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Malo: Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Bros. Singles

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"Malo was pretty much a jam," reflects Malo bandleader Jorge Santana (younger brother to Carlos Santana) in the notes to Latin Bugaloo. “Just a lot of natural energy. But it had to be structured into an arrangement."

Latin Bugaloo compiles the A-and B-sides of six Malo singles released during the band's 1970s golden age, ...

Sonic Styles of the Seventies

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Hugo Fattoruso
Hugo Fattoruso Y Bario Opa
Far Out Recordings
2018

Once upon a time in Uruguay, teenage brothers Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso stepped out of their musical family trio to play guitar and bass for popular Latin American jazz (swing) and rock 'n' roll ensembles venturing in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

WAR with Malo At Stern Grove

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WAR with Malo
Stern Grove
Stern Grove Summer Festival 2017
San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2017

WAR, led by Lonnie Jordan rolled into Stern Grove to an enthusiastically packed house, and fired up the faithful with all cylinders working smoothly on a relatively cool Sunday afternoon. The gold and platinum ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rick Braun Dances To The Top Of The Billboard Chart

Rick Braun Dances To The Top Of The Billboard Chart

The jazz-funk trumpeter’s “Can You Feel It” album hits the streets as the rapidly rising “Get Up And Dance” is ready to sashay off with the No. 1 singles crown. Sherman Oaks, CA: Back with his first contemporary jazz foray in five years, trumpeter Rick Braun appears to be wasting no time in his quest to add more ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rick Braun Feels Like Getting Up And Dancing

Rick Braun Feels Like Getting Up And Dancing

Chart-topping trumpeter returns July 8 with “Can You Feel It,” his first contemporary jazz album in five years; “Get Up and Dance” starts the party at radio Sherman Oaks, CA: It’s been five years since trumpeter-flugelhorn player Rick Braun released an album full of the funky R&B contemporary jazz grooves that made him one of the genre’s ...

Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information / Wings of Love

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Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis might not have been born holding a guitar but he probably picked his first one up soon thereafter. He did grow up playing guitar in bands led by his dad Johnny Otis, who introduced such artists as Charles Brown and Esther Phillips to R&B and soul audiences. He debuted in ...

Fusion Groovin’

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Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...

Los Lobos: Kiko - 20th Anniversary Edition

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Los Lobos

Kiko: 20th Anniversary Edition

Shout! Factory

2012

Looking over the punk-era rise of Los Angeles roots rock, reveals an embarrassment of musical riches. The prototypical outfit was The Blasters, a literate working class rockabilly-tinged barband whose songs (written by Dave Alvin) were knowing, compassionate stories of real American life, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tower Of Power With Special Guests War: Westbury, NY, April 18, 2012

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Tower of Power with Special Guests War
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, New York
April 18, 2012
The Funk and Soul were flowing freely as Tower of Power and War both performed virtuoso sets at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY on this slightly chilly and overcast April evening.
At precisely ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Kansas City's Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Line Up Announced

The 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival Artist and Entertainment Schedule has been confirmed for Saturday, October 8th and is as follows:
(All talent subject to change) SPRINT BLUE ROOM STAGE 12:00PM-12:45PM
Elderstatesmen of Jazz

1:30PM-2:15PM KC
Sound Collective

3:30PM-4:30PM
Wild Women of Kansas City

4:30PM-5:15PM
Mary Bridgett ...