Matauri Bay singer/songwriter Jason Tito‘s album certainly lives up to its name and will take you on an enjoyable musical journey through RnB, rock and blues, with sprinklings of jazz. The 10 well-crafted tracks on this debut reveal a humble guitarist who has plenty of life experience and knows how to tell his stories in a captivating and engaging way.
The stand out tracks for me were Take A Look At Me Now and Gypsy Girl (most strongly reminiscent of Eric Clapton’s slow hand recordings) which I note, through comments on social media, have also caught the attention of fellow musicians and a very supportive whanau. The album was recorded and mixed in the home studio of friend and talented musical guru Daniel Hewson, who also plays drums, bass, keys, guitar and horns, and whose evident skills as a producer takes the listener on a seamless, soulful and toe-tapping groove experience. ‘Heart & Soul’ reveals Jason Bud Tito as a singer/songwriter who has plenty of each, with an album that really deserves to have been heard much more widely than it likely has.