Monday, September 21, 2020
Eddie Daniels - Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels has become, without a doubt one of the finest clarinetists in the past fifty years or so. In fact, apart from Paquito...
TjaderAid - Cal Tjader Tribute - ¡Viva Cal!

TjaderAid – Cal Tjader Tribute: ¡Viva Cal!

This extraordinary recording by a group, ostensibly put together by the conguero Frankie Piñeiro, was meant to celebrate the music of the legendary Latin-Jazz...

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...
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...

Toots Thielemans European Quartet: 90 Years

When Toots plays the harmonica the little instrument driven by mechanical flues seems to take on a giant ...

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...

Nilson Matta’s Black Orpheus

Of the many mesmerising narratives of Orpheus and Eurydice—both classical and modern—one of the finest is contained in the dramatic re-setting of the myth...
Miguel Zenón - Típico

Miguel Zenón: Típico

One of the most interesting aspects of modern music – Jazz, for instance – is that the music starts with the record cover. The...
Javier Colina & Pepe Rivero: El Pañuelo de Pepa

Javier Colina & Pepe Rivero: El Pañuelo de Pepa

Sometimes in music you enter through a door and discover that the room you are now in has no walls, no ceiling and no...

Elio Villafranca Live: Caribbean Tinge

Editor Danilo Navas and New York Co-Editor Tomas Peña Discuss Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators: Caribbean Tinge Live at Dizzy’s (Motema Music) TP: I...

David Virelles: Mbókò

Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá The Afro-Cuban music of David Virelles’ 2015 ECM disc, Mbókò is not so much...

Marc Miralta and Flamenco Reunion

Not since the pianist Chano Dominguez set his piano on fire with his volcanic performances of flamenco melted dramatically into the jazz idiom has...

Yolanda Duke: Te Llevo Bajo la Piel

This recording Te Llevo Bajo le Piel brings together the last orchestra of the great Tito Puente waxing eloquent behind one of the El...
Colette Michaan: Heaven and Earth-Cielo y Tierra

Colette Michaan · Heaven and Earth-Cielo y Tierra

In a world – sadly – dominated by male musicians, the flutist Colette Michaan gets much less respect than she deserves. One wonders, however,...
Juan García-Herreros - Snow Owl - Normas

Juan García-Herreros · The Snow Owl: Normas

Editor's Pick · Featured Album It is apocryphal that you can take the Colombian out of the Cumbia, but you can never take the Cumbia...
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...

Paul Carlon – La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing: A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn

What on earth would Billy Strayhorn think of La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing? It is, after all, a somewhat irreverent tribute—the music is relocated from its original big band setting into the Latin realm...
Dayramir González - The Grand Concourse

Dayramir González: The Grand Concourse

Very rarely indeed does one get to call an album of music “a masterpiece” and actually mean it. But this is absolutely true of...

Luis Perdomo: The ‘Infancia’ Project

It is hard to go back and dig deep once something is put in the past and locked down. Miles Davis showed this when...
Poncho Sánchez - Trane's Delight

Poncho Sánchez: Trane’s Delight

Editor's Pick · Featured Album Poncho Sánchez continues his long tribute to the ancestors of the music he knows and plays so well with Trane’s...