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Interview

Luis Mar

Read "Luis Mar" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


In Puerto Rico, Luis Marín is one of the leading popular music and jazz pianists. Since early childhood, he has been performing in public, which eventually led to his involvement with some of the most significant artists in salsa and jazz. He has been a freelancer for a while now, as he is very much involved in the family business, which precludes the of way of life required for success as a bandleader. Nevertheless, Marín keeps himself rather busy throughout ...

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Album Review

Luis Mar: Live at the Nuyorican Caf

Read "Live at the Nuyorican Caf" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


The Nuyorican Café, located in an alleyway in Old San Juan, is a smoky small venue with a centrally located generous bar and just the perfect ambiance for a gig with Luis MarÃ-n. It isn't the most acoustically correct place; yet, the live sound of this recording is largely unaffected. In this disk, MarÃ-n, who alongside pianists such as Eric Figueroa and José Lugo...as well as trombonist William Cepeda...is one of the most interesting and advanced musicians based in Puerto ...

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Album Review

Luis Mar: Inconsolable

Read "Inconsolable" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


In Inconsolable, singer Gilberto Monroig is reinterpreted through jazz by pianist Luis MarÃ-n. Monroig was a chain-smoking bohemian adept at various popular repertoires, although mostly dedicated to romantic fare throughout his career. On his way of becoming one of the most important Puerto Rican singers ever, he was even Tito Puente's vocalist for a couple of years after the departure of legendary singer Vicentico Valdés.

This rather unknown...although audacious recording...includes MarÃ-n's live performance of “Sollozo during the Puerto ...


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