper, saxophonist Michael Quinn, and drummer Quentin Baxter, to name a few. Songs covered include Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” plus “Honey Sugar,” a Castillo original. It all kicks off at 4 p.m., and free copies of the CD will be distributed to attendees after the show.