Tag: Savant Records

RIP Ray Mantilla (June 22, 1934 – March 21, 2020)

Inspired by his South Bronx Afro-Cuban roots, percussionist Ray Mantilla rose to prominence in the early '70s,...

Bill O’Connell and The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble: Wind Off the Hudson

Devotees of the incredible vivacity of Afro-Caribbean music will be spoiled for choice of a favourite moment...

Bill O’Connell: Jazz Latin

This album Jazz Latin by Bill O’Connell is – as always - like an elegant railway system...

Artist Profile: Bill O’Connell

After a 40-year long career that has seen him excel as a leader, soloist, arranger, musical director,...

Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

In 1932, Duke Ellington wrote one of the most famous songs, one that has not only endured...

Bill O’Connell: Monk’s Cha Cha

In the perennial debate over which version of piano music is more important: solo or ensemble, studio...

Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars: Heart Beat

Through the years Bill O'Connell reading of Latin-Jazz has been characterised as music that is typically measured...

Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World

If you are one among the group who considers Sammy Figueroa to be a percussionist’s percussionist you...

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