Evolution of a Sonero Reviews
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
"...Here’s what tipped me off that we were about to see something special: Pianist Carlos Ordiano enters with four band members (“The Razor Blades”) at Los Angeles Theatre Center, and plays a gorgeous — and I mean GORGEOUS — piano solo, molto melodic and introspective. Then the quintet broke into a jazzy, funky, yummy number which featured a knockout trombone solo by Richard Velzen (the other band members are Edward Resto on ElectriBass, Joey De Leon on timbales, and Juan Moreno on congas)."
Stage Raw- Highly Recommended
"...Directed by Miranda Gonzalez, the dynamic evening flows well in a tight, exciting 90-minute performance. Musical director Carlos Ordiano finds a nice balance between improvisation and precision. Scenic designer Manuel Ortiz's set is appropriately restrained, leaving ample space for instruments, with the band placed on various risers. Sarah Albrecht's costume design is both poignant and practical. Ellie Humphrys' lighting design is subtle, focused and specific."