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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 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...
Dongfeng Liu: China Caribe

Dongfeng Liu: China Caribe

We are very familiar with the slew of prodigiously gifted Chinese pianists (and other instrumentalists) who have become renowned all over the world for...
Carlos Averhoff Jr.: iQba - Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

Carlos Averhoff Jr: iQba – Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

Carlos Averhoff Jr. has lineage. The son of the incomparable Carlos Averhoff Sr. better known as “Carlos Averhoff Sax”, Mr Averhoff Jr. is also...
Hendrik Meurkens & Bill Cunliffe - Cabin In The Sky

Hendrik Meurkens | Bill Cunliffe: Cabin in the Sky

The most striking aspect of the music of Hendrik Meurkens has always been the refined elegance of its melodies. This has always been carried...
Itai Kriss and Telavana

Itai Kriss and Telavana: Telavana

Itai Kriss together with Hadar Noiberg is one of New York’s worst-kept secrets. Both flutists wear their Middle Eastern heritage just as well as...
Bobby Ramirez - Yo Soy Ritmo! Danzón

Bobby Ramirez: Yo Soy Ritmo! Danzón – Homenaje a Miguel Faílde

The celebrated Spanish composer Manuel de Falla posited that “in popular song the spirit is more important than the letter”, but sometimes –especially in...