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Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five!

Read "Table for Five!" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

As the news gets worse, why do some kinds of music simply sound better and better? Juan Carlos Quintero's Table for Five is, by content at least, “Latin Jazz." Yet there is something for everyone, including “Alone Together," “Giant Steps" and a slightly different version (as a cha-cha-cha) of Horace Silver's Cape Verdean- inflected “Song for My Father." Aaron Serfaty on drums and Joe Rotondi on piano are more than capable soloists on “Song." They bring a fresh sound to ...


Album Review

Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five!

Read "Table for Five!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Fans of captivating Latin rhythms in the service of contemporary jazz should be enchanted by Table for Five! on which maestro Juan Carlos Quintero swaps his customary nylon strings for an electric guitar and his focus from smooth jazz and world music to the standard repertoire, American and Latin, and a pair of his own jazz-centered compositions. It's a milieu in which Quintero shines, as do his long-time friends and colleagues—pianist Joe Rotondi, bassist Eddie Resto, drummer Aaron Serfaty and ...


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Juan Carlos Quintero: Los Musicos

Read "Los Musicos" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To call certain music ‘Latin fusion’ is to speak in redundancy. Just about all Latin, like America’s jazz music, is a fusion or amalgamation of many styles. Guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero’s motto is “if it works and sounds good adopt it.” On his fourth release as leader the Colombian-born, New Jersey resident (by way of Brussels) mixes multiple South American styles into a contemporary music that can be filed in numerous categories including world music, Latin, and definitely jazz.

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