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Hugo Fattoruso: Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa

Read "Hugo Fattoruso Y Barrio Opa" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Once upon a time in Uruguay, teenage brothers Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso stepped out of their musical family trio to play guitar and bass for popular Latin American jazz (swing) and rock 'n' roll ensembles, venturing in and around the region and woodshedding, which gave them time and space to work candombe rhythms and bossa nova ...

Sonic Styles of the Seventies

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Hugo Fattoruso
Hugo Fattoruso Y Bario Opa
Far Out Recordings
2018

Once upon a time in Uruguay, teenage brothers Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso stepped out of their musical family trio to play guitar and bass for popular Latin American jazz (swing) and rock 'n' roll ensembles venturing in ...

Rodrigo Lima: Saga

Read "Saga" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki



“I fell in love with the jazz guitar--all kinds of jazz guitarists, from Jim Hall to Pat Metheny to Luis Bonfá, by listening to their records," explains Brazilian composer, arranger, bandleader and guitarist Rodrigo Lima. Saga luxuriously extends this jazz guitar love affair across the American and Brazilian continents--it was recorded in New ...

Checking in from Global Outposts

Read "Checking in from Global Outposts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Atlas Maior
Palindrome
Self Produced
2014

Open the package for Atlas Maior's debut CD and here's the first line you read: “Palindrome was completely improvised and recorded live with no overdubs." How you respond to these words will greatly shape how you respond to this music.

A ...

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Florencia Ruiz: Luz De La Noche

Read "Luz De La Noche" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Since her debut in 2000, Argentina-based guitarist/vocalist Florencia Ruiz has merited high acclaim in South America, Europe, and Japan as an artist of vision and panache. With a renascent spirit, she embraces a wide range of stimuli--folk, pop, jazz, classical, electronica, and visual arts in works with large ensembles. Her U.S. debut of Luz De La ...

Harris Simon: The Mastery of Passion

Read "The Mastery of Passion" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Discovering gold in reissues going 30 years back is always a pleasure. Such is the case with Harris Simon's The Mastery of Passion, featuring selections from CDs first released on Japan's Pony Canyon label--New York Connection (1978) and Swish (1980).

Simon was in his early twenties at the time of these dates, fast gaining recognition as ...

Hugo Fattoruso: Homework

Read "Homework" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Producer Neil Weiss founded the Big Music label in order to release some live performances of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius in various configurations. After the label was off the ground, he turned his attention to the south and released some noteworthy CDs by steel drummer Othello Molineaux, Brazilian Toninho Horta, and a nice collaboration between Romero ...