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NEWS: RECORDING

New CD By Grupo Los Santos "Clave Heart" Released On OA2 Records

With the open and spontaneous aesthetic of New York City's jazz scene combined with inspiration drawn from traditional folkloric music of the Americas, Grupo Los Santos continues to explore their unique collective sound on their third release, Clave Heart. Here, the quartet of saxophonist Paul Carlon, guitarist Peter Smith, bassist David Ambrosio, and drummer William “Beaver" Bausch, adds batá drums, ...

Grupo Los Santos: Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea

Read "Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

A spirited group of Latin jazz players called Grupos Los Santos offers its brand of music on Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea, which translates to What We Are What Will Be . The title of the group could also be loosely translated to mean that they are not playing a singular type of music but ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Grupo Los Santos: Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea

Read "Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Grupo Los Santos is a New York-based group that successfully looks at Latin and Brazilian jazz from an American point of view. The result is a mixed sonic bag that allows influences from funk and East Coast jazz into the music without compromising the general sound and feel.

At their CD release concert at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Breaking In: Grupo Los Santos at Jazz Standard, NYC

Read "Breaking In: Grupo Los Santos at Jazz Standard, NYC" reviewed by David Miller

Grupo Los Santos
Jazz Standard
New York, New York
January 7, 2008

Jazz musicians are, in general these days, academics. Formal jazz education is more popular than ever. Some would argue that this training has “mainstreamed" the music as most jazzers are learning the same things in school. Perhaps such detractors need to focus ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Grupo Los Santos: Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea

Read "Lo Que Somos Lo Que Sea" reviewed by David Miller

Grupo Los Santos is a unique band. Its music is Latin through and through, and yet the musicians come from varying backgrounds. Guitarist Pete Smith has played with Norah Jones, Donald Byrd and Andrew Hill; bassist Dave Ambrosio has recorded with Uzbek and Kyrgyz folk musicians; saxophonist Paul Carlon leads his own band, playing everything from ...


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