ALBUM OF THE WEEK

Pianists who embark on Cuban music projects usually present them as traditional or modern, but rarely both. Mike Eckroth does both on his...

5-STAR ALBUMS

The musical and theatrical finery of Panamericano is going to be quite the sensation in the weeks and months to come, and several years...

CD REVIEWS

Some musicians seem to go through a great deal of their lives unnoticed and underappreciated even by the cognoscenti. Larry Douglas is one of...

JAZZ REPORT

Hard on the heels of the carioca, Leo Gandelman comes the infinitely younger carioca, Michel Nirenberg, a musician steeped in choro and samba. A...

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS

I thought that this Justin Time recording Habana Nocturna (1999) by Hilario Durán was going to be all-but-forgotten. I also thought, for no rational...

TROPICAL REPORT

Two years ago, at the great salsa festival “Salsa al Parque” in the city of Bogotá, I had the privilege of listening to one...
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