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Romero: Cuban Jazz Funk

Read "Cuban Jazz Funk" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins


OnCuban Jazz FunkMiguel Romero hand-crafts a tasty Latin-jazz fusion that breathes fresh new life into an often stale art form. This ensemble grabs ears from the very first tune, as powerful conga beats are hammered out beneath Romero’s stylish piano ostinatos and Larry Jackson’s warm tenor sax. After a couple of minutes of simmering, new images break through the steam as Romero switches to electric piano and bassist Kurt Mitchell moves from drone to ultra-funky Jaco lines. Hot organ briefly ...

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Romero: Live at Trinity Church

Read "Live at Trinity Church" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The musical space encompassing classical music, jazz, and flamenco has been a rich territory exploited by guitarists on record: witness the widespread popularity of John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, and their supertrio with Paco De Lucia. Romero's new record, Live at Trinity Church, incorporates all three elements with a special emphasis on composition and dynamic improvisation. Bassist Mario Rodriguez reveals himself to be a virtuoso player in his own right--an ideal counterpart to Hernan Romero's blistering lines on the guitar.

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