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Album Review

Gaea Schell: In Your Own Sweet Way

Read "In Your Own Sweet Way" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Gaea Schell's In Your Own Sweet Way is a captivating journey through the realm of jazz that delivers a fresh perspective on a variety of compositional forms, including Latin-tinged originals to innovative interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook. Although Schell originally grew up in Alberta, Canada and received her formal education in the piano-jazz studies program from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, she presently resides in San Francisco. She is joined on the project by some top Northern ...

Album Review

Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Canción Tagalog

Read "Chris Trinidad y Canción Tagalog" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The quiet beauty of Chris Trinidad y Cancion Tagalog illustrates the subtleties between volume, power and intensity. The musician credits on its inner jacket list instruments with quite curious names, including three types of bata drums (okonkolo, itotele and iya) plus bombo and guagua among the percussion instruments, and with bandurria and octavina among the stringed and strummed ones. But the strangely quiet, beautiful music these instruments render sounds so much more meaningful than the strange ...

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Pacific Mambo Orchestra: The III Side

Read "The III Side" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pacific Mambo Orchestra—PMO, for short—has a lot to celebrate. With the calendar turning to 2020, this Grammy-winning Latin big band celebrated its 10th anniversary and the early January release of this potent third album. Inviting special guests, strings and part-time personnel to the party, PMO uses this opportunity to craft a spicy stew seasoned with Mambo, Timba, Bolero, bop, classical associations and a whole lot more. With an excess of heat and rhythmic vivacity in its soul, ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

In Your Own Sweet Way

Saphu Records


Recuerdos de mi Madre

OpenArt Productions


The III Side

Pacific Mambo Records


Chris Trinidad y...

Iridium Records


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