Warren Wolf: Wolfgang

There is an everlasting quality about Warren Wolf’s recording, Wolfgang. If the ingenious vibraphone virtuoso should at all be diffident about his achievement here...

Antonio Sánchez – New Life

"In fact when Mr. Sánchez plays, there is a sense, however spectral, that he is playing notes and chords that are pulsed into quantum...

Pablo Ablanedo – Recontradoble

The beauty of ReContraDoble lies in its exquisite counterpoint that pits the brass against the woodwinds; the guitar against the piano with the drums...

Mike Eckroth: Piano and Rhythm

Pianists who embark on Cuban music projects usually present them as traditional or modern, but rarely both. Mike Eckroth does both on his extraordinary...

Luis Muñoz – Luz

It is the simple and sheer beauty of the melodic musicality of Luis Muñoz that is so powerful that these qualities captivate the senses....

Jovino Santos Neto – Veja o Som/See the Sound (Adventure Music)

There comes a time in the life of a pianist, when the lure of a solo project is strong and he or she inevitably gives in. Having thus satisfied the yearning the musician is struck by an even more daunting task: the thought of a duo program, made even more alluring when there is an opportunity to duet with more than one musician and instrumentalist. Such an extravagance is rarely passed up so it is no surprise to find the wonderful world of pianist Jovino [...]

Paquito D’Rivera: Jazz Meets The Classics

The concept of a collision between jazz and classical music is not new. The fantasy has been driving composers and performers as early as...
Gastón Joya: Mama Ina

Gastón Joya: Mama Ina

A fierce energy leaps out of the opening notes of Mama Ina, the exquisitely-crafted debut album by the prodigiously-gifted bassist Gastón Joya. It is...
Edward Simon - Venezuelan Suite

Edward Simon/Ensemble Venezuela Present: Venezuelan Suite

There appears to be a sudden rush on the part of many musicians who migrated to the United States—and some who have not—to put...

Luis Marín: The One

Luis Marín plays with the quiet assurance that shows him to be a musician of considerable promise. Mr. Marín is a pianist of immense potential. He combines the rhythmic muscularity of his left hand...
Sebastian Schunke | Diego Pinera: Elusive Beauty

Sebastian Schunke | Diego Pinera: Elusive Beauty

The album Elusive Beauty by Sebastian Schunke and Diego Pinera – together with reedsmeister Benjamin Weidekamp, violist Yodfat Miron and cellist Boram Lie –...

Chembo Corniel Quintet: Land Of The Descendants

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · It would be downright foolish to assume that just because Chembo Corniel fronts the quintet this album,...

Michel Camilo – What’s Up?

The impish name of his album, What’s Up? would seem to suggest that Michel Camilo is having more fun on his second solo album...

Manuel Valera Trio: Live at Firehouse 12

This recording is a fascinating, satisfying live programme which brings together three of the most active, finest musicians in New York whose work...
Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

The drummer Chris Smith’s dream of making music a way of life has something of a fairytale quality to it and so does the...

Billy Cobham’s SPECTRUM 40 At The Flato Markham Theatre

Billy Cobham and his Spectrum 40 band performance in the renovated Flato Markham Theatre last Wednesday, October 9, 2013, was a real treat for...

Greg Diamond: Avenida Graham

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · There has been a lot of musical buzz around Greg Diamond who even travelled as far as...

Still, the New Work of the Brilliant John Funkhouser

This disciplined and wonderful pianist and bass player brings us another tremendous recording project. This is an eight-piece album where Mr. Funkhouser...
Helio Alves Presents Música

Helio Alves Presents: Música

Helio Alves is a pianist whose playing is marked by the unsurpassed beauty of expression. The poetry of this expression is pronounced and manifests...

Ignacio Berroa: Heritage and Passion

Heritage and Passion… Never was an album so aptly titled and rarely has an album been so magnificently and ingeniously crafted. And while...

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