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Benjamin Lapidus: New Album

World-renowned Cuban tres and guitar virtuoso Benjamin Lapidus and his new group Kari-B3 release his long awaited 7th Latin jazz recording and 8th as...
Yosvany Terry - New Throned King

Yosvany Terry: New Throned King

Editor's Pick · Featured Album · Of all the young Cuban-born musicians and music that springs out of New York, few are as exciting as...

Ritual Beating of the Drum

Ritual Beating of the Drum: The Music of Michele Rosewoman, Francisco Mora Catlett and Yosvany Terry By every account the Orishas have been pleased ever...

“Nuevo Jazz Latino” at JALC in NYC

On the evenings of Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Elio Villafranca hosted what he qualified as "an...

2014 PR Heineken Jazz Fest Report

The 2014 edition of the Heineken Jazz Festival was a mix of music palettes starting with a familiar face to jazz aficionados in Puerto...

Alfredo Rodríguez: The Invasion Parade

Of all the musicians to come out of Cuba in recent times, to be repatriated to the United States or Canada, Alfredo Rodriguez is...

From New York Via Cuba: The Pedrito Martinez Group

Pedrito Martinez is one of the most recognizable percussionists in New York today and he is also one of the percussionists most likely to...

Alfredo Rodriguez – The Invasion Parade

Cuban Pianist Alfredo Rodríguez Reflects on Memories of Home with New Album, The Invasion Parade. Available March 4 on Mack Avenue Records. Co-Produced by...

Steve Turre – The Bones of Art

This may not be the first time that Steve Turre has used multiple trombones on a recording date nor will it be the last....

Buika – La noche más larga

There is an aspect of vocalastics in a rarified realm that when attained by the singer, replaces earthly country and heritage with the whole...

Michele Rosewoman presents New Yor-Uba: A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America

New Yor-Uba celebrates 30 years with their 2013 debut recording and September 10, 2013 CD release. Featuring Pedrito Martinez on lead vocals, this recording...

Paul Carlon – La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing: A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn

What on earth would Billy Strayhorn think of La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing? It is, after all, a somewhat irreverent tribute—the music is relocated from its original big band setting into the Latin realm...
Buika - La Noche Mas Larga

Buika – La Noche Más Larga

In a recent interview Buika said “I want what Charlie Parker has, I want eternity”. Well, just like Bird, Coltrane, Miles or any other...

Pedrito Martínez – Rumba de la Isla

Pedrito Martínez and his Rumba de la Isla, A Tribute to Maestro Camarón Rumba de la Isla is the new album that Pedrito Martínez, the...

Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba Kickstarter

Join New Yor-Uba's 30-year anniversary celebration as we mark this milestone with a studio recording and debut CD release. New Yor-Uba, A Musical Celebration of...

In Conversation with Flutist, Composer, Arranger, Mark Weinstein

The reason I am focusing on Pedrito is that "Timbasa" is as much his project as it is mine. He co-produced the recording and set things up in response to a funny challenge. I ran into him somewhere and he asked me when we were going to collaborate on another project. Sort of goofing on him I said, "Find me a piano player and a bass player who are as good as you and bring a couple of drummers." I had no idea what he was going to deal me! [...]

Mark Weinstein – Timbasa (JazzHeads – 2010)

It would seem that there is no stopping flutist, Mark Weinstein. While the composer and instrumentalist extraordinaire may not have trumped his awe-inspiring expedition into the realm of improvisation, Tales From The Earth (Ota Records, 2009) his album, Timbasa has certainly turned out to be an alchemist's dream. Who would ever have imagined that Miles Davis' languorous performance of "Milestones" could be regenerated as an extravagant and masterful Afro-Cuban adventure? [...]