El Eco with Guillermo Nojechowicz

El Eco with Guillermo Nojechowicz: Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933

The misty nature of this meditative, multi-layered music by Guillermo Nojechowicz on Puerto de Buenos Aires is most awe-inspiring. Moreover despite using palpably Argentinean...
The Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana: Power of Peace

The Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana: Power of Peace

The intense emotional worlds that the music of The Isley Brothers, Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana inhabit are engaged in a mighty collision...
Estrella Acosta - Mujeres de Luna

Estrella Acosta: Mujeres de Luna

It should surprise no one that Jane Bunnett should call Mujeres de Luna by Estrella Acosta “Full of thought, heart and joy”. Miss Bunnett...
Oskar Cartaya - Bajo Mundo

Oskar Cartaya Presents: Bajo Mundo

No matter where you look this year – at least in the realm of Latin-Jazz – you are unlikely to find a recording where...
Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround Mr EP A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri

Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround: Mr. EP – A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri

Much of the music that Charlie Sepúlveda has played over the course of his fascinating career as a professional musician has been such that...
Michel Camilo: Live in London

Michel Camilo: Live in London

In the experiencing of a stage recording by Michel Camilo, such as Live in London, one must contend with a performance that has much...

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...
The Paco de Lucía Project - Flamenco Legends

The Night That Paco de Lucía Was Reborn

In a sense what Paco de Lucía once said about his beloved flamenco music came to pass on October 21, 2017, when, between 8:00pm...
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...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Hilario Durán: Songs of Longing

Svetlana Boym was the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, lived between 1959 and 2015, and has been...
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...
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