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Patato: Masterpiece

Patato: Masterpiece

Arguably the greatest Afro-Cuban percussionist that ever lived (bar Tata Güines, perhaps), Carlos “Patato” Valdés is, also one of the greatest showmen of the...

Remembering Jerry González on his 70th Birthday

Not long ago, I was interviewing two important contributors to the world of American music and letters – Eddie Palmieri and the other was...
Marlon Simon: Rumba a la Patato

Marlon Simon: Rumba a la Patato

There are many reasons why it is a remarkable travesty of justice that the celebrated Venezuelan drummer and percussionist, Marlon Simon, has had to...

Misty – Andy Gonzalez – Entre Colegas

"Misty" is the fourth track on Andy Gonzalez's album Entre Colegas, the first recording to bear Andy’s name as a leader. The repertoire offers...

LJN and JDP in The New York Times

In The News: Giovanni Russonello interviews Tomas Peña (Editor for Latin Jazz Network and JazzDeLaPena) for the New York Times, regarding the 59th Annual...

Andy González Releases “Entre Colegas”

Andy González is one of the most respected and well-known bassists in Jazz & Latin music today. Born in New York City in 1951...
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Truth Revolution Presents Andy González “Entre Colegas”

Truth Revolution Records Presents Bassist, Composer, Arranger, Andy González - "Entre Colegas/Among Colleagues" - His First Album As A Leader "Entre Colegas, a flatteringly beautiful...

In Conversation with Andy González

Andy González On "Entre Colegas/Among Colleagues Interview Conducted by Truth Revolution Recording Collective TRR: Who did you choose for Entre Colegas and why? Andy González: I...
Rumbajazz - Tribute to Chombo Silva

Rumbajazz: Tribute to Chombo Silva

Chombo Silva performed in the legendary Cuban Jam Sessions and shared the stage with Machito, Ray Barretto, Johnny Pacheco, the Alegre-All Stars, Charlie Palmieri,...

Hilton Ruiz: Heroes

Although the extraordinary pianist Hilton Ruiz made many superb recordings in his short career, none is more iconic than Heroes and it is not...

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...

Paquito Hechavarría: Frankly

This album by the late pianist Paquito Hechavarría, Frankly was recorded in 2007 and released in 2009. Although it has been in circulation for just...

Danny Rivera & Nelson González: Obsesión

The twisted intrusion of desire can be maddeningly seared into the brain by the power and artistry of the troubadour. This is a dangerous and magical...

A Benefit Concert For Dave Valentin

A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for...

Benefit Concert For Dave Valentin

A once-in-a-lifetime evening to benefit one of the world’s premier jazz flutists, who has not been able to perform as of late because of...

Steve Turre – Woody`s Delight

Few trombone players in Steve Turre’s generation have pushed the boundaries of their instrument further than he has. Born of the blue, hard bopping...

Luis Perdomo: The ‘Infancia’ Project

It is hard to go back and dig deep once something is put in the past and locked down. Miles Davis showed this when...

Andy and Jerry’s: A Tribute to the González Brothers

ARTURO O’ FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANDY AND JERRY’S: A TRIBUTE TO THE GONZALEZ BROTHERS PETER NORTON SYMPHONY SPACE, NEW YORK OCTOBER 14 AND...

Michael Simon: New York Encounter

It is not obvious that Michael Simon is a native of Venezuela, who owes as much to that tradition as he does to the...

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