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Ray Martínez

Ray Martinez and the Forgotten Legacy of Jazz

Sometime in the very near future, several of the jazz world's best known writers and musicologists will meet in some obscure conclave to pool...
Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones: Picadillo

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones: Picadillo? Yes, Madly!

Of all the myriad ensembles out there few sound as powerfully alluring as the trombone-driven ensemble, Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones. Part of the...
Andrea Brachfeld - If Not Now, When?

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When?

The flutist Andrea Brachfeld has made a glittering career for herself on the Latin Jazz circuit, including performances with Dave Valentin and significant recordings...

Victor Rendón & Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Band: True Flight

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · Victor Rendón has often flown slightly under the populist radar. It has been quite another matter among...

In Conversation With Victor Rendón

Interview: In Conversation with Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Educator Victor Rendón Based out of Lehman College in the Bronx and led by percussionist, composer, and arranger,...

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Blue Tjade

It’s time to give Mike Freeman some respect. Actually it was some time ago. Freeman is a virtuoso mallet percussionist with a bright tone....

Art Jackson: Underground Masterpiece

The term ‘Spanish Tinge’ is so hackneyed today. Moreover it contains only a half truth, that being that the music came from Spain. And...

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones: Stomp!

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones’ recital is a gloriously deceptive one. For here is no familiar programme of New Orleans music but an enterprising...

Steve Turre: Spiritman

There are few recordings to wait for with greater anticipation than one by trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre. This extraordinary musician bestrides two disparate...

North by Northeast: Steve Pouchie

With his latest production, North By Northeast, vibraphonist Steve Pouchie may not be scaling Mount Rushmore or dashing about in a gray suit, evading...

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones: Caravan

Trombone choirs are few and far between. Good trombone choirs even less so and great ones almost non-existent. Some of the finest choirs...

Artist Profile: Andrea Brachfeld

Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music ...

Best of 2012 – Recommended Recordings

2012 – Recommended Recordings (In Alphabetical Order) Selections by New York Co-Editor, Tomas Peña Afro Horn MX (AACE Records) – Afro Horn MX is the brainchild of...
Andrea Brachfeld - Lady of the Island

Andrea Brachfeld: Lady of the Island

There is something magical about the sound of the flute no matter how well it is played; and when it is played as masterfully...

Chembo Corniel: Things I Wanted To Do

There is nothing like a swinging, stomping Latin-Jazz record laden with sensuous clave and robust horns and relentless, driving percussion to stir the senses....

Bobby Matos – Unity (LifeForce Jazz Records 2008)

Whatever music Bobby Matos chooses to inhabit is sure to be brimful – even overflowing – with energy. On this record, Unity, Matos attempts to take his bandmates on a profound, if rhythmic journey. He is attempting to almost metaphysically mirror here the rhythm of the earth in a state of constant unifying – swinging, heart-beating, bebopping – rhythmic revolution [...]