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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...
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Carlos Averhoff Jr.: iRESI

This recording is one of the most visceral and heartfelt that Carlos Averhoff Jr. may have made. You would think that its audacity had something to do with making a leap of faith into an unknown...

LatinFree Jazz at Metro Baptist Church, NYC

Founded in 1996, Arts For Art, (AFA). is a not-for-profit, multi-cultural organization whose principal activities are the presentation of un-compormised creative jazz music, dance,...

Ritual Beating of the Drum

Ritual Beating of the Drum: The Music of Michele Rosewoman, Francisco Mora Catlett and Yosvany Terry By every account the Orishas have been pleased ever...

Roots+Ribs Fest: The Soul of Cuban Piano

New Jersey’s Best-Kept Secret Hosts the Soul of Cuban Piano While searching for an event to put the finishing touch on the July 4th weekend...

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2014

Park Palace Tribute Featuring the Aruán Ortíz Quartet and Manuel Valera & The Cuban Express - May 4th to May 10th, 2014 - Constructed in...

Mark Weinstein: Latin Jazz Underground

Mark Weinstein’s Tales from the Earth (Otá Records, 2009) was his finest album until now. This recording, Latin Jazz Underground, also seemingly an oblique...

In Conversation With Francisco Mora-Catlett

“Music is about freedom, that’s what it proposes, that’s why it’s so popular and that’s why people love it. And it’s not freedom that...

Francisco Mora Catlett and Afro Horn, the 3rd Incarnation

“There are only three Afro-Horns in the world. They were forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America. No one...

Aruán Ortiz & Michael Janisch Quintet – Banned in London

God knows, of course, how hands will be used. This is why he endowed the human body with them, especially...

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...

Best of 2012 List – Beyond Category

Best Recordings of 2012 - Selection by Canada Editor Raul da Gama - Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers – Cuneiform Records An...

Afro Horn MX – Afro Horn Mix

"Afro Horn MX came to my attention by way of a series of video clips titled, The Afro Horn – Very Serious Stuff. The...

Aruán Ortiz & The Camerata Urbana Ensemble – Santiarican Blues Suite

This record by a very special artist will go down as one of the most significant works of music. Its power, significance and beauty will forever linger in the soul, where all musical art is enjoyed to the...

Mark Weinstein – El Cumbanchero

It might seem foolhardy to many to take a chance and make an entire record based on “charanga”; perceived as rather old-fashioned too considering...

Arturo Stable Quintet – Call (Origen Records – 2009)

There are a few times—only just a few times—when musicians are able to find the intensity in a performance where the primordial cry is so distinct that communication with the Divine is so total, it may be experienced almost like an out-of-body one. Such is the intensity with which the artists have made the compositions of Arturo Stable come alive on Call [...]

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