Colette Michaan: Heaven and Earth-Cielo y Tierra

Colette Michaan · Heaven and Earth-Cielo y Tierra

In a world – sadly – dominated by male musicians, the flutist Colette Michaan gets much less respect than she deserves. One wonders, however,...
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his Latin Jazz Septet. It was actually a...
Mervon Mehta with Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Perez

Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Pérez: The Poetry of Feeling Comes to Town

Alfredo Rodriguez ambles onto stage, but that’s all the ‘ambling’ he would do for the rest of the night. Once he sits at the...
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves - Outra Coisa

Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves · Outra Coisa

You cannot call yourself Brasilian if you don’t know your Moacir Santos. The clarinetist turned soprano, alto, tenor and (when the music demanded it)...
Amhed Mitchel - Naciente

Amhed Mitchel Presents: Naciente

If you’re not a Cuban musician living in Toronto chances are you might not have heard a great deal about Amhed Mitchel. But that...
Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric

Chords for Chordoma Jazz At The Lyric – Concert Review

A Magnificent Night of Jazz for Cancer Research, as it was billed, the Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric Pan-American Jazz event was...
Miguel de Armas Quartet: What's to Come

Miguel de Armas Quartet: What’s to Come

The pianist Miguel de Armas is blessed with a magnificent tumbao and he uses it to great effect on What’s to Come. But if...
Pablo Ziegler: Jazz Tango

Pablo Ziegler Trio: Jazz Tango

Unlike the tango, which – as a dance form – has a relatively clear, almost mathematical definition, there are really no words that can...
Eva Cortés Crossing Borders

Eva Cortés: Crossing Borders

Although the release of Crossing Borders by Eva Cortés comes just two years after In Bloom appeared on Truth Revolution Records, it feels like...
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...

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