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Read our #CDReview Curtis Brothers Quartet: Syzygy @CurtisBrothers @TruthRevolution

Don’t let the trinkly, yet resonant sound of the Fender Rhodes, announcing the advent of Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro-Blue”, to kick off the Curtis Brothers Quartet’s Syzygy throw you off. Wait until Zaccai Curtis steps aside to let the short roaring conga…

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Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’ @HostosCenter

Tito Puente Retrospective – 50 Years of ‘El Rey’ The first ever multi-day comprehensive examination of the career of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz through concerts, discussions, films, workshops. Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture –…

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Read our #CDReview Luis Muñoz Presents: The Dead Man @luismunozmusic

West Coast “Cool” lives and breathes in the atmospheric music of Luis Muñoz, the Costa Rican composer and ceaselessly innovative percussion colourist who daubs his musical canvas with brushes, sticks and mallets. The Dead Man, inspired by the Uruguayan…

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Read our #CDReview José San Martín Presents: Tocador @YoukaliMusic

Tocador comprises repertoire culled from the music of the Uruguayan drummer and percussion colourist, José San Martín who made a name for himself after recording with the legendary composer and pianist Hugo Fattoruso. In 1992 José San Martín made his home…

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Read our #CDReview Gabriel Espinosa: Songs of Bacharach and Manzanero #ZohoMusic

To Gabriel Espinosa the Mexican-born bassist-turned-vocalist the essence of emotion is nothing if it cannot be transmigrated across the musical topographies that separate North and South America, which are, in any case unified by the Africa of Jazz. That…

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Stefano Bollani Trio At Koerner Hall

TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio Concert Series The Royal Conservatory of Music featured the Stefano Bollani Trio & the Roberto Occhipinti Trio on the evening of November 18, 2016, at the magnificent Koerner Hall in Toronto. This was the second concert in the…

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#CDReview Roberto Occhipinti: Stabilimento @robocchipinti

The powerful, sinuous pizzicato of Roberto Occhipinti has bellowed from the depths of Jane Bunnett’s and Hilario Durán’s bands for several decades. During that time the bassist has also grown his repertoire, performed many a wondrous solo and led some…

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LJN #AlbumoftheMonth @ChanoDomínguez: Over The Rainbow @SunnysideRec

In what has suddenly become the rising tide of Latin Jazz music, Chano Domínguez rides the crest of the wave, his music, surfing in an entirely new direction, almost a (new) polar opposite to that of the Latin Jazz mainstream of say Chucho Valdés, or…

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Otmaro Ruiz, venezuelan pianist, composer, is considered one of the most important jazz pianists in the current scene. Ruiz is known for his versatility and virtuosity. After working intensively in Venezuela with artists such as Soledad Bravo and Ilan…

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The Gypsy-Cuban Project: @DamianDraghici, Paula Rosenberg and Toby Gough

Damian Draghici is far from being a regular guy, although the Cuban and Spanish musicians with whom he made The Gypsy Cuban Project would probably call him that. Draghici is one of Europe’s most celebrated of Roma activists, the Roma Minister in the…
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