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Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

The drummer Chris Smith’s dream of making music a way of life has something of a fairytale quality to it and so does the...
Diego El Cigala - Indestructible

Remembering Cigala’s Salsa Masterpiece Album: Indestructible

In late October of 2016, the world looked forward to listening to one of the most awaited salsa albums in history, interpreted and produced...
Papo Vazquez: JS Bach - Goldberg Variations

Papo Vazquez: JS Bach – Goldberg Variations

There are no sacred cows in music – certainly not for Papo Vazquez. His 2018 offering in a quartet format is selections from Johann...

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Edward Simon - Triumphs & Sorrows

Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs

Despite drawing from a deep well-spring of complex abstraction and profound spirituality, the music of Edward Simon is eminently accessible. Moreover, even with the...
Duduka da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador

Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador

The percussion colourist, Duduka Da Fonseca once graced the drum chair of Dom Salvador’s album, simply entitled Transition… or was it so simple? Although...
Carlos Cano & Hernán Milla: Por La Rivera de Paquito

Carlos Cano & Hernán Milla: Por la Rivera de Paquito

A little over a year ago the prodigiously gifted Spanish pianist Hernán Milla played and recorded in a (largely) duet setting with the equally...

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Fran Vielma and his Venezuelan Jazz Collective

Fran Vielma and his Venezuelan Jazz Collective: Tendencias

Fran Vielma could not think of a more provocative name for an album than Tendencias, especially amid the enormous musical output of music emerging...
Steven Kroon In Your Dreams

Steven Kroon · In Your Dreams

Steven Kroon is not only living the dream as one of the frontline percussionist playing music in the Afro-Caribbean, Brasilian and Latin-Jazz styles, but...
Alfredo Rodríguez: The Little Dream

Alfredo Rodríguez · The Little Dream

To say that you can never know what to expect from pianist Alfredo Rodríguez would no longer be a surprising observation even if the...

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Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz Organic Merengue

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz · Organic Merengue

One important aspect of the music on this disc that strikes you almost immediately is that a Hammond B3 organ is melded in with...
Emilio Teubal Trio - Memorias de Otro Tiempo

Emilio Teubal Trio · Memorias de Otro Tiempo

This recording that Emilio Teubal has entitled Memorias de Otro Tiempo, is dedicated to his mother Norma Giarracca (1945-2015), who died in Argentina while...
Los Rumberos de la Bahia

Los Rumberos de la Bahia · Mabagwe

If when listening to Mabagwe - A Tribute to "Los Mayores" by Los Rumberos de la Bahia you happen to feel that you are...

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Román Filiú

Román Filiú To Release New Album: Quarteria

Quarteria by Román Filiú Six buildings in close proximity with families living one on top of another within a constant melee of sound, including music...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Releases New Album: Anniversary

GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra Celebrates 15 Years with New Studio Album Anniversary, Due out April 16, 2018 on ArtistShare. In celebration of their...
Marcos Valle

BossaBrasil at Birdland NYC Featuring Marcos Valle

DELTA AIR LINES Presents BOSSABRASIL at BIRDLAND Featuring  MARCOS VALLE LEGENDARY BRAZILIAN  POP/BOSSA NOVA GIANT A CROWD FAVORITE AT BIRDLAND - MAY 29 – JUNE 2, 2018 With Special Guests:...

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The Pedrito Martinez Group

Inside Latin Jazz Featuring Pedrito Martínez Group

The Inside Latin Jazz series, continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor...
New Cuban Express and Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet

New Cuban Express & Steven Kroon Sextet at Hostos Center

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents an exciting double bill of contemporary Latin jazz with the Grammy-nominated New Cuban Express featuring some...
Bobby Valentin

Bobby Valentin – The 50th Anniversary Legend Celebration

In this 50th anniversary celebration of Bobby Valentin, “El Rey del Bajo” we celebrate the grand impact Valentin has had on the entire Salsa...

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Michael Eckroth

Artist Profile: Michael Eckroth

Michael Eckroth,  pianist and keyboardist, composer and arranger, is a native of Phoenix Arizona and currently resides in Jackson Heights, NY. He earned a...
Pablo Ziegler

Artist Profile: Pablo Ziegler

For decades, Buenos Aires-born, Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine nuevo tango, the...
Dafnis Prieto

Artist Profile: Dafnis Prieto

Dafnis Prieto hails from Santa Clara, Cuba. His revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music...

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