Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free

The connotation of the music of Chucho Valdés being Border-Free, from soul to finger-tips, is that idiom and metaphor melt—one into the other—and that...

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...
Jovino Santos Neto - Piano Master Series Vol 4

Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series

Leave a pianist to his own devices and he is likely to lose himself in the keyboard of the grand instrument. Leave Jovino Santos...
Adonis Puentes - Sabor a Cafe

Adonis Puentes Presents: Sabor a Café

Since around the mid 90s, the influx of fresh Latin American talent in Canada has grown exponentially. Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Adonis Puentes is one of...

Emilio Teubal – Música Para Un Dragón Dormido

"When music works in such a glorious manner the individual songs leave their mark not just on the mind, for this would be just...

Los Más Valientes Live! At Makor

A 10th Anniversary Celebration Recorded at a live concert performance at Makor (a renowned midtown club in New York City), this is Los Más Valientes’...

Ronnie Cuber – Live at Jazzfest Berlin

"The power and sassiness of Ronnie Cuber’s playing is captured by the breathtaking manner in which he is able to imbue the notes he...

Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective – Carmen’s Mambo

Lary Barilleau is more than a percussionist; he is a veritable percussion colourist who wields sticks and mallets and brushes dipped and splayed into...

Omar Sosa – Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience

Omar Sosa is an extraordinary musician embodying both the magical virtuosity of musicianship and its soulful roots all in one. Actually one could not...

Toots Thielemans European Quartet: 90 Years

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

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de los Reyes

“Once again this exciting ensemble does a star turn as it brings to life the wild and burgeoning rhythm of the...

Antonio Serrano & Federico Lechner: La Extraña Pareja

If Toots Thielemans set the stage for the classic birth of the chromatic harmonica in music then its reincarnation was set about by Hendrik...

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...

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...

Luis Muñoz – Luz

It is the simple and sheer beauty of the melodic musicality of Luis Muñoz that is so powerful that these qualities captivate the senses....

Akua Dixon – Moving On

Although the cello is not new to the idiom of jazz—Oscar Pettiford was a master of the instrument and played it often—there is very...

Felipe Salles – Departure

It might be tempting to compare Felipe Salles’ tone on Departure on tenor saxophone with the depth and warmth of tenor Joe Henderson,...

Yosvany Terry: Today’s Opinion

The work of a troubadour is never over. He traverses the world covering the geography of the liveliest hotspots on the earth as well...

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...

Johnny Conga – Oye!

Johnny Conga has given the impression that he is an exceptionally quiet musician, releasing one album, Breaking Skin in 2009 and now, Oye!. In...

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