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Greg Diamond: Avenida Graham

Read "Avenida Graham" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brooklyn-based jazz guitarist Greg Diamond issues his most culturally diverse musical mosaic on Avenida Graham reflecting a blend of jazz and the Latin sound that has been an influential part of his life. Being half Eastern European Jewish and half Colombian, Diamond long ago learned to appreciate the Latin sounds listening to the music of Hector ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Sanabria Spreads The Latin Jazz Gospel

Read "Bobby  Sanabria Spreads The  Latin Jazz Gospel" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Drummer, percussionist, composer, educator, Bobby Sanabria has gained renown and respect from fans and musicians alike as one of the foremost proponents of what is labeled Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sanabria performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Project THEM: Project THEM

Read "Project THEM: Project THEM" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman has been knocking around for a while, and though he's a seasoned professional who's won several Downbeat polls it seems that he's one of those artists that's perpetually seen as a newcomer. It's telling that his Downbeat wins were in the “Rising Star" category, though he's been active on the New York jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life Eclipse, a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Adam Cruz: Making Some Room

Read "Adam Cruz: Making Some Room" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Playing drums with some of the finest musicians around, touring the globe with them, and teaching music can be a lot on the plate of a person fortunate enough--and talented enough--to find themselves in that situation. In fact, that's a solid career.

But for Adam Cruz--a much sought-after drummer on the New York City scene ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Joaquin "Joe" Claussell Taking "Africa Caribe" on the Road

Joaquin "Joe" Claussell Taking "Africa Caribe" on the Road

Joaquin “Joe" Claussell does not need much of an introduction amongst the dance music aficionados. Be it as a DJ, a remix producer, a record label head (Sacred Rhythm, Spiritual Life), or even a record store manager/owner (Dance Tracks), he's been deeply involved in New York's and the international dance scene since way before it was ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Hammock House": "Africa Caribe" Produced & Mixed by Joaquin "Joe" Clausell

"Hammock House": "Africa Caribe" Produced & Mixed by Joaquin "Joe" Clausell

Fania Records announced the release of a deluxe 2-disc set entitled Hammock House 'Africa Caribe' produced and mixed by the legendary Joaquin “Joe" Claussell. The project is a perfect marriage between old and new, a fresh take on classic sounds from the Fania archives. Late last year, Fania Records hand delivered the original multi-tracks (recording tapes) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Willie Colon: The Player: A Man and his Music

Read "The Player: A Man and his Music" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

This two-disc overview of the work of the trombonist, vocalist, and composer Willie Colón presents a musically convincing case that Colón was to the history of Latin music what Don Drummond was to Jamaican ska and J.J. Johnson was to jazz. If the preceding suggests a holy trinity, note that all three had a fervor frequently ...