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Manuel Valera: New Cuban Express

This album, New Cuban Express is Cuban-American pianist, Manuel Valera’s attempt to redefine his relationship with Cuban music including the classic Cuban son and bolero...

Lucía Pulido: Time Darkened by Sorrow, Brightened By Passion

The sky darkens, Lorca-like and a primordial wail rips through it. “Ai…leh leh leh…/No sé qué tendrá mi pecho/no sé qué tendrá mi pecho…/que...

André Mehmari – Canteiro – Canções de Andre Mehmari

André Mehmari is one of those musicians with a prodigious talent, who flashes across the stratosphere one in a lifetime. Not only is he...

Gonzalo Rubalcaba – XXI Century

Gonzalo Rubalcaba is probably one of the most gifted pianists in modern music. He is unequalled in his virtuosity and his expression and dynamic are of the highest order...

Gabriel Guerrero – Feyas

Gabriel Guerrero is blest with a masterful musical intellect. This enables him to form gorgeous melodic ideas that seemingly appear out of nowhere to captivate the heart and mind of...

Renaud García-Fons – Solo – The Marcevol Concert

The ingenuity of Renaud García-Fons knows no bounds. As a bassist his musicality is informed by the purest of techniques—whether he is playing pizzicato or con arco...

Renaud García Fons – Mediterranées

In the beginning there was the contrabass. Then came the men who revolutionized it: In one world these were men such as Domenico Dragonetti...

Fernando Tarrés & Lucía Pulido – Songbook III – Myths

"There is something altogether new in this record that is not present in many of Lucía Pulido’s other records. And this has to do...

Hendrik Meurkens & Gabriel Espinosa with Anat Cohen & Antonio Sanchez: Celebrando

It is most appropriate for Zoho Music to celebrate their 100th recording with harmonica-player Hendrik Meurkens and, among others, bassist Gabriel Espinosa...

Phillipe Baden Powell – Piano Masters Series 2

"In every sense Phillipe Baden Powell is one of those musicians who reminds the rest of the world that there is a new musical...

Clarice Assad – Home

Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime. Fortuitously, this comet has decided to stay [...]

Aruán Ortiz & The Camerata Urbana Ensemble – Santiarican Blues Suite

This record by a very special artist will go down as one of the most significant works of music. Its power, significance and beauty will forever linger in the soul, where all musical art is enjoyed to the...

Alfredo Rodriguez: Sounds of Space

The artistic goldmine that is Cuba continues to give up its riches. Even before Machito was “discovered” by Dizzy Gillespie (and much later, Gonzalo...

Jane Bunnett – Mundo: The World of Jane Bunnett

"Happily, there are two new charts on this double CD. The first is “Gotcha”, a delightful song that mixes the New Orleans dirge with...

Pablo Aslan Quintet – Piazzolla in Brooklyn

"Piazzolla originals are played with new élan and the ones that must have incurred the ire of the late master—“Laura” and “Lullaby of Birdland”—are...

Have You Seen My Nana? The Enduring Genius of Moacir Santos

Yesterday, my eighty-eight year old mother and I were reminiscing as we often do when she visits, about, among other things, my father and...

Daniel López Infanzón – 8 Momentos 8 Fotografias

Review written by: Raul da Gama It will always remain one of those travesties of history that cultural exchanges—especially musical ones –between Europe and the...

Ark Ovrutski Quintet – Sounds of Brasil

That Ark Ovrutski is following his heart in pursuing the art of music is creditable. But that he has made it his mission to...

Bernal-Eckroth-Ennis – La Voz de Tres

Review written by: Raul da Gama This extraordinary trio distills the essential emotions of the music they make to such an extent that only the...

Jack DeJohnette – Sound Travels

Review written by: Raul da Gama Jack DeJohnette is not just one of the finest and important drummers playing today, but one of the most...

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