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Miguel Zenon: Yo soy la tradicion

Read "Yo soy la tradicion" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

I più creativi jazzisti di estrazione latino-americana sono da qualche anno impegnati nel ripensamento delle proprie radici musicali, facendole interagire con altri mondi espressivi. Oltre naturalmente al jazz, le risorse timbriche della musica eurocolta sono qui il trait d'union di un progetto ambizioso, rivolto a sottolineare l'evangelizzazione cristiana degli spagnoli in terra caraibica.

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Miguel Zenon: Yo Soy La Tradicion

Read "Yo Soy La Tradicion" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon has undertaken several projects over the years exploring the folk music traditions of Puerto Rico, but he takes that to a new level with this work featuring the string playing of Chicago's Spektral Quartet. The interplay of saxophone and strings here sometimes recalls the lush conversations of the classic Stan Getz / ...

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Miguel Zenon: Yo Soy La Tradicion

Read "Yo Soy La Tradicion" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As a rule, it is best to encounter a piece of music with an appreciation of its provenance. For jazz listeners, even though the act of listening is an exercise in discovery, roots are rarely an issue. That is, until an artist delivers something novel. Such is the case with Yo Soy La Tradicion by saxophonist ...

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Miguel Zenon: Yo Soy La Tradicion

Read "Yo Soy La Tradicion" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

With You Soy La Tradicion, alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon digs deep into his Puerto Rican roots with an exploration of his take on the “jazz with strings" genre. This is his eleventh CD release as a leader. He dabbled in the approach with Awake (Marsalis Music, 2008), adding a string quartet to his jazz quartet on ...