Nueva Musica

The Latin Project's debut album, "Nueva Musica," is infused with heaped helpings of Latin rhythms, jazz-skewed grooves and sun-kissed vocals—making it ideal for the clubs, lounges and beaches o

The Latin Project's debut album, "Nueva Musica," is infused with heaped helpings of Latin rhythms, jazz-skewed grooves and sun-kissed vocals—making it ideal for the clubs, lounges and beaches of Ibiza, Spain, as well as that summer cocktail party you're hosting next weekend. Headed by Matt Cooper (who also records as Outside and works with Incognito) and Jez Colin (co-founder of early-'90s acid jazz group the Solsonics), the Latin Project prefers an inclusive approach to music-making. Cooper and Colin are ably assisted by guitarist Robbie Nevil ("Universal"), singer Terence Trent D'Arby going by his Sananda alias ("Windows") and Spanish guitarist Marc Antione ("En Fuego"), among others. A cover of George Duke's "Brazilian Love Affair" (featuring vocalists Katia Moraes and Joël Virgel) is the icing on this rich and satisfying set.—MP