Tag: John Walsh

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his...

Doug Beavers: Titanes del Trombón

The Battle has begun, the Battle of… Titans! The Grammy Award winner Doug Beavers brings us his exquisite,...

Chris Washburne & Syotos: Low Ridin’

This has to be the most hip album since “Low Ridin’” was first invented in the 50’s...

A Great Night at Birdland with Arturo O”Farrill & The Chico O”Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Final Night at Birdland is the spectacular new album by Arturo O’Farrill and the legendary Chico O’Farrill...

Hector Martignon: Second Chance

In a literal world the music on Second Chance would simply represent “B” sides of music that pianist, Hector Martignon has played in the past. In reality they are anything but that. It is here that Martignon has provided wicked twists to all the music he has played before—he uses the term “devilish,” which in Spanish is a word fraught with meaning. The word diabólico might be infinitely more appropriate as it has fangs and breathes a fire [...]

The Latin Giants of Jazz – Ven Baila Conmigo (Gigante Records 2009)

It is a daunting task to play in the idioms of jazz, salsa and mambo in a big band setting without the spirit of El Rey, Tito Puente in attendance. But timbalero and musical director, Jose Madera acquits himself with distinction on "Ven Baila Conmigo," this record that explodes with that special energy that Puente imparted to his excursions when he was alive [...]

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