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Albare: Albare Plays Jobim

Read "Albare Plays Jobim" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Guitarist and composer Albare, who discovered the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1972, now pays tribute to the “father of the bossa nova" on an incredibly gorgeous session of light music with strings, the outstanding Albare Plays Jobim. Paying homage to the greatest exponent of Brazilian music is not easy and using the guitar, which Tom Jobim was often drawn to, makes comparisons an issue. Albare may be the better player--even though these days he only plays by ear, ...

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Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions

Read "Jazz Flute Traditions" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Born in Puerto Rico in 1957, Néstor Torres began learning the flute at the age of 12. Moving with his family to New York when he was 18, he studied jazz and classical music at the Mannes College of Music in New York and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Following in the wake of over fifteen albums, including the Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Nouveau Latino, released in 2008, Jazz Flute Traditions is an homage to early pioneers ...

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Urbanity: Urban Soul

Read "Urban Soul" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Urbanity, an Australian duo comprising keyboardist Phil Turcio and guitarist Albare (Albert Dadon) started collaborating 27 years ago and Urban Soul follows hot on the heels of Turcio's Signals and Albare's Dreamtime. It's a fairly undemanding set but undemanding doesn't automatically equate to unattractive. Indeed the album clearly demonstrates what can be produced by just two musicians to create a full and effective band sound. George Benson has been producing fine albums of this ilk since his transfer to Warner, ...

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Albare: Only Human

Read "Only Human" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Australian guitarist Albare (Albert Dadon) celebrates ethnic diversity and cultural threads common to all people with the effervescent Only Human. Together with pianist Phil Turcio they have penned a set of ten catchy, impressionistic tunes that the band interprets with tastefully understated performances. The breezy music coalesces around a few clean and elementary motifs without an intricate structure as each track evokes a specific mellow mood. The lilting and languid “Hotel Royal" for instance conjures up images of ...


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