Silvestre Martinez: Vengo de la Costa

From what seems to be a burgeoning Latin-Jazz environment on the historic West Coast of America, Silvestre Martinez is being warmly praised for not...
Casa de Bituca - Hamilton de Holanda Quintet

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Casa de Bituca

Idolising its heroes is nothing new in a country like Brasil that has been blessed seemingly with more of them than those in almost...
Aruán Ortiz - Cubanism Piano Solo

Aruán Ortiz Presents: Cub(an)ism

This record, Cub(an)ism by Aruán Ortiz is a mighty sojourn and follows a somewhat wayward hurricane-like path covering many continents. But if a survey...
Cal Tjader - The Best of the Corcord Years

Cal Tjader: The Very Best of the Concord Years

These recordings have captured the vibraphone artistry of Cal Tjader in what was to become the last years of his life. He was only...
Doug Beavers: El Arte del Arreglo

Doug Beavers: El Arte del Arreglo

There has never been any doubt that Doug Beavers is among the most important artists in the burgeoning Latin-Jazz musical arena. But when he...
Trio Ciclos Mobiles Vol 1 CD Cover

Trio Ciclos Presents: Mobiles Vol. 1

While you will never hear the enormous struggle of the musicians of Trio Ciclos’ impulses to break free of some of the more binding...
Adriano Clemente - Havana Blue

Adriano Clemente – Havana Blue

Adriano Clemente is an Italian multi-instrumentalist (who plays Columbian harp, piano and saxophone) and composer who has pushed his own horizons so much further...
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...
The Paul Carlon Trio - Tresillo

The Paul Carlon Trio: Tresillo

The idea for a ‘sans-chordal-instrument’ trio may have come to Paul Carlon from Sonny Rollins’ piano-less ensembles over a period of time, but that...
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn

Ever since the formation of his now long standing sextet, Gabriel Alegría has used his well-drilled cohort – comprising saxophonist Laura Andrea Leguia, guitarist...
Desmond White: Glace

Desmond White Presents: Glace

If it were possible to trace the path of how the mind moves upon silence the lyrical run-up to the main event might sound...
Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions

Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions

This album Jazz Flute Traditions is infinitely more than just a sweeping review of the flute in Jazz. It also lets the listener into...
David Virelles - Gnosis

David Virelles Presents: Gnosis

The pianist David Virelles came to New York via Santiago de Cuba and Toronto. Along the way his vocation as a musician has unfolded...
It's all about Latin Jazz by Dick Brewer

Dick Brewer Presents: It’s All About Latin Jazz

Dick Brewer is a pianist with a fine technique and a sure-footed way around the complexities of the Latin music idiom. However, on It’s...
Hilario Durán: Contumbao

Hilario Durán Presents: Contumbao

Although the brilliant, virtuoso pianist Hilario Durán might be heard in a recording studio warming up by playing a Bach Partita or one of...
Vernon Chatlein: Peace Love Music

Vernon Chatlein: Peace Love Music

Vernon Chatlein is bringing Peace Love Music to the world via the Netherlands, via the Dutch Antilles, via Cuba, where his heart seems to...
Ancestral Memories - Yosvany Terry - Baptiste Trotignon

Ancestral Memories – Yosvany Terry & Baptiste Trotignon

Each of these premiere recordings on Ancestral Memories references the continuum of music written and performed in a series of cycles that seem to...
Julian Gerstin Sextet: The One Who Makes You Happy

Julian Gerstin Sextet: The One Who Makes You Happy

The marketing sheet that promotes The One Who Makes You Happy by the Julian Gerstin Sextet makes mention of the fact that the music...
3D Rhythm of Life: Fantasy

3D Rhythm of Life Presents: Fantasy

If only there was really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow then the cover to Fantasy by 3D Rhythm of...
El Septeto Santiagero - Raiz

El Septeto Santiaguero Presents: Raíz

As the footprint and influence of Africa appears to expand into Caribbean and American music, even as the world seems to shrink, we find...
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