Saturday, November 16, 2019

Maria Marquez’s Tonada

Tonada is María Márquez’s new album, a poignant and impeccable tribute to traditional Venezuelan rhythms, in a marvelous fusion with elements of the jazz...

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

You can always count on Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to put on a show worthy of an award. Whether this will...

Nilson Matta: East Side Rio Drive

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Thana Alexa: Ode To Heroes

There is something enchanting about the vocalastic melismas of this album that open it up to a wider circle of listeners that simply want...

Tito Puente: Quatro – The Definitive Collection

Tito Puente, “El Rey del timbal” was almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing Cuban son, mambo and cha-cha-cha into the ballrooms and...
Dafnis Prieto Sextet - Triangles and Circles

Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Triangles and Circles

It is rare indeed to find drummers who can think like pianists; even rarer to find one that thinks like a saxophonist, a trumpeter,...

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...

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio

Wayne Wallace has accomplished more than most musicians do in a lifetime. He has done so not merely because as a musician he is...

Xiomara Laugart: Tears and Rumba

Xiomara Laugart is a major voice in music. She combines raw and elemental power with soulful interpretation of repertoire—traditional and...
Harold López-Nussa - El Viaje

Harold López-Nussa: El Viaje

As with all the previous albums of Harold López-Nussa, this Mack Avenue recording El Viaje attests to the young pianist’s remarkable technical polish and...

Danny Rivera & Nelson González: Obsesión

The twisted intrusion of desire can be maddeningly seared into the brain by the power and artistry of the troubadour. This is a dangerous and magical...

Andy Narell: Dis 1. 4. Raf

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · There are many steel pan players who are doing the greatest work, but two bestride the world...

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...

Roger Davidson & Raul Jaurena – Pasion Por La Vida (Soundbrush 09)

Pasion Por La Vida is an unusual and memorable record, even by Roger Davidson's standards. It is the third "Latin" record made by Davidson, a pianist influenced by Bill Evans as much as by Chopin. But Pasion Por La Vida takes Davidson's love for the music of South America a shade further than - Mango Tango, Amor Por El Tango and Rogers in Rio [...]

Daniel & Pancho Amat: Haciendo Son en Otro Jazz

Experimenting with the melding together of idiomatic musical languages can be touch-and-go. Strong musical “linguistic” characteristics can often ...

Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Spirit Warrior

Trombonist Papo Vázquez is the mightiest of the Mighty Pirates Troubadours. His sound is bold; his tone is brazen and ground out as if from a mill...

Ricardo Silveira—with Vanessa Rodrigues and Rafael Barata: Organ tRio

It is easy to fall in love with the Ricardo Silveira: Organ tRio. Blame that all on Vanessa Rodrigues. The organist plays softly and...

Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-Treme Latin Jazz

What happens when you have a number of sublimely talented musicians rubbing shoulders together on a disc? If the programme is satisfying chances are the disc can be rather good...

Ann Reynolds Clave Gringa: Para Cuba con Amor

Ann Reynolds has carved a very nice niche for herself in Cuba. Well aware that she was a foreigner she decided to make her...

Alfredo Rodríguez: The Invasion Parade

Of all the musicians to come out of Cuba in recent times, to be repatriated to the United States or Canada, Alfredo Rodriguez is...

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