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Joe McCarthy & The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band

Joe McCarthy and The NY Afro Bop Alliance Big Band Release “Upwards”

Joe McCarthy and The New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band continue to impress with their new CD, the first after the band’s relocation from Washington, DC...
It's all about Latin Jazz by Dick Brewer

Dick Brewer Presents: It’s All About Latin Jazz

Dick Brewer is a pianist with a fine technique and a sure-footed way around the complexities of the Latin music idiom. However, on It’s...

Afro Bop Alliance Big Band: Revelation

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · The relatively small, yet deeply rewarding output of the Afro Bop Alliance Big Band is skillfully wrought,...

Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes

The joi de vivre is palpable, though not unexpected, from the opening notes of Afro Bop Alliance's Angel Eyes. But something is different now....

AfroBop Alliance: Una Más

There is a sensuous, almost bordering on lustful, quality to the music on Una Más by the big band, AfroBop Alliance. Not that it is a bad thing at all; quite the contrary, the viscosity of the music is a result of the molten mix of bronzed horns and beautifully clouded woodwinds with elementally raw drums and percussion. The result is a saffron-coloured paella of swirling contra-danzas and soaring son-montuno and on event, a wistful bolero [...]