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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 [...]