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Grecolandia: Homenaje a José Miguel Crego “El Greco”



Grecolandia Music Playlist

On Grecolandia, the celebrated trumpeter gets his long overdue homage from ten of the most well-known Cuban trumpeter players who are active today. The repertoire runs the gamut of feelings and expressions associated with the chameleonic “El Greco” who was equally at home swinging, speaking in the language of bebop and shuffling and gliding in the timba tempo – the latter he excelled at in various settings and ensembles during his heyday. The tribute-paying solo horn men take on the lineage of “El Greco’s” cool, spacey trumpet sound often summoning – as Thomy Lowry García does on “Swing en Las Tunas” to open the set, and Alejandro Delgado does on “Lady of my life” to suggest the breadth of “El Greco’s” musical footprint – from the traditional idioms of Afro-Cuban music to more contemporary music of Michael Jackson.

Album cover – Grecolandia: Homenaje a José Miguel Crego “El Greco”
Album cover – Grecolandia: Homenaje a José Miguel Crego “El Greco”

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The Latin Side of Jazz · Episode 26



Jane Bunnett
Saxophonist, flautist and bandleader Jane Bunnett - Photo by Lauren Deutsch

The Latin Side of Jazz is a curated playlist that showcases selected tracks from the best Latin jazz, Cuban, Brasilian, Flamenco, Ibero-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latin jazz music. We include well-known, established artists and new artists who are getting attention and global recognition.

  • Track 1: Human RaceJane Bunnett and Maqueque – From the album Playing With Fire (2023)
  • Track 2: Merengue HaitianoVistel Brothers – From the album Fiesta en el Batey (2022)
  • Track 3: Coisa no 1Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz – From the album Moacir de Todos os Santos (2022)
  • Track 4: Quirino con su Tres – Caramelo TumbandoJavier Gutiérrez [Caramelo de Cuba], Ariel Brínguez, Javier Colina, Michael Olivera – From the EP With Soul and Tumbao (2022)
  • Track 5: Guataca CityManolo Navarro – From the album My Favorite Standards (2022)
  • Track 6: TientacionesJorge Pardo – From the album Trance Sketches (2022)
  • Track 7: Flamingo CubanoJulian Gutierrez’s Project – From the album Goldstream (2022)
  • Track 8: FrevoDavid Helbock, Camille Bertault – From the album Playground (2022)
  • Track 9: Dolphin DanceLeonardo Garcia – From the album On the Cloud (2022)
  • Track 10: Crónica ExistencialNene VasquezSingle Track (2022)
  • Track 11: MayoDaniel Ferruz – From the album Miradas (2022)
  • Track 12: TendenciaJesús Pupo – From the album Oro (2022)
  • Track 13: Armando’s RhumbaSteve Gadd & Mika Stoltzman feat. John Patitucci – From the album Spirit of Chick Corea (2022)
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