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Alex Cuba: Sublime

If some of you, like me, devour a new recording even before you first play it, turning the package over and over in your...

Carlos Sarduy: Luz

Carlos Sarduy is a considerably decorated trumpeter, having won a Grammy, two Latin Grammys and a clutch of other award for his inventive work...

Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra: Puertos – Music From International Waters

Editor's Pick · Featured Album Reviewing music can be a vexing experience. Often recordings that bode well on paper disappoint somewhat in reality. And then...

Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band: Antidote

Editor's Pick · Featured Album For young, aspiring pianists, Chick Corea and his music might easily be considered “essential study”. His breathtaking oeuvre offers so...

Negroni’s Trio Presents: Acústico

Negroni’s Trio is somewhat unique among piano trios. Bring culturally informed ideas not only by Afri-Caribbean music, but also – in its being influenced...

Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

In the sonic scheme of things – not to get too wrapped up in similarities and differences between the sound of El Barrio and...

Sorte! – John Finbury ft. Thalma De Freitas

Editor's Pick · Featured Album Two albums into his worshipful “Brasilian sojourn” John Finbury has written six new songs that further declare his abject love...

Kiki Valera: Vivencias en Clave Cubana

It’s odd to think that a recording in 2019 could be deemed to have become “historic” upon its release, but this one - Vivencias...

Carrera Quinta: Traslaciones

Ever since I can remember it has become commonplace for any music that combined Afro-Caribbean rhythmic tempi with the improvisational aspect of Jazz to...

Raquel Cepeda: Passion – Latin Jazz

There is a breathtaking array of music on this album Passion by Raquel Cepeda – music from an array of South American traditions as...

Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba: Hallowed

Of all of the utterly unique aspects of the music of Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba, some are more breathtaking than everything else. Firstly, to...

Alberto Lescay & Formas: Escape

The title Escape has an intriguing ring to it. Escape from what, you might ask? And then the music begins and you get the...

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Alex Conde: Jungle Street (Origins)

Jungle Street is a track from the album Origins, by pianist composer Alex Conde and released in 2018 on Ropeadope Records. "When Alex Conde turns...

Eddie Daniels: Lôro (Heart of Brazil)

Lôro is the first track of the album Heart of Brazil | A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti by Eddie Daniels, released in 2018 on...

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz: Simone

Simone is the first track of the album Organic Merengue (Merengue Orgánico) by percussionist Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz, released in 2018. "One important...

Chucho Valdés: 100 Años de Bebo

100 Años de Bebo (100 years of Bebo): A tune by Bebo, rescued from oblivion by Chucho Valdés, played by Regina Carter, and set...

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