Tag: Ron Blake

Poncho Sanchez to Release New Album on Sept. 20th, 2019

Legendary Grammy-winning conguero Poncho Sánchez pays tribute to saxophone icon John Coltrane on his first album in...

Steven Kroon · In Your Dreams

Steven Kroon is not only living the dream as one of the frontline percussionist playing music in...

Jim Self & The Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band: Yo!

There aren’t enough accolades to heap on Jim Self – he has long been considered one of...

Dion Parson and 21st Century Band: St. Thomas

What comes across immediately and irresistibly in this new (2015) recording by Dion Parson and his 21st...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: A Memorable Night in Toronto with Poncho Sánchez

As part of the Royal Conservatory 2012-2013 Season, ¡Qué Rica Cuba! Series, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho...

Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra: Bolero Nights (for Billie Holliday)

For a fleeting moment -just one fleeting moment- it appears to be a bit of a stretch putting "bolero" and Billie Holiday together...

Poncho Sanchez: Psychedelic Blues

Few Latin ensembles have continued to play with such elegance, swagger and irresistible sensuality as those put together by Poncho Sanchez for decades. The leader’s ability to wrap his chops around the blues, and keep swing and clave together with attractive simplicity is now quite legendary. At times Sanchez can also blend his bubbling Latin repertoire with forays into a [...]

Geoffrey Keezer – Aurea (ArtistShare 2008)

Geoffrey Keezer is a pianist of immense technical ability. As a musician and composer he is able to express himself in different idioms and settings. On Aurea, for instance, he makes a remarkable foray into the realm of Afro-Peruvian music. And he emerges from this colorful expedition with such a high degree of excellence that you wonder why more practitioners of jazz [...]

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