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Itai Kriss and Telavana

Itai Kriss and Telavana: Telavana

Itai Kriss together with Hadar Noiberg is one of New York’s worst-kept secrets. Both flutists wear their Middle Eastern heritage just as well as...
Orquesta Akokán

Orquesta Akokán – Canta José “Pepito” Gómez

It takes more than academic proficiency in music to arrive at the source of its splendour and few American musicians know that better than...
Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

The drummer Chris Smith’s dream of making music a way of life has something of a fairytale quality to it and so does the...

Gabriel Espinosa: Songs of Bacharach and Manzanero

To Gabriel Espinosa the Mexican-born bassist-turned-vocalist the essence of emotion is nothing if it cannot be transmigrated across the musical topographies that separate North...

Mike Eckroth: Piano and Rhythm

Pianists who embark on Cuban music projects usually present them as traditional or modern, but rarely both. Mike Eckroth does both on his extraordinary...

Hot House – Cuban Tribute to Charlie Parker (Independent 2008)

There are really only two truly innovative and unforgettable records made to honor Charlie Parker. One is the remarkably inventive Tribute to Monk and Bird (Tomato Records, 1978) with music by the legendary artists arranged and directed by the German composer Heiner Stadler, which featured Thad Jones, Stanley Cowell, George Lewis, George Adams, Warren Smith [...]