Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Entre 20 Aguas - A la música de Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía Tribute: Entre 20 Aguas

What would a perfect tribute to the legendary Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía be? It is easy to suggest a tribute by some of...

Magela Herrera: Explicaciones

Some of us are familiar with the prodigiously gifted Magela Herrera from her virtuoso flute playing on the recording I’ll See You In Cuba...
Adriano Clemente: Cuban Fires

Adriano Clemente: Cuban Fires

Continuing from where he left off in his journey through the ritual magic of the Afro-Cuban musical experience some two years ago Adriano Clemente...

Nando Michelin – Reencontro (Self Produced – 2010)

In one of those eternal conundrums in the life of an artist, while Nando Michelin gets plenty of recognition he is relatively little known outside the small coterie of musicians who have taken the proverbial creative leap and transcended cultural boundaries. To be as little known as Michelin in outside intellectual circles is a pathetic fallacy. This is no fault of Michelin of course [...]

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Brasilianos 2

The mandolin has barely evolved since its incarnation as a lute in Italy over three hundred years ago. A few more strings may have been added, so that there is now a ten-stringed version; tuning of these strings may have become more creative and different, but the instrument has remained essentially the same. Unlike the violin, its notes decay quicker after they are sounded and cannot usually be sustained after a point. But then you have musicians [...]

Luciana Souza – The Book of Chet

The music of Chet Baker is located in a place of such utter solitude, yet anyone going there begins to have his or her...
Emilio Teubal Trio - Memorias de Otro Tiempo

Emilio Teubal Trio · Memorias de Otro Tiempo

This recording that Emilio Teubal has entitled Memorias de Otro Tiempo, is dedicated to his mother Norma Giarracca (1945-2015), who died in Argentina while...

Arturo Sandoval: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Of all the larger-than-life characters that filled the landscape of the arts in the world one musician...

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Brooklyn

Having already given us an excellent account of himself as both a virtuoso acoustic bassist as well as on electric bass, with scores of...

Roswell Rudd – Trombone for Lovers

Trombone For Lovers by Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd—the inimitable Roswell Rudd—is one of those musicians who must be thought of with the definite article preceding...

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...

Jon Gold – Bossa of Possibility (Blujazz Productions 2012)

Jon Gold is one of the most exciting virtuoso pianists, imaginative composers and original orchestrators in art of two important musical idioms—Brazilian and American. The fact that he melds musical linguistics like that other master who is tucked away in the Northwest, Jovino Santos Neto, shows him to be possessed of an essentially Brazilian soul. And this makes Gold a Brasiliero – a Carioca, when he makes an invisible leap into the sand and surf of Ipanema [...]

Letizia Gambi: Blue Monday

This debut performance on record by Letizia Gambi will be remembered for a very, very long time. What is striking is that this marvellous...

Steve Khan: Subtext (Subtexto en Azul)

Steve Khan has never been a shy guitarist, but in the commercial world he appears a bit diffident. This is probably why he makes...
Quatro - Music by John Finbury

Quatro: Music by John Finbury

John Finbury has long since displayed a prodigious gift for musicianship in all its forms – not...

Brazilian Trio – Constelação

Brazilian Trio is a masterful amalgamation of musician/composer/arranger friends dedicated to perpetuating the artful blend of Brazilian classical...

Kristina – Offshore Echoes (Patois Records 2009)

A female vocalist with a low vocal spectrum is not supposed to sound as joyful as Kristina does on Offshore Echoes. And she sounds joyful no matter what she sings. Many singers would sound solemn. However, Kristina, being the wonderful practitioner of the vocal arts that she is gives a fine account of herself. Not only is she a versatile vocalist [...]

Cristina Pato: Latina

The late cellist Jacqueline Du Pré and the legendary percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, and now the virtuoso Galician bagpiper (gaita player) Cristina Pato… Very...
Eddie Daniels - Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil

Eddie Daniels has become, without a doubt one of the finest clarinetists in the past fifty years or so. In fact, apart from Paquito...

Steve Khan – Parting Shot (Tone Center – 2011)

Parting Shot (Golpe de Partida) is an extraordinary debut for the guitarist, Steve Khan. He is veteran by any stretch of imagination, but in the company of illustrious peers such as Al Di Meola, Lee Ritenour and others he appears almost self-effacing for this is his first full foray into the realm of the Latin American musical idiom. Khan has always been known for possessing near-perfect technique, which when combined with his whisper-soft [...]