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Daniel Bailen – Acoustic Electric Bass (3), Background Vocals (3), Hand Claps (3)

David Bailen – Percussion (3), Background Vocals (3), Hand Claps (3), Drums (9)

Richard Bona – Electric Bass (10), Percussion (10)

Richard Hammond – Upright Bass (5,8,11,12)

Götz Kujack – Chekeré (1)

Raul Midón – Steel Guitar (1,8,9,12,13,14), Charango (1), Acoustic Electric Bass (1,2,6,9), Vocals (1~14), Bombo (1,6,10), Shakers (1,2,5,6,8,10,12), Acoustic Guitar (2,3,5,6,7,11,13), Guitar Synth (2), Programming (2,6,8,11,12), Bongos (2,5,6,10,12), Mouth Trumpet (3,12), Percussion (3,4,11), Hand Claps (3), Nylon Guitar (1,4,8,10,12), Electric Guitar (4,5,11), Background Vocals (5), Roland Piano (9), Tambourine (12), Electric Bass (13), CW Electronic Keyer (14), TS2000 (14)

Kathleen Midón – Background Vocals (2,5)

Marcus Miller – Bass (4)

Dianne Reeves – Vocals (11)

Daniel Sadownick – Clave (5), Triangle (5,8,11), Shakers (5,8,11,12), Congas (8,11,12), Bell Tree (8), Cabasa (8), Cowbell (11,12), Jingle Stick (12), Agogô Bells (12), Caxixi (12)

Lizz Wright – Vocals (6)

Raul Midón

Don't Hesitate

Raul Midón’s pointedly titled new album Don’t Hesitate demonstrates why—a dozen years and eight albums into a recording career that’s won him massive critical acclaim and a passionately devoted international fan base—he remains one of his era’s most distinctive and beloved recording artists.

The Mirror finds Midón breaking new ground for himself, including two entrancing solo spoken-word pieces (“If I Could See” and “One Day Without War”). The album also features studio meetings with such veteran jazz colorists as vibraphonist Joe Locke (“A Certain Café”), as well as a songwriting collaboration with top pianist Gerald Clayton, “Deep Dry Ocean.” Another highlight is the road-weary jazz ballad “Cold Cuts and Coffee,” while title track “The Mirror” beguiles with its easy tropical groove, lyrical sophistication and Midón’s flowing electric guitar. As National Public Radio set the stage before his captivating edition of its “Tiny Desk Concert” broadcast: “Raul Midón lives in a world of sound. Blind since birth, Midón’s interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians.”

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