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Francisco Mela: Fé

Of all the new generation of drummers playing in America today, Francisco Mela is probably the only musician who combines the most visceral polyrhythmic...

Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano Quintet at Koerner Hall in Toronto

2016-2017 Season, The Royal Conservatory, Jazz, Piano, Music Mix Concerts Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano Quintet DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | TIME: 8:00 pm PRICE: Starting at...
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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...

Alfredo Rodriguez: Sounds of Space

The artistic goldmine that is Cuba continues to give up its riches. Even before Machito was “discovered” by Dizzy Gillespie (and much later, Gonzalo...

Federico Britos: Voyage

As the world continues to awake to the rising tide of undiscovered music and musicians from the South American paradigm—in an almost ironic kind...

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 [...]