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Ray Martinez and the Forgotten Legacy of Jazz

Sometime in the very near future, several of the jazz world's best known writers and musicologists will...

Julián Cabrera: Musician, Rumbero, Gentleman and Scholar

RETROSPECTIVE JULIÁN CABRERA was one of the funniest musicians I ever met. But he was also an incredibly...

El Heredero: Ismael Rivera Jr.

When it comes to iconic musicians and their offsprings, it is quite easy to make comparisons. A recent...

JAM: 112 Ways To Celebrate Jazz

Attend a concert by your local high school or college jazz band. Listen to a jazz CD that...

In Search of Vinicius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes was my George Gordon Noel Byron, my Lord Byron as I was growing up....

Barranquijazz: 17 Años de Jazz en Colombia

Septiembre es el mes del jazz en Colombia, Suramérica. Seis eventos convocan anualmente a músicos locales e...

Latin Soul: Old Wine, New Bottle, Same Good Taste

Bandleader, vocalist, composer, graphic artist and radio personality Chico Alvarez reminisces about album cover art, marketing and...

Old Man Bebo is sleeping

There is a metaphor that I cannot get out of my mind: It is one of the roars of the river. I hear it incessantly as if it were vying for the sound of silence in which I hear whispers of the name of the man his mother and father named...

Body and Soul: The Art of the late Charles Flores

http://youtu.be/eouxdVWJyKo There is a moment on Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma” that was played by the Michel Camilo Trio...

Eliades Ochoa: The Art of the Storyteller and the Making of History

It is a proverbial Act of God that the musician Eliades Ochoa should come from Santiago de...

Jazz in Puerto Rico

Even those with knowledge in jazz history may be surprised to learn about the great contribution of...

IL’ Jazz Club – San Juan, Puerto Rico

En octubre 15 del 2009 tuve la oportunidad de visitar Il' Jazz Club en su localización original, la Avenida Ponce de León, Rio Piedras. En aquella ocasión se presentaba el guitarrista Jorge Laboy, acompañado por Samuel Morales en el bajo y Efrain Martinez. Recuerdo haber pensado que al fin se lograba lo que todo amante del Jazz habia esperado, un local fijo en donde escuchar buena música todas las semanas. Sin embargo, por lo limitado del espacio [...]

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