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Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions

Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions

This album Jazz Flute Traditions is infinitely more than just a sweeping review of the flute in Jazz. It also lets the listener into...

Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World

If you are one among the group who considers Sammy Figueroa to be a percussionist’s percussionist you might as well count yourself in a...

Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion: Urban Nature

Master percussionist, Sammy Figueroa is a two times Grammy nominee and member of Sonny Rollins band. With these credentials it is no surprise that...

More Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

Most fans, even aficionados of contemporary music, still only vaguely know the great trumpeter Claudio Roditi as the “Brazilian who joined Arturo Sandoval in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra”. It is a pity that Roditi’s musical reputation rests on so narrow a spectrum in his enormous musical career. Few know, for instance, that Roditi was one of the first Brazilian musicians to relocate in the United States of America: in 1970 as a matter of fact [...]