Gema Corredera Presents: Feeling Marta

To sing Marta Valdés, one has to become Marta Valdés. Gema Corredera becomes the presiding deity, Marta Valdés, on each and every one of...
Sean Bellaviti and Conjunto Lacalu: Toronto Mambo

Sean Bellaviti Conjunto Lacalu: Toronto Mambo

If there is one place outside Cuba, El Barrio and the Bay Area, where African music survives and thrives it is in Toronto. This...

Chucho Valdés: Tribute to Irakere

In 2010 the BBC Library released tapes of a 1995 Irakere concert in London. Imprinted on record by the Beeb three years after the...

Carol Saboya: Belezas

It is never easy to record repertory music, especially when it is so familiar because of the personality and character of the composers who...
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves - Outra Coisa

Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves: Outra Coisa

You cannot call yourself Brasilian if you don’t know your Moacir Santos. The clarinetist turned soprano, alto, tenor and (when the music demanded it)...

Sebastian Schunke: Genesis, Mystery and Magic

Among the young musicians of today is a pianist who is known not only for his pianism, but also for his soul-searching intellect and...

Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble – Blueprints (Chicago Sessions)

Darwin Noguera is a sublime talent. Not only does he have extraordinary technique, something he seems to have worked hard on, but he is...
Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen: Luminosa

On her brand new and magnificent album "Luminosa," Anat Cohen gives us tone-poems first and pieces second, her technique as unobtrusive...

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: ¡Intenso!

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · Few composers and arrangers of the past musical generation had a greater genius for imbuing their work...

Brigitte Zarie: L’amour

Beautiful strings arrangements give way to the sensual voice of Brigitte Zarie on “Where there is love”, the first track of her new release...

Chuchito Valdés – Live in Chicago

In a dynasty there is sure to be some characteristics that link one generation to another—facial characteristics, for instance, but in certain dynasties things...

Silvestre Martinez: Vengo de la Costa

From what seems to be a burgeoning Latin-Jazz environment on the historic West Coast of America, Silvestre Martinez is being warmly praised for not...

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: ¡Ritmo!

Here is a truly special compendium of charts that pays homage to the human flow of sound and silence...

Gabriel Espinosa – From Yucatan To Rio (Zoho Music 2009)

The journey from Yucatan to Rio was a really smooth one. It was brimful with samba and bossa nova, with a little baroque thrown in probably the happy memory of a childhood resplendent withy the music of Bach and Vivaldi. And there is plenty of everything in evidence on the record that Gabriel Espinosa has produced to commemorate his spirit journey from the place of his birth [...]

Papo Vázquez & The Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Oasis

Papo Vázquez is a most unusual trombonist and musician. He is a “deep” player. His music seems to originate somewhere deep in his head....

Clotilde Rullaud: In Extremis

A most wondrous thing takes place when Clotilde Rullaud sings—wordlessly, sometimes… then using a given lyric. She seems not to beam her vocalastics through the electronics of a modern microphone, but rather through a gigantic prism that in turn rotates on an imaginary axis...

Pablo Ziegler & Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley – Amsterdam Meets New Tango

The country that produces pianists of the genius of Martha Argerich might never produce anyone like her, but has also bred other musicians—and indeed,...

Brazilian Trio – Constelação

Brazilian Trio is a masterful amalgamation of musician/composer/arranger friends dedicated to perpetuating the artful blend of Brazilian classical...

Antonio Adolfo: Tema

What a marvelous disc this is. Absolutely marvelous. Antonio Adolfo and his music have been congenial bedfellows and the Brazilian’s pianism and his music...

Ara’s Circle: That’s It

The sojourn into the realm of Afro-Caribbean-Brasilian territory never seems to cease. Musicians from Europe, naturally more adventurous than most cultures, get there before...
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