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Candido: Fountain of Youth

Read "Candido: Fountain of Youth" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By Bobby Sanabria At the youthful age of 87, NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero has indeed led a full life with no signs of slowing down. While still maintaining a busy schedule of performing and traveling, “The Man of a Thousand Fingers" is still wowing audiences the world over as a shining example of youthful vigor, excellence and originality. In fact, there isn't a conga player today that doesn't play something that Candido didn't do first. His innovations ...


Album Review

C: Inolvidable

Read "Inolvidable" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

In 1997, when Steve Turré released his self-titled production for Verve, Graciela Pérez interpreted José Antonio Méndez's bolero “Ayer lo vi llorar. At the time, I wondered why Graciela's yumminess wasn't featured more often as it was obvious there was plenty of feeling and interpretive capacity left in her vocal chords in spite of her advanced age. Seven years later, even at 88 years of age, she's still very sabrosa or swingly tasty, as evidenced in Chesky Records' standard laden ...


Album Review

Candido: Thousand Finger Man

Read "Thousand Finger Man" reviewed by Jim Santella

The late 1960s and early 1970s introduced changes to jazz as well as to all of music. Pop organ and whacka-whacka electric guitar sounds invaded the studio when Candido recorded these sessions in September 1969. This reissue with Dr. Billy Taylor’s original liner notes only measures 38 minutes in length, but its value lies in the quality; not its running time. So play it twice. Highly recommended, Thousand Finger Man is a pop album with spirit, musical accuracy and excellent ...


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This & That: June 2023
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