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Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm

Editor's Pick · Featured Album The drum set, that invention by Black American drummer Baby Dodds – and rooted in the ingenuity of drummers from...
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Vanderlei Pereira Releases New Album: “Vision for Rhythm” on Jazzheads

Drummer Vanderlei Pereira leads the dynamic Brazilian jazz sextet Blindfold Test, which boasts an unusual frontline of woodwinds and wordless vocal, backed by a...
Andrea Brachfeld - If Not Now, When?

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When?

The flutist Andrea Brachfeld has made a glittering career for herself on the Latin Jazz circuit, including performances with Dave Valentin and significant recordings...

Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Part biographical, perhaps even part autobiographical and all adventure, Baronesa by the ineffable chanteuse Cristina Morrison is an amorous masterpiece. Ms. Morrison’s dark and...

The MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra: ¡Qué Viva Harlem!

That the members of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra has always been a group of jazz professionals masquerading is one of...

Bobby Sanabria, MSM ACJO ¡Que Viva Harlem!

JAZZHEADS announces the APRIL 8, 2014 release of ¡QUE VIVA HARLEM! featuring the multi-Latin Grammy nominated MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA conducted...

Mark Weinstein – Todo Corazón

Of all the magnificent aspects of The Tango, perhaps the most beguiling is its musicality. For instance, tango dancing has a unique freedom of...

Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil (Jazzheads – 2010)

Mark Weinstein has quietly established himself as one of the most wildly inventive flutists in modern memory. He is also one of the finest...

Gabriele Tranchina: A Song of Love’s Color

It appears that exacting pitch is not really important in the grander scheme of things, for Gabriele Tranchina’s singing. Although it seems likely that if she really wanted to this vocalist could nail the exacting pitch of the notes themselves with perfection, Tranchina eschews the exactitude of notation to scale impossible heights of emotion. In this respect she is like a storyteller who uses lyric passages to let tales of longing and other elusive emotions unfold [...]