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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Peru Maravillloso

Read "Peru Maravillloso" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical and Cumbia demonstrates what's best about the digital media revolution: It resurrects 15 singles released by homegrown Peruvian labels across the 1960s and '70s, two of the most vibrant musical decades in the history of Peru (and just about everywhere else). Compiled by label managers Duncan Ballantyne, Andres Tapia and Martin ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Vámanos – Let’s Go!

Read "Vámanos – Let’s Go!" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

As jazz continues to indelibly leave imprints on music all over the globe, this column explores everything from classic 1960s and '70 singles from Peru to contemporary updates of traditional blues from Turkey and Greece. Vámanos--let's go!

Ҫiğdem Aslan
Mortissa
Asphalt Tango
2013

Ҫiğdem Aslan was born in the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Whaling Ciy Sound Releases "Lineage" by Dave Liebman and Michael Stephans

Whaling Ciy Sound Releases "Lineage" by Dave Liebman and Michael Stephans

Since he began to seriously pursue a career as a jazz artist back in the 1960s, Dave Liebman has been on a transformative journey towards becoming a true original in the genre. After assuming sideman slots with the likes of Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, and Chick Corea, to name but a few, he has certainly earned ...

Various Artists: The Roots of Chicha Volume 2: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru

Read "The Roots of Chicha Volume 2: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The modern tradition of cumbia music in Peru goes back to the 1960s. But in the 1970s, cumbia began to be known as “chicha," the name for an alcoholic drink of which the Incas were famously fond, and cumbia and chicha both somehow became associated with the poor and downtrodden living in Peruvian slums--ghetto music.

Mama Africa

Read "Mama Africa" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

If you wanted to travel to--oh, let's just say--Tanzania and then from Tanzania to India, then to Puerto Rico, to England, then Spain, to Peru, then to South Africa, to personally experience their musical varieties both garden and exotic, you could do it by cashing in, with rounding, about 28,690 frequent flier miles.

Or ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010

Read "Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010" reviewed by John Kelman

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 1-3, 2010
As difficult as it can sometimes be to appreciate how far jazz has evolved since making its first infant steps in the United States at the beginning of the 20th Century, it's equally remarkable to consider the scene in Europe. Beginning as a relative ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Russell Malone: Triple Play

Read "Triple Play" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Russell Malone has found a durable and receptive home at MAXJAZZ, resulting in three fine recordings: Playground (2004); Live at Jazz Standard, Volume 1 (2006); and Live at Jazz Standard, Volume 2 (2006). He sports an elegant, unpretentious method and a shimmering, round and slightly velvety tone that compliments his considerable abilities. Triple Play is ...