Saturday, November 28, 2020
Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

It takes but a few bars of “Rosario”, the first chart of Yo Soy la Tradición, by composer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón to...
Bobby Valentin & The LJs: Mind of a Master

Bobby Valentin & The LJs: Mind of a Master

One of the most iconic images of the Tropical/Salsa genre has been the fiery fingers of Bobby Valentin attacking the fret board of his...

César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz: No Limits for Tumbao

In his short note appended to the album No Limits for Tumbao, César Orozco makes a case for the generous helping of Cuban and...
Daniel García Trio: Travesuras

Daniel García Trio: Travesuras

Frederic Mompou Dencausse (1893-1987) was a Catalan composer and pianist who composed some songs but whose work largely and masterfully explored the technical and...

Arturo O’Farrill – The Noguchi Sessions

To be alone at the keyboard of a great piano in a sound-proofed studio is a daunting prospect for the ideation process. How much...
Negroni's Trio - On the Way

Negroni’s Trio: On The Way

José Negroni’s piano playing is unique. Although he can be lithe and delicate in his expression his touch is generally heavier, almost like the...

Candido: The Master

The term “legend” is best reserved for dead people: Buddy Bolden, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus; and directly from Cuba: Arsenio Rodríguez, Tata Güines, Frank...
Eddie Palmieri - Mi Luz Mayor

Eddie Palmieri: Mi Luz Mayor

The spiritual nature of Mi Luz Mayor, with its metaphor of "The Light" is a magnificent big band recording by Eddie Palmieri and may...
Bobby Carcassés Y AfroJazz: Blues Con Montuno

Bobby Carcassés Y AfroJazz · Blues Con Montuno

For the many lovers of music, who often tend to forget about the treasures we have among us, here’s a timely reminder from one...

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...

Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet – Samba Jazz – Jazz Samba

Duduka Da Fonseca brings something altogether new and exciting to the art of drumming: a flair for...

Pablo Ablanedo – Recontradoble

The beauty of ReContraDoble lies in its exquisite counterpoint that pits the brass against the woodwinds; the guitar against the piano with the drums...
Yissy & Bandancha: Última Noticia

Yissy & Bandancha · Última Noticia

Yissy García was one of the girls who were brought out of Cuba by the renowned soprano saxophonist and flutist “Havana” Jane Bunnett to...
Alfredo Rodriguez - Tocororo

Alfredo Rodriguez: Tocororo

Editor's Pick · Featured Album As a pianist, Alfredo Rodriguez is a rare bird, the very epitomé of the one he celebrates on Tocororo. He...

Gregorio Uribe Big Band: Cumbia Universal

Listeners might never get over the emotion of listening to the Gregorio Uribe Big Band’s Cumbia Universal. It features some of the most spectacular...
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...
Harold López-Nussa - Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa: Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa is a dynasty not only in Cuba, and ever since Ninety Miles (Concord, 2011), a recording that was facilitated by vibraphonist Stefon...
Sorte! Music by John Finbury ft. Thalma De Freitas

Sorte! – John Finbury ft. Thalma De Freitas

Featured Album · Editor's Pick Two albums into his worshipful “Brasilian sojourn” John Finbury has written six new songs that further declare his abject love...

Anat Cohen: Claroscuro

The sweet, warm breath swirls through the woody innards of the clarinet and bass clarinet of Anat Cohen, just as it does through the...
Fran Vielma and his Venezuelan Jazz Collective

Fran Vielma and his Venezuelan Jazz Collective: Tendencias

Fran Vielma could not think of a more provocative name for an album than Tendencias, especially amid the enormous musical output of music emerging...