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Take Five with Debora Galan

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About Debora Galan
Through performances of the popular Silk band and numerous guest appearances, the voice of R & B/smooth jazz vocalist Debora Galan is becoming widely known. More fans have come on board with the release of her album, All About Love, which shows the depth of her Latin roots. Says the San Diego Troubadour: ...

Meet Don Shire

Read "Meet Don Shire" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Don Shire's club-hopping habit started in Pittsburgh, but his introduction to the capital of jazz was a 1971 Freddie Hubbard gig at New York jazz institution, the Village Vanguard. And he's still going strong 45 years later. One concert particularly stands out. “When it was over, the people just looked at each other. The feeling was, ...

Alfonso Calvo Septet: Sea Ahead

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From the burgeoning and prolific Spanish jazz scene comes another quality production on the progressive Free Code label, based out of Galicia. Continuing this musical momentum is local bassist Alfonso Calvo, who formed a septet to showcase his compositional and leadership skills on Sea Ahead. Calvo was motivated from his recent association with Marcos Pin's “Broken ...

Michael Olivera Group: Ashé

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While the rest of the world might not have noticed, there has been a continuous cultural exchange between Cuba and Spain for some time now. Due in fact to the historical connection, and that language is no problem, many Cuban musicians have found a haven in Spain to expand upon their talents in the burgeoning jazz ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio Announces 2016 Spring Tour

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio Announces 2016 Spring Tour

"A rising star of the Spanish guitar form."—Boston Globe Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio will launch a tour of 17 U.S. cities that includes the East and West Coasts and points in between such as Austin, Minneapolis, Madison, and Chicago. The group creates a unique world music experience, fusing traditional Spanish flamenco with elements of jazz, pop, ...

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Scobar Presents Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Jazz Orchestra Featuring Nicole Henry

Scobar Presents Bill Warfield And The Hell's Kitchen Jazz Orchestra Featuring Nicole Henry

ScoBar Entertainment presents Bill Warfield and Nicole Henry, at the Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. These two talented artist join forces to present an exciting evening of jazz/funk arrangements, written by Bill, exclusively for this special union of music. Come and groove to the soul stirring sounds of Warfield and Henry! Bill Warfield, since his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Luis Merino: Blacky

Read "Blacky" reviewed by Roger Farbey

A strident piano chord progression introduces the moderately-paced majestic opener “New Day" with a lithely executed melody from the guitar of Luis Merino, leader of a quartet hailing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Proceedings hot-up with the brisk toe-tapper “El Estandar" clearly demonstrating that the guitarist is no slouch when it come to playing ...

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

Telmo Fernandez and Marcos Pin: Take A Second

Read "Take A Second" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

As the name suggests, Take A Second is number two in guitarist Marcos Pin's Duology series. Pin's long-term plan is to record a series of ten albums in duet with a range of musicians. As plans go, it's not the most complicated ever hatched, but the two albums that have so far seen daylight suggest that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ensemble Super Moderne: Ensemble Super Moderne

Read "Ensemble Super Moderne" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Portugal has become a state-of-the-art hotbed for creative jazz musicians and improvisers, duly represented by driving forces such as the Clean Feed record label. And Ensemble Super Moderne is another exciting Portuguese unit that skirts the outside realm by surging into ultra-progressive modern jazz persuasions. Hence, this self-titled album, housed in an oversized 45RPM sized CD ...