Winter Winds

Now-Again Records
NA 5054

With 1970's Winter Winds Hewitt refined and tightened things up, bringing his distinctive compositional approach to some pieces hinting at bugalu and bossa nova. The overall effect -- helped along by buoyant, dreamy vocals from soprano Sonia Valldeparas and alto Nina Scheller, in addition to drummer Rick Hearns's energetic, sometimes rock-like propulsion -- feels like the flowering of a new style of cosmic/ ethno/ jazz /pop, one not heard before or since.

I'm Wondering Why
More Than Anything
It's Got Two Names, And That's Alright
Love Song
Oma Rakas
The Winterwind
Bada Que Bash