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Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma: La Clave Del Gumbo

Read "La Clave Del Gumbo" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many performances come and go without fanfare for the musician(s), but a rare few are transformative, reshaping the artist's perspective and direction. California-based trombonist Jamie Dubberly had one such experience when his Latin jazz group shared a bill with a New Orleans-style brass band. Dubberly decided to bring both ensembles together to close the show, putting together an arrangement of his own “Soul Provider" that married the sounds of Cuba and NOLA. The concept for this album was born right ...

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Jamie Dubberly And Orquesta Dharma: Road Warrior

Read "Road Warrior" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When trombonist Jamie Dubberly moved from New York to northern California in 2003, he immediately became ensconced in the burgeoning Bay Area Latin jazz scene. While he sharpened his performance skills by playing in bands like Avance and Louie Romero's Mazacote, these groups also inspired him to put pen to paper and explore the lexicon of Latin jazz in a more personalized manner. Three-and-a-half years in the making, Road Warrior is the result. While this release marks ...


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