Eugene Holley Jr.'s Best Releases of 2011
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 Trio Possibilities (Biophilla/Palmetto) Michel Camilo Mano A Mano (Emarcy) Oscar Perez / Nuevo Comienzo Afropean Affair (Chandra Records) Miguel Zenon Alma Adentro (Marsalis Music) Gonzalo Rubalcaba Fe...Faith (5Passion Records) Jerry Gonzalez Y el Comando de La Clave (Sunnyside Communications) Pablo Aslan Quintet Piazzolla in Brooklyn (Soundbrush Records) Bobby Sanabria/Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!! (Jazzheads Records) Eliane Elias Light My Fire (Concord Music Group) T.K. Blue Latin Bird ( (Motéma Music) Mark Weinstein El Cumbanchero (Jazzheads Records) Terence Blanchard / Poncho Sanchez Chano y Dizzy (Concord Music Group)
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