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Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround: This is Latin Jazz

This music by Charlie Sepúlveda has the indelible stamp of the Afro-Caribbean rhythms that makes the music...

Victor Rendón & Bronx Conexión Latin Jazz Big Band: Mambo Boulevard

It is, indeed, so easy to make the proverbial “conexión” between the Bronx and the interminable rhythm...

Clare Foster: Kumbhaka

It is first the exotic and beautifully whimsical blue make-up and floral hat that draws you into...

Alex Conde · Descarga for Bud

Both dedicatory albums by Alex Conde – Descarga for Monk and now, Descarga for Bud – are...

Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band · Inheritance

The title of the album Inheritance couldn’t be a more appropriate one for an album by Alí...

Fabiola Mari Méndez Quiñones · Afrorriqueña

Cuatrista Fabiola Méndez Pays Tribute to her Afro-Puerto Rican Roots As a child, kids teased Fabiola Mari Méndez...

Noah Bless · New York Strong · Latin Jazz!

There’s uncommon poise and elegance in spades in this incredible debut recording of Noah Bless; incredible because...

Los Hermanos/The Brothers: From Heartbreak to Triumph

A review of the breathtaking feature-length documentary Los Hermanos/The Brothers by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider No matter...

New York and the International Sound of Latin Music · 1940-1990

In his second and most ambitious book to date, the Grammy-nominated musician, professor, educator, author Benjamin Lapidus...

Humberto Ramírez · Focus

Isla del Encanto, Borinquen, Puerto Rico, small in dimension, but has given the world a host of...

Raúl Gutiérrez Cuban Big Bands · Prado… Vive! & Son Elegante

The Santiago, Chile-born Raúl Gutiérrez has been a frequent traveller to Havana, where he's been imbued with...

Jazz, Latin Jazz, the Music Continuum and Dissipative Structures

Introduction If there is anything that we ought to have learned from the scientists, from Pythagoras and Archimedes,...

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