This Saturday, September 10th, Bettye LaVette will be the artist to close another edition of the Teatro Libre International Jazz Festival, in Bogota, Colombia. On this occasion, the woman with the expressive-voice, Bettye LaVette, will say goodbye to Bogota’s jazz lovers with an exciting concert at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater. Mrs. LaVette is going to be the last performer of this festival after nine days of concerts by recognized [...]
Best Recordings of 2010: Hilario Durán Trio – Motion; Danilo Perez – Providencia; Roberto Fonseca – Akokan; Jovino Santos Neto – Veja o Som/See the Sound; Alain Perez - Apetecible; Paquito D’Rivera with the Pablo Aslan Ensemble – Tango Jazz; Alex Brown – Pianist; Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble – Blueprints; Samuel Torres – Yaoundé; Hector Martignon – Second Chance [...]
In his follow-up to 2007’s Zamazu (Enja/Justin Time), Cuban piano master, Roberto Fonseca deepens his journey into his quasi-mystical musical search. Like the mythical Gilgamesh, the pianist has embarked on a seemingly endless journey, a leap of faith into the musical unknown, to find the tonal center of pain and joy, heartache and ecstasy and yes, in the tradition of the timeless myth, he has set the mystery and magic of artistry that courses through his [...]
The considerable talent of Cuban pianist, Roberto Fonseca has now spread far and wide and if there was another dimension to enter, it would be the one that qualifies an artist to greatness. However, Fonseca fights shy of any attention that distracts from his music. A deeply spiritual person, who just happens to express himself through his art he prefers to defer to the mysterious, invisible force that compels him to make music [...]
Jukebox - November 2009 Playlist: 3 Cohens, Mario Adnet & Philippe Baden Powell, Arturo Stable, Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Coto Pincheira, Curtis Brothers Quartet, Kalil Wilson, Giovanni Hidalgo, Henry Brun & The Latin Playerz, Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge, Miguel Zenón, Sofia Tosello, Buika, Chucho Valdes, Edmar Castañeda, Pilar de la Hoz, Truko & Zaperoko, Benjamin Taubkin, Sophie Milman, Roberto Fonseca, Mario Ortiz All Stars Band.