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FE is Francisco Mela's fourth album as a leader. The album spotlights two standout musicians that join him to form The Crash Trio, pianist Leo Genovese, and bassist Gerald Cannon. The group, which came together in 2010, will be performing through next year in support of the new album.
Appearing as a featured guest on the recording, is legendary guitarist, John Scofield. The release is of particular significance to Mela and is a tribute to his late parents. He states: "My mom passed away in 2015, and the release of this album is a dream come true and makes me feel deeply relieved. While recording this project, I was able to express some of my emotions with very special musicians who have played a major part in my development and musical growth."