Roxy Music might be deceased, but their guitarist is alive and kicking, and looking to Cuba for inspiration.
“Perhaps our job is done,” Roxy Music’s guitarist Phil Manzanera mused last year. The band with which he had huge singles and albums success during the 1970s and 80s may now be finished, but as a producer Manzanera has recently helped guide both David Gilmour’s revived solo career and Pink Floyd’s swansong album The Endless River.
His latest album, The Sound Of Blue, continues his own prolific solo career. Its mostly instrumental tracks reflect his nomadic early life in Latin America, and there’s also a nod to Roxy’s glory days.
The Sound Of Blue is out now on Expression Records.