Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Brasstronomical: The Latin Connection

“Misterioso,” a sparkling Latin jazz track from the new Heavyweights Brass Band album Brasstronomical, pays tribute to the great José Luis "Changuito" Quintana. In fact, “Misterioso” composer and Heavyweights trombonist Christopher Butcher...
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...
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...
El Sonido Moderno - The Modern Sound of Bobby Paunetto

El Sonido Moderno · The Modern Sound of Bobby Paunetto

Bobby Paunetto was an unforgettable composer, arranger, musician and recording artist.Latin Jazz Network honors him on the tenth anniversary of his death (August 10,...
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...
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...
Sambas, Bossas and Blues: The Best of Claudio Roditi on Resonance

Sambas, Bossas and Blues · The Best of Claudio Roditi

Sambas, Bossas & Blues: The Best of Claudio Roditi on Resonance captures 15 of the most essential tracks recorded for the label compiled from...
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...
Latin Jazz Christmas [Concord Records] Playlist

Latin Jazz Christmas [Concord Records]

Previously released under the title Playboy's Latin Jazz Christmas: A Not So Silent Night, this holiday-themed set includes 11 Latin-spiced versions of classic and...