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Letizia Gambi: Blue Monday

This debut performance on record by Letizia Gambi will be remembered for a very, very long time. What is striking is that this marvellous...

Donald Vega: With Respect to Monty

Now this is something really special and it marks not simply a second disc for an iconic label, Resonance Records, which under the inspired...

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...

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...

Donald Vega – Spiritual Nature

It takes probably three or four bars into the first song, “Scorpio,” on pianist Donald Vega’s Resonance album Spiritual Nature for a magical spell...

Donald Vega: Spiritual Nature Recording Sessions

Live behind the scenes videos from the Rising Jazz Stars Studios for Donald Vega's recording Spiritual Nature (Resonance Records - August 2012). "It's a...

Donald Vega to release “Spiritual Nature”

Donald Vega arrived in the U.S. from Nicaragua at the age of 14.  He spoke no English (except two words: “Bud Powell”) but quickly...

Claudio Roditi – Bons Amigos (Resonance Records – 2011)

Most fans, even aficionados of contemporary music, still only vaguely know the great trumpeter Claudio Roditi as the “Brazilian who joined Arturo Sandoval in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra”. It is a pity that Roditi’s musical reputation rests on so narrow a spectrum in his enormous musical career. Few know, for instance, that Roditi was one of the first Brazilian musicians to relocate in the United States of America: in 1970 as a matter of fact [...]