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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roger Beaujolais: Sunset

Read "Sunset" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vibraphonist Roger Beaujolais' name may not be familiar to listeners on the American side of the pond, but he's been a pretty steady presence on the British scene for decades, making a splash with The Chevalier Brothers, hitting the studios with artists as far apart as rocker-turned-folkie Robert Plant and Cuban icon Omara Portuondo, and leading ...

Alexis Baro: Guilty Pleasure

Read "Guilty Pleasure" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Trombettista cubano emigrata in Canada nel 2001, Alexis Baro s'è fatto apprezzare in vari contesti: dalle musiche latine al jazz, fino al rhythm & blues, al funk e alla pop music.
Dal 2005 al 2007 è stato nominato miglior trombettista dal canadese National Jazz Award e nella sua recente carriera ha collaborato con Paquito ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads an All-Star Quintet on Imagine That, with Rhythmically Infectious Originals, a Radiohead Cover and Guest Vocal on “Baby Aya" by World Music Star Angélique Kidjo The album—to be released in the U.S. by Anzic Records on April 15, 2016—finds Freedman in league with a group of kindred spirits: guitarist Lionel Loueke, keyboardist Jason ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Roberto Fonseca: The worthy heir of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Read "Roberto Fonseca: The worthy heir of Afro-Cuban Jazz" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Success didn't knock on his door by random luck. Roberto Fonseca has worked hard to earn his reputation as one of the most renowned and skillful Cuban jazz pianists of his generation.

The 38 year-old musician started playing drums when he was four years old and played at the International Jazz Festival of Havana ...

Roger Beaujolais Quartet: Mind The Gap

Read "Mind The Gap" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The quintet has usually been the format of choice for British vibraphone ace Roger Beaujolais, but he changes it up on Mind The Gap; this is the eighteenth album from the veteran mallet man, but the first to really focus on a foursome.

Beaujolais, a self taught vibraphonist who started a bit late--in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club

Read "43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Michel Camilo 'Mano a Mano' con Charles Flores y Giovanni Hidalgo
43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana
16 de noviembre de 2011

Algo debe de tener el Caribe para que de las tierras que bañan sus aguas emerjan cada tanto músicos volcánicos, mercuriales, de potencial arrollador y sensibilidad ...

Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes: Omara & Chucho

Read "Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes: Omara & Chucho" reviewed by Chris May

Omara Portuondo and Chucho Valdés

Omara & Chucho

World Village

2011

After 50 years of carrying a torch for Bueno Vista Social Club singer Omara Portuondo, pianist Chucho Valdés has finally succeeded in getting her into bed. The rear sleeve photo on Omara & Chucho shows the pair side by ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2010: The Year in Jazz

Read "2010: The  Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The jazz scene in 2010 was marked by a bit of cultural thaw between the U.S. and Cuba, royal honors for Marian McPartland that led honors galore for living jazz musicians, and significant acknowledgments for late jazz greats across North America. Efforts continued to expand jazz into new realms--or to hold on during the aftershocks of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Roberto Fonseca: A Life in the Spirit

Read "Roberto Fonseca: A Life in the Spirit" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Recognition for the considerable talent of Cuban pianist, Roberto Fonseca has spread far and wide, and if there was another dimension to enter, it would be the one that qualifies an artist to greatness. However, Fonseca fights shy of any attention that distracts from his music. A deeply spiritual person, who just happens to express himself ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Legendary Cuban Singer and Latin Grammy Nominee Omara Portuondo Receives Visa to Promote Concerts in USA

Legendary Cuban Singer and Latin Grammy Nominee Omara Portuondo Receives Visa to Promote Concerts in USA

Cultural Breakthrough Achieved Six Year Restriction On Musical Performances Lifted San Francisco Jazz Festival October 20 and UCLA October 23 Omara Portuondo, the world renowned vocalist who began her career in the music scene of her native Cuba in the 1940s, has been granted a travel visa to perform in the United States for two very special ...