A record, a vinyl that embodies the experimental philosophy of Jazzego, which puts the quality of the music first and takes great care in the production of its products. Then again, one can easily get that this record will be a brilliant one, right from the initial track 'Space Gazing' which introduces with great elegance and refinement what will be the leitmotiv of the whole album: dancing gracefully on a tight wire stretched on the brink of various genres such as Jazz, Soul, R&B. The return of these sounds revisited in a modern key is a trend we've been witnessing for some years now but the author of the LP we're talking about today, Azar Azar -alias of the Portuguese jazz keyboardist and producer Sérgio Alvesci- quite astonishingly succeeds in the hard task of shaping, with his talent and his ability, a wide range of musical influences to his liking. ‘Cosmic Drops’, in fact, brings together both the author's exquisite musical production technique, and also the ability to combine Sound Design and cinematic elements, which make the album much more interesting and varied, and also conceptually much more profound. We perfectly know that it’s easy to tell when a record has been composed with a substantial dose of ‘anima' or ‘soul’ or -on the other hand- when it's simply a display of an artist's skills, and this album rightfully belongs to the first of these two categories. The grace with which Azar Azar moves between the rhythmic elegance of 'Miles Backyard', of 'Instant Star' and the poetic delicacy of 'Dreaming Waves' with the marvellous voice of Beth Hirsch, as well as the harmonic magic of 'Golden Wonderland' and the R&B/Soul/Jazzy attitude of 'Subway' is frankly stunning. But the immense and cohesive skillfulness of Azar Azar is also a clear sign of the great work behind an LP of this kind, in which it is clear how both the label and the artist have worked side by side without accepting compromises, without shortcuts, to reach such a qualitative result. We just have to congratulate both the artist and the label, Jazzego, for having gifted us with this beautiful music, which we are sure will remain a reference for those who want to try their hand at these musical genres in the future.