Paquito D’Rivera: Jazz Meets The Classics

The concept of a collision between jazz and classical music is not new. The fantasy has been driving composers and performers as early as...

Gabriel Vicéns Presents: Days

Gabriel Vicéns has a vivid and idiosyncratic affinity for the guitar as can be heard on Days, a disc that spans what might seem...

Chico Freeman & Heiri Känzig: The Arrival

It is difficult to speak of Chico Freeman in the same terms as you would another saxophonist playing today. He has a heritage that...

Akua Dixon: Self-Titled Album

While the cello may have been put on the map of jazz, so to speak, by the great Oscar Pettiford, the instrument really came into its own under...

Art of Time Ensemble: Songbook 7 with Madeleine Peyroux

As expected, Art of Time Ensemble truly closed their 2012-2013 season on a high note at the Enwave Theatre, located in the heart of...
Armando Romeu: Primer Concierto de la Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna

Armando Romeu: 1er Concierto de la Orq Cubana de Música Moderna

The Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna was one of the early swing bands that rocked Cuba and it’s hardly surprising why. The big band...
Mario Adnet - Jobim Jazz Ao Vivo

Mario Adnet: Jobim Jazz – Aõ Vivo

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · For the legions of Brasilian – and international – fans who think back nostalgically to Antonio Carlos...

2012 Ponce International Jazz Festival

The first edition of the Ponce International Jazz Festival, organized by Wanda Borrero and the radio station Vid 90.3, was a success. Three days...

David Helbock’s Random Control: Think of Two

The Europeans have almost always been adventurous first. After all, it was the Europeans who sailed to the New World and not the other...

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito: Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods

Dizzy Gillespie honored his African roots in many ways. His chameleonic writing was a testament to this fact. He also, along with Chano Pozo,...
Chabuco

From Valledupar To Rio: Chabuco Presents Encuentro

From Valledupar, the cradle of vallenato music, to Rio de Janeiro, where samba carioca was born, Chabuco breaks geographical barriers and seamlessly fuses two...

Ray Vega: Chapter Two

This disc ought to come with a connoisseur’s advisory: Be prepared to be amazed. As much as that sounds like something trite, it is,...

Mongo Santamaría: Mongo at The Village Gate

Mongo Santamaria, more than any other Cuban percussionist, has had a wider appeal across musical idioms and metaphors. His music comes from deep within...
Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Band - West Side Story

Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story (Reimagined)

Jerome Robbins’ seminal story of danger and the triumph of love, West Side Story inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet has been...

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet – To Hear From There

Trombonist, Wayne Wallace is very probably one of the most melodic players on his instrument. And although he might inhabit a somewhat narrow range—eschewing the very high register—he is also one of the most expressive trombone players today. His husky tone is one of a kind and gives his playing tremendous character. Moreover, he is one of the few players who comfortable in virtually every idiom and this is something unique as it enables him to extend his playing [...]

Cal Tjader: Mambo with Tjader

Sixty-five years on this seminal album has been credited as the one Cal Tjader album that set the vibraphonist on a course that put...

Leny Andrade, Roni Ben-Hur: Alegria de Viver

It’s hard to argue with Tony Bennett when he describes Leny Andrade as the “Ella Fitzgerald of Brasil”. Anyone who has heard Ms. Andrade...

Eliane Elias: Made in Brazil

The pianist, Elaine Elias who has since she made her presence felt on the world stage, striven to bring Brasilian music to a new...

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: San Francisco

It matters not on which coast music is made in that idiom conveniently referred to as Latin Jazz, when the music has the kind of visceral energy that can be found on "San Francisco" by Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz...

Roswell Rudd – Trombone for Lovers

Trombone For Lovers by Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd—the inimitable Roswell Rudd—is one of those musicians who must be thought of with the definite article preceding...

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