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Steven Kroon: On the #1

Steven Kroon’s bands have always been an exciting prospect. Lately his music has resembled a kind of...

Juan García-Herreros · The Snow Owl: Normas

It is apocryphal that you can take the Colombian out of the Cumbia, but you can never...

Alex Díaz: Number Seven

The first thing that becomes obvious about Alex Díaz’s beguilingly titled album, Number Seven is that its...

Antonio Adolfo: Rio, Choro, Jazz

In agonizing what truly links Brasilian music so inextricably to jazz, all the more it is possible...

Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Jazz Racine Haïti

This album by the composer and tenor saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart Jazz Racine Haïti is significant for...

3 Cohens (Anat, Yuval, Avishai): Tightrope

To make this album, Tightrope, with virtually just reeds, woodwinds and brass takes courage. To...

Natalie Fernández: Nuestro Tango

The idiom of African-Latin idiom is becoming more popular, with the “sudden” discovery of so many fine...

Carmen Cuesta: Toda Una Vida

There is a quiet, almost invisible blue flame that burns brightly when Carmen Cuesta pronounces the words...

Iván Renta: Take Off A Musical Odyssey

If a musical odyssey takes place when tenor saxophonist Iván Renta divests himself from one of several...

David Helbock’s Random Control: Think of Two

The Europeans have almost always been adventurous first. After all, it was the Europeans who sailed to...

Romero Lubambo: Só—Brasilian Essence

Solo instrumental performances can be solitary pursuits, but not for Romero Lubambo and here is why. More...

Jeff Ballard Trio: Time’s Tales

Jeff Ballard has spent the equivalent of a month of Sundays casting his shadow along with bassist...

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