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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.
Eddie Daniels - Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels has become, without a doubt one of the finest clarinetists in the past fifty years or so. In fact, apart from Paquito...
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at Koerner Hall - Toronto Nov 30 2018

An Evening with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque in Toronto

The curtain rose on all the polite decorum of Koerner Hall and when the evening exploded it was as if we were swept up...
Zemog El Gallo Bueno - YoYouMeTú - Trilogy

Zemog El Gallo Bueno: YoYouMeTú – Trilogy Vol. 3

The music of Abraham Gomez-Delgado, otherwise made here (and elsewhere) under the name of Zemog El Gallo Bueno has always maintained its life on...
David Virelles: Igbó Alákorin The Singer's Grove Vol. I & II

David Virelles: Igbó Alákọrin The Singer’s Grove Vol. I & II

Listeners – simple and sophisticated – who have, by now become used to the music of David Virelles might come to expect that with...
Flavio Lira: Coffee Gold Sugar Cane

Flavio Lira: Coffee Gold Sugar Cane

Flavio Lira is one several young Brasilian musicians who has a wider world-view of music than most of his countrymen and the bassist shows...
Eddie Palmieri - Mi Luz Mayor

Eddie Palmieri: Mi Luz Mayor

The spiritual nature of Mi Luz Mayor, with its metaphor of "The Light" is a magnificent big band recording by Eddie Palmieri and may...
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers

Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider: Dreamers

You can now declare Magos Herrera to be one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song. Her consummate and sultry contralto is pitch-perfect and...
Carlos Santana - Sound of the Heart, Song of the World by Gary Golio

Gary Golio: Carlos Santana

That this book Carlos Santana – Sound of the Heart, Song of the World by Gary Golio is a children’s book should come as...
JALC with Wynton Marsalis - Una Noche con Rubén

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche con Rubén Blades

The prospect of Rubén Blades performing with the mighty Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during the 2014-15 concert season must surely have had music...
Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

It takes but a few bars of “Rosario”, the first chart of Yo Soy la Tradición, by composer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón to...
Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti: Buenos Aires Noir

Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti: Buenos Aires Noir

The album Buenos Aires Noir by Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti is being celebrated for its being considered as Best Classical Album for...
Gabriel Palatchi Trio: Made in Canada

Gabriel Palatchi Trio: Made in Canada

Gabriel Palatchi has been touring the world, but found time about a year ago to stop by in his new home-base, Canada, to perform...
Armando Romeu: Primer Concierto de la Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna

Armando Romeu: 1er Concierto de la Orq Cubana de Música Moderna

The Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna was one of the early swing bands that rocked Cuba and it’s hardly surprising why. The big band...
Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds

Mike Freeman and ZonaVibe pay wonderful homage to two of great vibraphone masters of musicians on Venetian Blinds; Tito Puente and Bobby Hutcherson. Tongue...
Omar Sosa | Yilian Cañizares: Aguas

Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares: Aguas

Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares are both astonishingly gifted musicians whose reputations have been somewhat eclipsed (grossly unfairly, one might add) by those instrumentalists...
Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Although by its suggestion of relative fragmentation the structural plan of Journey Moments by the contrabassist Ark Ovrutski follows a familiar enough trajectory encompassing...
Sergio Pereira - Nu Brasil

Sergio Pereira: Nu Brasil

For the carioca, Sergio Pereira, playing on the Portuguese word “Nu” as the title of his album Nu Brasil and then following it up...
Harold López-Nussa - Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa: Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa is a dynasty not only in Cuba, and ever since Ninety Miles (Concord, 2011), a recording that was facilitated by vibraphonist Stefon...
Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround: Songs For Nat

Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround: Songs For Nat

This is not a tribute to Nat Adderley, but if it were, it would be a better one than any trumpeter has done. As...
Maria Cangiano - Renaceré

Maria Cangiano: Renaceré (Piazzolla X Cangiano)

It has been some time since we have heard from Maria Cangiano. But the sultry-voiced Argentinean contralto has returned with a new recording of...

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