Monday, August 3, 2020

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...

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Orkestra Rumpilezz’ acclaimed debut studio album was released in 2009 with mostly positive reviews from the critics. Paulo Cavalcanti from Rolling Stone Magazine granted...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...