Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Reviews

Reviews

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125275684"] It has been some time since the flute maestro, Bill McBirnie has released an album. His last one was Mercy (2010) after which...

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131570503"] Alexander Brown is a truly gifted trumpeter. The Cuban-born Canadian, of African Cuban heritage plays with breathtaking honesty. There is a great unquenchable...

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This recording, "Yo" by Roberto Fonseca appears to be his most visceral work of music so far. Despite having a high musical intellect and striving for a cerebral approach to music—which to a certain extent is true of this record...

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/108706473"] Just when it is believed that Paquito D’Rivera is a fine alto saxophonist who also plays clarinet, he goes and makes an album...

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As part of the TD Jazz: Celebrating Dinah and Sarah series, Toronto jazz lovers were fortunate to see and listen a great performance by...

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116394868"] There is a staggering array of exquisite music on Salsa de la Bahia Vol. 1, which is unlike other compilations featuring various artists....

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Poncho Sánchez’s established his pedigree very early in life, performing with Cal Tjader—who invited him for just one set in 1975, and with whom...

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/98897058"] There is an aspect of vocalastics in a rarified realm that when attained by the singer, replaces earthly country and heritage with the...

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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/83979080"] * Previously reviewed and selected as Album of the Week on May 21, 2012. - The connotation of the music of Chucho Valdés being...

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The masterful Brasilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira has produced two records recently. The first one is a guitar duet with another guitar master, Roberto Taufic,...