Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Marlon Simon and The Nagual Spirits / Black Chantilly

Marlon Simon and The Nagual Spirits / Black Chantilly

After working for several years as a side man for such luminaries as Hilton Ruíz, Charles Fambrough, Chucho Valdés, Jerry González , Dave Valentín...
Poncho Sánchez Playlist

Poncho Sánchez – 20 Years of Hits (2000-2020)

Poncho Sánchez is a Mexican American conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, he and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for...
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Playlist

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (spirit of a young girl)

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque has evolved – in less than five years – from a project to support and honor the new generation of...
Ray Mantilla Playlist

Tribute to Master Percussionist Ray Mantilla

Percussion master and beloved bandleader Ray Mantilla passed away on March 21, 2020. He was born in 1934 in the rhythm rich, dance-crazed atmosphere...
Orquesta Failde featuring Omara Portuondo Playlist

Orquesta Faílde featuring Omara Portuondo

Ethiel Faílde, great-great grandson of the incomparable Miguel Faílde is, indeed, the keeper of the flame of danzón; the true successor of the iconic...

Alex Conde: Jungle Street (Origins)

Jungle Street is a track from the album Origins, by pianist composer Alex Conde and released in 2018 on Ropeadope Records. "When Alex Conde turns...

Eddie Daniels: Lôro (Heart of Brazil)

Lôro is the first track of the album Heart of Brazil | A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti by Eddie Daniels, released in 2018 on...

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz: Simone

Simone is the first track of the album Organic Merengue (Merengue Orgánico) by percussionist Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz, released in 2018. "One important...

Chucho Valdés: 100 Años de Bebo

100 Años de Bebo (100 years of Bebo): A tune by Bebo, rescued from oblivion by Chucho Valdés, played by Regina Carter, and set...

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano: Mi Son

From Kiki Valera's new CD, VIVENCIAS EN CLAVE CUBANA, released on the Origin Records label on Oct 18, 2019. (son) Composed by Coco Freeman...

Gabriel Chakarji: Enredadera

Young pianist and Latin Grammy nominee Gabriel Chakarji announces his first single "Enredadera" featuring his trio with Edward Perez on bass and Jongkuk Kim...

Slavo Rican Assembly: ‘Moving Up’

In the words of bandleader Jan Kus, 'Moving Up' is a song about optimism and determination:  "This song is a sort of Slavo-Rican anthem....

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: ‘Danzonish Potpourri’

"That Dafnis Prieto has undertaken an epic musical voyage is clear from the music on this disc. Back to the Sunset, is the culmination...

Carmen Souza: The Silver Messengers | Soul Searching

We present the first single 'Soul Searching' from Carmen Souza's upcoming album The Silver Messengers, to be released next October. 'Soul Searching' is a...

John Finbury featuring Thalma de Freitas: SORTE!

Award-winning composer John Finbury and singer-lyricist Thalma de Freitas team up for the first time on Sorte! Their new album of Brazilian-flaired Latin Jazz songs...

Kiki Sanchez: Praise and Worship con Tumbao

The extraordinary Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Luis Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez can capture the hearts of many through his skillful rhythmic pianism,...

Que Vola? video series episode 1: Ramón, percussionist, son of Changó

Ramón Tamayo Martinez, barely thirty years old has been around sacred drums for as long as he remembers. Son of Changó, god of lightning...

Orquesta Akokán – Un Tabaco para Elegua

From the self-titled debut album Orquesta Akokán, out now on Daptone Records. Recorded in Havana, Daptone Records taps into the soul of Cuba with...

Roy McGrath Remembranzas Quartet – Plena Julia

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

Daymé Arocena – Eleggua – Cubafonía

An ode to Santería’s god of the crossroads, ‘Eleggua’ combines sacred Afro-Cuban rhythms with horns-driven, steady grooving jazz. Filmed in Daymé’s home of Havana,...