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Album Review

David Lopato: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Short Stories, pianist and composer David Lopato's seventh album, is for the most part modern in the best sense of the word. Lopato's musical influences are wide, ranging from jazz, blues and rock to avant-garde and free improvisation while embracing themes from Africa, Latin America and Asia--most notably Indonesia where he spent a year on a Fulbright scholarship learning to play the Javanese gamelan. Even when fusing these diverse bonds into a single vision, however, Lopato seldom strays from the ...

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Album Review

Bobby Sanabria: Vox Humana

Read "Vox Humana" reviewed by Cary Tenenbaum


The opening track on Vox Humana could easily have been the encore of this live performance recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, part of Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City. It is a rousing version of the Duke Ellington crowd pleaser “Caravan" and a boisterous Latin tinged big band version it is, with Matthew Gonzalez's barril de bomba and requinto pandereta, bandleader and drummer Sanabria and others on congas, bongos and bells prominently leading the percussionists and portending ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Chet Baker, John Pizzarelli & Bobby Sanabria

Read "Chet Baker, John Pizzarelli & Bobby Sanabria" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off the 799th Episode of Neon Jazz with energy and style from percussionist & bandleader Bobby Sanabria with new music off his 2023 album with his MULTIVERSE Big Band. From there, we hear new music from Dave Bass, Chet Baker, John PIzzarelli and Wayne Escoffery. We also get cuts from rising modern jazz cats including Avi Granite, Nick Green and Dan Waldman. All of this comes to a close with Tom Harrell. Dig the jazz, my friends.

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Interview

Bobby Sanabria: Giving Credit Where It's Due

Read "Bobby Sanabria: Giving Credit Where It's Due" reviewed by Jose Manuel de Jesus


Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and bandleader Bobby Sanabria is a major advocate for Latin jazz education and justice for those musicians who play under its banner. He is also a major force for musical education and economic development in the South Bronx, is a lecturer at Jazz at Lincoln Center and hosts the Latin Jazz Cruise radio program on WBGO 88.3FM in Newark, NJ. All About Jazz: You grew up in the Bronx, right? ...

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Album Review

Mary LaRose: Out Here

Read "Out Here" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Vocalist Mary LaRose has long been putting vocals, with and without words, to the works of modern jazz composers such as Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden and Eric Dolphy. This CD is her first full-length exploration of Dolphy, probing the free-wheeling elusiveness of his work with a group which includes several of the instruments he used in his recordings, cello, vibraphone, and bass clarinet. LaRose approaches Dolphy's music by putting lyrics to some tunes, singing wordlessly on ...

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Album Review

Mary LaRose: Out Here

Read "Out Here" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Vocalist Mary LaRose has explored the instrumental music of jazz artists in the past, penning lyrics to the music of Thelonious Monk,Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Charles Mingus. Also included in her previous releases is the music of Eric Dolphy, who has always been a spirit guide for LaRose. With Out Here, she dedicates an entire album to Dolphy's compositions, plus a couple pieces tied to his legacy. This session reminds you of the great Carmen McRae's Carmen ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein: Policastro, Sanabria, Nash, Moran, Bloom

Read "The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein:  Policastro, Sanabria, Nash, Moran, Bloom" reviewed by Russell Perry


In 2018, Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 years old, generating renewed interest in his work. His compositions, especially those from West Side Story continue to inspire many fine jazz performances with their beautiful melodies, compelling rhythms, and unique harmony. 100th birthday tributes by Bobby Sanabria & the Multiverse Big Band and, on the other end of the spectrum, Joe Policastro and Ted Nash in trio settings plus more jazz responses to the Maestro -in this hour of Jazz at ...


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