Monday, January 25, 2021
Harold López-Nussa - Te Lo Dije

Harold López-Nussa: Te Lo Dije

No matter what setting he is performing in, whenever Harold López-Nussa is engaged in performance you can be rest assured of music where the...
Chico Pinheiro: City of Dreams

Chico Pinheiro: City of Dreams

Chico Pinheiro’s album City of Dreams – so appropriately entitled for 2020 – is spectacular and proves that even in a very crowded field...
Joe McCarthy – The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band: Upwards

Joe McCarthy – The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band: Upwards

A rare, albeit singular feeling of joy while living under a lockdown due to the pandemic is the receipt, in the mail, of a...
Robby Ameen: Diluvio

Robby Ameen: Diluvio

The drummer Robby Ameen’s 3rd recording Diluvio explodes with atomic energy right off the blocks with the celebrated rhythmist striking a particularly pose with...
César Orozco Kamarata Jazz - Rooted Forward

César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz: Rooted Forward

Any recording by the inimitable César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz would be one to look forward to, but his 2020 release Rooted Forward is...
Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours - Chapter 10: Breaking Cover

Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours – Chapter 10: Breaking Cover

Raw energy and elegant frenzy have been abiding concepts that drive the music of Papo Vázquez, who has thrown, together with his singular ensemble...
José Rizo's Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan

José Rizo’s Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan

Inside the highly evocative cover of this CD package - Mariposas Cantan - is also contained some of the most evocative music ever made...
Diego Urcola Quartet featuring Paquito DRivera - El Duelo

Diego Urcola Quartet ft. Paquito D’Rivera: El Duelo

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick The juxtaposition of two major musicians – without a piano to bind them harmonically and only a bassist and drummer...
The John Santos Sextet - Art of the Descarga

The John Santos Sextet: Art of the Descarga

The singular scholarship of John Santos has never been in any doubt. Though the Introduction to Art of the Descarga delves into the details...
Pablo Ablanedo: Chistreza

Pablo Ablanedo: Chistreza

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick The most remarkable aspect of the music of Pablo Ablanedo is the compositions themselves. As an artist Mr Ablanedo has...
Tony Succar & Pablo Gil: Raices Jazz Orchestra

Tony Succar & Pablo Gil: Raíces Jazz Orchestra

Featured Album · Editor’s Pick A big band project with Tony Succar and Pablo Gil at the helm has probably been in the making for...
Samuel Torres: Alegria

Samuel Torres: Alegría

Featured Album · Editor's Pick In a world mad about Afro-Caribbean music, the name Samuel Torres may not be the first to come to mind,...
Mart'nália Canta Vinicius de Moraes

Mart’nália Canta Vinicius de Moraes

Featured Album · Editor's Pick Mart’nália sings in a voice like seda crua cara – expensive raw silk – and she makes the words of...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project

Featured Album · Editor's Pick In the nearly two decades of its existence, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra has come to be regarded as one of...
Mafalda Minnozzi - Sensorial - Portraits in Bossa & Jazz

Mafalda Minnozzi: Sensorial [Portraits in Bossa and Jazz]

Editor's Pick · Featured Album It is rare – very rare indeed – that a foreigner singing Brasilian music in the native Portuguese language could...
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill | The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions

Editor's Pick · Featured Album To say that the art of Arturo O’Farrill is “fascinating” would be telling only part of his story, for Mr...
Ethiel Faílde and Orquesta Faílde - Faílde con Tumbao

Orquesta Faílde: Faílde con Tumbao

Eight years have passed since Ethiel Faílde (he's the great-great-nephew of the musical creator of the danzón Miguel Faílde) and a group of talented...

Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm

Editor's Pick · Featured Album The drum set, that invention by Black American drummer Baby Dodds – and rooted in the ingenuity of drummers from...
Pacific Mambo Orchestra: The III Side

Pacific Mambo Orchestra: The III Side

Editor's Pick · Featured Album The Pacific Mambo Orchestra takes its name from the form of Cuban dance music pioneered by the charanga group Arcaño...
Carolina Calvache - Vida Profunda

Carolina Calvache: Vida Profunda

Editor's Pick · Featured Album After she produced Sotareño, her first Sunnyside recording, Carolina Calvache left no doubt that an artist of the first order...