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...

Greg Diamond: Conduit

In his follow-up to Dançando Com Ale a classic 2009 debut Greg Diamond has produced another remarkable record, Conduit. The guitarist displays increasing...

San Juan Collective: Fuera de Control

The first track of the new album by the power trío San Juan Collective is "Fuera de Control", energy charged with special guest Paoli...

Simetrío – Simetrío

Hidden in the spectacular music of bassist Marcelo Cordóva, pianist Lautaro Quevedo and drummer Carlos Cortés or Simetrío as the stellar group is known...

Aguabella – Baker Gateway to Death Valley

Take away the soul from a body and there is nothing left of it. This could easily have been the way that Aguabella...

Bobby Sanabria Big Band: Multiverse

There are few drummers today who have as much energy and imagination as Bobby Sanabria. He is a percussion colourist of the highest order...

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...
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