Julián Cabrera: Musician, Rumbero, Gentleman and Scholar

Julián Cabrera's style on the conga drum was rock-solid, never flashy, he preferred to keep the rhythm simple but lively, and, because he was...

El Heredero: Ismael Rivera Jr.

When it comes to iconic musicians and their offsprings, it is quite easy to make comparisons. A recent study done on musical ability and its...

JAM: 112 Ways To Celebrate Jazz

Attend a concert by your local high school or college jazz band. Listen to a jazz CD that is new to you. Try to stretch...
Vinicius de Moraes

In Search of Vinicius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes was my George Gordon Noel Byron, my Lord Byron as I was growing up. Years before I started writing, while I...

Barranquijazz: 17 Años de Jazz en Colombia

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

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 merchandising trends, experimental music and visionary artist/producers...

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 at the 39th Internationale Jazzwoche, 2008 in...

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 Cuba. That, after all is where the...

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 [...]

CHICO O’FARRILL: Arquitecto del Jazz Latino

CHICO O'FARRILL: Arquitecto del Jazz Latino Por CHICO ALVAREZ PERAZA PREAMBULO En la actualidad existe una calle en la ciudad de La Habana llamada Calle O'Farrill, cuyo...

Our Man From La Habana – Cándido Camero: Uno De Los Nuestros

Por Chico Alvarez Peraza ciudad de Nueva York, abril 22, 2010 80 AÑOS POR EL SENDERO DEL EXITO Con esta edición, Latin Jazz Network rinde homenaje a...

Bobby Carcassés: Luna de Miel en Nueva York

Bobby Carcassés: Luna de Miel en Nueva York. Un eterno romance entre lo cubano y el jazz demuestra que la cosa va en serio. Por...
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