Steven Kroon In Your Dreams

Steven Kroon · In Your Dreams

Steven Kroon is not only living the dream as one of the frontline percussionist playing music in the Afro-Caribbean, Brasilian and Latin-Jazz styles, but...
Alfredo Rodríguez: The Little Dream

Alfredo Rodríguez · The Little Dream

To say that you can never know what to expect from pianist Alfredo Rodríguez would no longer be a surprising observation even if the...
Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz Organic Merengue

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz · Organic Merengue

One important aspect of the music on this disc that strikes you almost immediately is that a Hammond B3 organ is melded in with...
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...
Los Rumberos de la Bahia

Los Rumberos de la Bahia · Mabagwe

If when listening to Mabagwe - A Tribute to "Los Mayores" by Los Rumberos de la Bahia you happen to feel that you are...
Dayramir González - The Grand Concourse

Dayramir González · The Grand Concourse

Very rarely indeed does one get to call an album of music “a masterpiece” and actually mean it. But this is absolutely true of...
Fernando García: Guasábara Puerto Rico

Fernando García · Guasábara Puerto Rico

It might seem easy to be mesmerised and swept away by the ceaseless dancing of Puerto Rican music from one odd time signature to...
Tito Puente: The Best of the Concord Years

Tito Puente: The Best of the Concord Years

Producing a compilation of the music of someone like Tito Puente is no easy task. With scores of recordings where do you start? What...
RoyMcGrath - Remembranzas

Roy McGrath · Remembranzas

It may be no surprise that many listeners may not have heard of the Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath. But it is also...
Aaron Aranita: Segunda Vista

Aaron Aranita · Segunda Vista

Aaron Aranita is known to most lovers of music and followers of big band music, especially on the West Coast. He is an accomplished...
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La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando A Paco

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucía Following the death of Spanish musical legend Paco de...
Eduardo Sandoval: Caminos Abiertos

Eduardo Sandoval · Caminos Abiertos

The trombone should not really be considered a relatively unfamiliar instrument in Cuban music. After all the proximity of African-centric cultures between Havana and...
Lázaro Valdés y Jazz Son: La Malagueña

Lázaro Valdés y Son Jazz · La Malagueña

Lázaro Valdés is a pianist of prodigious beginnings and of considerable musical pedigree. Although he played with an array of big bands, including one...
Yissy & Bandancha: Última Noticia

Yissy & Bandancha · Última Noticia

Yissy García was one of the girls who were brought out of Cuba by the renowned soprano saxophonist and flutist “Havana” Jane Bunnett to...
Corina Bartra & The Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra: Uniting Beats

Corina Bartra & The Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra · Uniting Beats

Part of the reason why this music is so compelling is certainly due to the splendid accord with which this ensemble reads these arrangements,...
Brenda Navarrete - Mi Mundo

Brenda Navarrete Presents · Mi Mundo

The Afro-Cuban percussionist and singer, Brenda Navarrete is one of the best-kept secrets of her generation. However, now, thanks to producer extraordinaire and Alma...
Bobby Carcassés Y AfroJazz: Blues Con Montuno

Bobby Carcassés Y AfroJazz · Blues Con Montuno

For the many lovers of music, who often tend to forget about the treasures we have among us, here’s a timely reminder from one...
Brenda Hopkins Miranda: Puentes

Brenda Hopkins Miranda · Puentes

The black and white cover of this disc by pianist Brenda Hopkins Miranda is a perfect entrée into the music of Puentes as it...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...
Despertando-Diego-Pinera

Diego Pinera Presenta · Despertando

In his remarkable 2018 album, Despertando the drummer Diego Pinera has shifted his sights slightly to more tradition-based repertoire. However, it is impossible to...

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