Katouz-Band is the brainchild of the self-taught multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger Claude Venance, a nativo of the Caribbean island of Martinique. In 2008, Claude and his flute-playing wife Jeannine E. Venance founded their own record label (Mi-Yo Productions) in Germany. Hommages, the label's first production, was inspired by Claude Venance's leve and passion for the musical styles of Johnny Pachece, the Fania All Stars, and Earth, Wind and Fire (E.W.F.). Affer a brief introduction, a repertoire of seven (mostly original) scores unveils the sounds of the Katouz-Band. The opening selection, II...