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Raul da Gama

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Canadian writer. Based in Milton, Ontario, Canada, Raul is a musician and an accomplished writer whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep understanding of music, technically as well as historically.
Lauren Henderson: Ármame

Lauren Henderson: Ármame

By the end of 2018 Lauren Henderson will have not one, but two, releases. The first of these is Ármame and it is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dayramir González - The Grand Concourse

Dayramir González · The Grand Concourse

Very rarely indeed does one get to call an album of music “a masterpiece” and actually mean it. But this is absolutely true of...
Fernando García: Guasábara Puerto Rico

Fernando García · Guasábara Puerto Rico

It might seem easy to be mesmerised and swept away by the ceaseless dancing of Puerto Rican music from one odd time signature to...
Tito Puente: The Best of the Concord Years

Tito Puente: The Best of the Concord Years

Producing a compilation of the music of someone like Tito Puente is no easy task. With scores of recordings where do you start? What...
RoyMcGrath - Remembranzas

Roy McGrath · Remembranzas

It may be no surprise that many listeners may not have heard of the Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath. But it is also...
Aaron Aranita: Segunda Vista

Aaron Aranita · Segunda Vista

Aaron Aranita is known to most lovers of music and followers of big band music, especially on the West Coast. He is an accomplished...
Eduardo Sandoval: Caminos Abiertos

Eduardo Sandoval · Caminos Abiertos

The trombone should not really be considered a relatively unfamiliar instrument in Cuban music. After all the proximity of African-centric cultures between Havana and...
Lázaro Valdés y Jazz Son: La Malagueña

Lázaro Valdés y Son Jazz · La Malagueña

Lázaro Valdés is a pianist of prodigious beginnings and of considerable musical pedigree. Although he played with an array of big bands, including one...
Yissy & Bandancha: Última Noticia

Yissy & Bandancha · Última Noticia

Yissy García was one of the girls who were brought out of Cuba by the renowned soprano saxophonist and flutist “Havana” Jane Bunnett to...
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