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Cal Tjader - The Best of the Corcord Years

Cal Tjader: The Very Best of the Concord Years

These recordings have captured the vibraphone artistry of Cal Tjader in what was to become the last years of his life. He was only...
Trevor Salloum with Bobby Sanabria - The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz

Trevor Salloum and Planet Drum

While being interviewed after he was rediscovered by Andy Garcia, the bassist Cachao let it slip that even the great Dizzy Gillespie didn’t always have his rhythmic chops right when he first stirred Afro-Cuban music into the grand design of bebop.

Jane Bunnett: Spirits of Havana 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

"Listening to it now, it’s clear: Spirits of Havana was twenty-five years ahead of its time — Ned Sublette, June 2016 Tempis Fugit! Twenty-five years since...

Arturo Sandoval: A Special Tribute Concert to Dizzy Gillespie

The Cuban-born trumpeter’s celebration of mentor and influence Dizzy Gillespie captures the puffed-cheeked original’s ebullient essence without stating the obvious. Sticking close to the...
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Cuba The Conversation Continues

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Cuba – The Conversation Continues

The year 2015 has seen two monumental musical works where Afro-Caribbean music collides with Jazz: The first is Elio Villafranca’s suite, Cinque which was...

Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond: Durán & Berroa

Afro-Cuban Jazz & Beyond Hilario Durán & Ignacio Berroa Chris Mitchell, Jorge Luis Torres and Roberto Occhipinti *Canadian Summer Tour 2015 The influence of Afro-Cuban music goes beyond...

Giovanni Hidalgo: Villa Hidalgo

Giovanni Hidalgo is just fifty-two years old, but he has been a professional percussionist for a little over forty years. This is remarkable. Very few percussionists, even those in the rest of...

Drummer, Composer Ignacio Berroa

Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. His numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place among a selected group of artists known to have set new musical trends...

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito: Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods

Dizzy Gillespie honored his African roots in many ways. His chameleonic writing was a testament to this fact. He also, along with Chano Pozo,...

Jazz En La Encrucijada: Los Pasos de Elegguá

Cada martes durante estas últimas dos semanas he visitado Minton's. Ubicado en la calle 118 y la avenida St. Nicholas, está en el mismo...

Conversation With Dita Sullivan

For the past two Tuesdays, I have been stopping by at Minton’s on 118th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, in the heart of Harlem...

Al McKibbon: Black Orchid

Al McKibbon was one of the finest modern melodic bassists. The fact that he could play with the great Herbie Nichols will testify to...

Edy Martínez, the Music Architect Behind the Piano

If you go to New York City and ask any Latin jazz legend about Edy Martínez they will tell you about him. Edy Martínez is a Colombian...

Arturo Sandoval Releases “Dear Diz”

Arturo Sandoval has just released his second album on Concord Jazz, "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)." This is Sandoval's tribute to...

Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

On May 8, 2012, Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) Co-produced by Latin Grammy "Producer...

Poncho Sanchez, Terence Blanchard: Chano Y Dizzy!

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz,...
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Chico & Rita – Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal – TIFF 2010

Chico & Rita - Animated movie by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal - 2010 Toronto International Film Festival A seemingly ordinary, but tormented love story...

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