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Album Review

SM Quinteto: Stories, Tales and Songs

Read "Stories, Tales and Songs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Bassist Sammy Morales may call Puerto Rico his home, but he embraces the entire Latin Diaspora in his music. Born in the Bronx but relocating to San Juan, Morales creates compelling modern jazz built on a pan-Latin platform, ably erasing the boundary lines between Puerto Rico, Argentina, Spain, Brazil and Cuba on this, his longtime-coming debut. Morales maintains an active playing career in Puerto Rico, but his work in education has kept him out of the spotlight. ...

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Album Review

SM Quinteto: Stories, Tales and Songs

Read "Stories, Tales and Songs" reviewed by James Nadal


There is a positive musical movement coming out of Puerto Rico, with musicians putting a homegrown spin on their formal training, combined with progressive and modern jazz. At the forefront is perennial bassist Sammy Morales who, with his SM Quinteto, has composed and produced a sophisticated compilation of original material on “Stories, Tales, and Songs" , graciously defying categorization yet maintaining sincere creativity.Morales and his group performed these songs in live settings for some time prior to the ...


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