Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge – Off & On: The Music of Moacir...

If ever a record could be likened to a comet streaking across the musical stratosphere and a long time coming at that, this one...

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...

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...

Nilson Matta: East Side Rio Drive

feel•ing (fee-ling): a function or the power of perceiving by touch. A particular sensation of this kind: a feeling of warmth. The general state of consciousness considered independently of...

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...

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...
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,...
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...

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...

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...

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...

Chuchito Valdés – Live in Chicago

In a dynasty there is sure to be some characteristics that link one generation to another—facial characteristics, for instance, but in certain dynasties things...

Herbie Hancock: Inventions & Dimensions

Herbie Hancock was just twenty-three when he recorded this Inventions & Dimensions. The music on the recording, and the fact that Mr. Hancock was...

Edsel Gómez: Road to Udaipur

Nothing should surprise you about music by Edsel Gómez, except that the music is always a surprise. His music jumps at you in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Chucho Valdés - Tribute to Irakere - Live in Marciac

Chucho Valdés: Tribute to Irakere

In 2010 the BBC Library released tapes of a 1995 Irakere concert in London. Imprinted on record by the Beeb three years after the...