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Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival

Read "Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival" reviewed by Mark Holston

Buenos Aires Jazz.15 International Festival Buenos Aires, Argentina November 10-15, 2015 Imagine opening the pages of a major daily newspaper, turning to the Op-Ed section and seeing, prominently placed amidst the usual commentaries on politics and international crises, a tome to the recently deceased jazz singer and composer Mark Murphy. Sound like an impossible dream? Not, it turns out, in Argentina, where an elevated appreciation for the arts and the contributions of artists to society have ...

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Adrian Iaies Trio: A Child's Smile

Read "A Child's Smile" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

On A Child's Smile, Adrian Iaies sheds the Argentinean persona that occasionally shrouds his music. Here the pianist has become a complete, swaggering, swinging entity, and one who melds his mentors--Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland and principally Bill Evans--into an entirely new entity. The result is a brooding artist who looks deep within his wandering soul. His personality is complex and wonderful. He is a musician and a colorist who plays with the multiple shades of light ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Adrian Iaies Trio: Las Tardecitas de Minton's

Read "Las Tardecitas de Minton's" reviewed by David Rickert

About 35 years ago America was invaded by the bossa nova craze, and suddenly every jazz musician recorded at least one bossa nova album to capitalize on its popularity. Some were exceptional and some were awful; perhaps the best part was that guitarists and conga players suddenly had plenty of gigs. Although the bossa nova fetish has come and gone, Latin music continues to rear its head in jazz from time to time as performers continue to experiment with mixing ...


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