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Manhattan Vibes: Blue November

Read "Blue November" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Manhattan Vibes is a spot-on double entendre, referencing the vibraphone focal point that is Christos Rafalides and the hustle and bustle of the world's busiest city, which manifests itself in the group's music. Rafalides, who hails from Kozani, Greece and adopted New York as his new home, waited more than a decade to make a follow-up to the band's self titled debut, but it was worth the wait. The personnel line-up on Blue November is completely different ...

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Christos Rafalides: Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes

Read "Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Latin Vibe...

Khaeon Records continues its Latin vibe with the release of percussionist Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes. Previous label releases in the Latin vein include John Benitez's (bassist on the present recording) Descarga in New York (KWM 200101), and Carlos Barbosa-Lima's Mambo No. 5 (KWM 200201, both fine recordings, the latter making my “best of:" list for 2001. Manhattan Vibes demonstrates the characteristics of Latin-influenced jazz where the spacing and accent on musical notes takes precedence over the notes ...


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