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Eugene Holley Jr.'s Best Releases of 2011

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At a time when Hispanics are the dominant minority in the United States, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has decided to eliminate the Latin Jazz category. This list is posted in solidarity with those who demand that the category be reinstated.






Fabian Almazan
Fabian Almazan
Fabian Almazan
b.1984
piano

Possibilities
(Biophilla/Palmetto)





Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
b.1954
piano

Mano A Mano
(Emarcy)





Oscar Perez
Oscar Perez
Oscar Perez
b.1974
piano
/ Nuevo Comienzo
Afropean Affair
(Chandra Records)





Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
b.1976
saxophone

Alma Adentro
(Marsalis Music)





Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
b.1963
piano

Fe...Faith
(5Passion Records)





Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez
b.1949
trumpet

Y el Comando de La Clave
(Sunnyside Communications)





Pablo Aslan
Pablo Aslan
Pablo Aslan
b.1962
bass

Piazzolla in Brooklyn
(Soundbrush Records)





Bobby Sanabria/Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!!
(Jazzheads Records)





Eliane Elias
Eliane Elias
Eliane Elias
b.1960
piano

Light My Fire
(Concord Music Group)





T.K. Blue
T.K. Blue
T.K. Blue

saxophone

Latin Bird
( (Motéma Music)





Mark Weinstein
El Cumbanchero
(Jazzheads Records)




Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard
b.1962
trumpet
/ Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez
b.1951
congas

Chano y Dizzy
(Concord Music Group)

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