December 1, 2020
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By the mid-1950s, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz had become a sensation as a soloist and started to be featured in films. A few years later, Getz’s horn could ...
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Specific reasons led to piano-less quartet becoming a vehicle for the more explorative jazz practitioners of the 1950s and 1960s, namely, directness of group sound and the increased ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and arrangement Antonio Adolfo. An interview by email in writing.  JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Scattered Diamonds is the 9th studio album from Latin Grammy-winning percussionist, composer, and award-winning writer Barrett Martin. This time around, Barrett has gone through his deep catalog and ...
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1930: The Orquesta Típica is out and the Conjunto is in The year 1930 marked a turning point in the development of popular Cuban music. Traditional outdoor ensembles ...
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“One of the greatest musicians in jazz” (NY Times), Havana-born piano genius Gonzalo Rubalcaba returns with music from his new album, Viento y Tiempo, recorded in collaboration with ...
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All compositions written and arranged by Arturo O’Farrill. What does integrity do in the face of adversity / oppression? What does honesty do in the face of lies ...
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At 99, Candido has witnessed and participated in the evolution of the son into salsa; the shift from swing to bebop; and the development of Latin jazz, the rise of ...
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Andy González (born January 1, 1951, died April 9, 2020 in The Bronx, New York). Andy was a New York City-based double bass player. González was a respected and ...
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Ray Mantilla, a percussionist and bandleader who led a prolific jazz career for more than half a century, died on Saturday, at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He ...
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Claudio Roditi, whose lyrical poise and burnished warmth on trumpet and flugelhorn helped make him one of the most accomplished jazz musicians from Brazil, died on Jan. 17 at ...
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César Orozco and Jorge Glem reveal their purpose in life even before a note of music is performed on StringWise and it is this: “La música vive en el aire, ...
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Regardless of his subsequent and future transgressions, Gato Barbieri deserves a lifetime’s worth of slack for his work between 1965 and ’75. The Argentine tenor saxophonist’s legacy from ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, composer and arranger Chiemi Nakai. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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This album was made at the time after Paquito D’Rivera had inherited what was left of Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal United Nation Orchestra and just before the alto saxophonist ...
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Young pianist and Latin Grammy nominee Gabriel Chakarji announces his first single “Enredadera” featuring his trio with Edward Perez on bass and Jongkuk Kim on drums. This music ...
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Saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Gene Jefferson — one of the finest human beings and greatest musicians I have ever known — died on Wednesday at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Damian Nisenson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Ray Santos, a saxophonist, composer, arranger rightly known to Latin music fans as “El Maestro,” died on Oct. 17. He was 90. His death was announced by his ...
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The title – and music – suggests there are no boundaries between Jazz styles of music and Latin ones. On the music of No Boundaries the eminent pianist Dave Bass ...
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Devotees of the incredible vivacity of Afro-Caribbean music will be spoiled for choice of a favourite moment (or moments) on this inspired 2019 release by Bill O’Connell and ...
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Arguably the greatest Afro-Cuban percussionist that ever lived (bar Tata Güines, perhaps), Carlos “Patato” Valdés is, also one of the greatest showmen of the congas, who often dances ...
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The Jazz history of the bass clarinet has not had a musician like Paul Austerlitz since the great Eric Dolphy put his remarkable and indelible stamp on that ...
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Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a ...
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The Brazilian singer and composer João Gilberto, one of the pioneers of bossa nova, died in Rio de Janerio on Saturday, according to Agencia Brasil, the country’s official ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Karina Corradini. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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As the Cuban maestro prepares for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on Wednesday, here’s the story behind his influential project Jazz Batá. When we last heard from Chucho Valdés, the magisterial Cuban pianist and ...
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While you might have to wait until “My Reverie” on Disc Two to experience the full virtuosity of leader and pianist Chucho Valdés, it’s worth the wait. This ...
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Not long ago, I was interviewing two important contributors to the world of American music and letters – Eddie Palmieri and the other was Joe Conzo Sr. – ...
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As part of the Cuban Focus Series (2018-2019 Diamond Season) Cuban singer Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo made their debut appearance at the intimate Flato Markham Theatre on ...
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To listen to the voice of The Dreamers struggling against a manic administration in the 2019 White House is not too much to ask for and not surprisingly ...
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There is much anecdotal evidence – some of it apocryphal – that the Cubans brought a diabolical complexity to Jazz when the musicians among them bewitched Jazz musicians ...
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Spring had arrived but you wouldn’t know it by the temperature outside. Only the billboard with the promise, Feel the Heat of the Cuban Beat – Arturo Sandoval, ...
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Brazil meets Cuba, a time for Markham and GTA residents to come in from the cold for what was promised to be some hot sounds on March 7, ...
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This album Standards Rican-ditioned by Ray Barretto has a very special – albeit tragic – place in the history and in the everlasting library of Latin-Jazz. Not only was it ...
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