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Sofia Koutsovitis: Ojala

Read "Ojala" reviewed by Simon Calle

On her debut recording Ojalá, Argentinean singer Sofia Koutsovitis fuses several Latin American rhythms with a post-bop aesthetic to create a fresh and innovative sound. Koutsovitis belongs to a new generation of Latin musicians who in the last fifteen years or so, have created diverse blends of jazz styles with several South American musicians-- enriching their language as they integrate different musical traditions. Despite the long relationship between jazz and Latin music (some scholars trace the “Latin ...


Album Review

Sofia Koutsovitis: Ojala

Read "Ojala" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofia Koutsovitis now resides in New York City, but she brings her entire Argentinian, Brazilian and Peruvian musical background to this recording. She mixes and elegantly fuses these influences with a jazz aesthetic on Ojala, a unique, very attractive and extremely seductive recording. Many of the rhythms are undeniably South American and most of the tunes are sung in either Spanish or Portuguese, but they always carry the feel of jazz beneath ...


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