Tag: Iván Renta

Alex “Apolo” Ayala: Bámbula

Before you even hear the first note on Bámbula by the contrabassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala, you can...

Alex “Apolo” Ayala Releases New Album: ‘Bámbula’

Puerto Rican Bassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala pays tribute to his ancestors with his debut as a bandleader:...

Arturo O’Farrill & ALJO to Release: Virtual Birdland

The images of 2020 were scary, nights of ambulance sirens, freezer trucks, sleeplessness, a nation’s economy brought...

Jazz Trombonist Doug Beavers Releases New Album: SOL

GRAMMY® Award-Winning Jazz Trombonist Doug Beavers Releases New Album on December 4, 2020 Featuring Vibraphone Legend Joe Locke,...

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions

To say that the art of Arturo O’Farrill is “fascinating” would be telling only part of his...

RIP Ray Mantilla (June 22, 1934 – March 21, 2020)

Inspired by his South Bronx Afro-Cuban roots, percussionist Ray Mantilla rose to prominence in the early '70s,...

Bobby Valentin & The LJs: Mind of a Master

One of the most iconic images of the Tropical/Salsa genre has been the fiery fingers of Bobby...

Alex Diaz & Santo Domingo Afrojazz: Organic Merengue

One important aspect of the music on this disc that strikes you almost immediately is that a...

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