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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls

Read "Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Cuban-born pianist, Omar Sosa is a passionate man. Music, religion, family, his relationship to the planet—all these are inseparable to an artist whose musical world is steeped in the Afro-Cuban heritage that he draws upon so personally and individually in his work. Spinning culinary metaphors to describe the processes of music-making, he sings the praises of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kyle Eastwood: In Transit

Read "In Transit" reviewed by Kris Perdew

Now that he is into his late 40's and has released nine albums in his 19 years as leader, no lingering doubt can remain that bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood has stepped out of the formidable shadow of his father. The latest evidence is presented here in the form of Eastwood's latest release, In Transit.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ

Read "Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Omar Sosa Residency
SFJAZZ
Spring Season
San Francisco, CA
April 21-23, 2017

“You don't really listen to an Omar Sosa concert so much as experience it. The Cuban-born pianist's overall demeanor exudes a sense of calm and deep reflection, while a spiritual connection to music and his ancestors comes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces

Read "Time Pieces" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Double bassist, composer and producer Kyle Eastwood unveils a timeless treasure with his seventh album as leader on the sensational Time Pieces, capturing the mood and aura of the 50s and 60s jazz scene blending two standards from the era with rich new compositions incorporating the sensitivities and flavor of that time period. It has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano: ilé

Read "ilé" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"The word ilé, from the Lucumí tradition of Cuba, means home, earth." That single sentence, which gets the ball rolling for Omar Sosa's self-penned liner notes, says all that needs to be said about this return-to-roots project. Or does it?

Ilé finds Sosa looking back to Camagüey, Cuba. He populates this album with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kyle Eastwood returns with new album "Timepieces" and UK Tour

Kyle Eastwood returns with new album "Timepieces" and UK Tour

The son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, star bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood unveils details of his new album, Timepieces, released 21st April, and extensive UK tour including four nights at legendary jny: London jazz club Ronnie Scott's Timepieces is Kyle Eastwood’s musical self-portrait. Centred around the bassist’s passion for the lyrical hard bop jazz of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phil Robson: The Immeasurable Code

Read "The Immeasurable Code" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The chance to handpick a quintet of top-flight jazz musicians and then tailor-make an album's worth of tunes with their own particular styles and talents in mind doesn't come along every day. Guitarist and writer Phil Robson grabbed the chance on The Immeasurable Code, an album based on musical interpretations of communication methods. The result is ...

NEWS: EVENT

Richard Bona Performing in The Dominican Republic

Richard Bona Performing in The Dominican Republic

For the first time in the Dominican Republic, Richard Bona, for one concert only! By Fernando Rodriguez Richard Bona, the well-known bassist and vocalist from Cameroon will perform a single concert on his first visit to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday October 12, 2011, at 8:00 PM at the Teatro La Fiesta of the Jaragua Hotel. Latin Jazz Kafé DD, presided ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nelson Riveros: Camino Al Barrio

Read "Camino Al Barrio" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Sometimes referred to as “the jazz capital of the world," New York has always served as the inspiration for the works of many actors, writers and musicians as it does once again for the Nelson Riveros debut Camino Al Barrio. Born in the Big Apple of Colombian parents, guitarist and composer Riveros drew inspiration for the ...