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Falling in Love with Jazz

Read "Falling in Love with Jazz" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt

This week we dive into the music that got me hooked on jazz, from crossover hits like Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Dave Brubeck's “Take Five" to maybe lesser-known, but equally fabulous, tracks by Marc Ribot, Dave Holland, and more.

If you don't usually listen to jazz, this episode could be a good place ...

Warm Climates, Cool Sounds: Southern Hemispheric Survey

Read "Warm Climates, Cool Sounds: Southern Hemispheric Survey" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Afro-Cuban All Stars
Absolutely Live II
DM Ahora! Productions
2017

You can find many groups who call themselves “Afro-Cuban All Stars." But few have the pedigree of this ensemble led by vocalist Juan de Marcos, co-architect of the legendary Cuban roots Buena Vista Social Club sessions (1997, Nonesuch/Elektra) ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

RE-ISSUE FEATURES EXTENDED AND UNRELEASED TRACKS ON DOUBLE 180gm VINYL AND CD “The greatest piano soloist I have ever heard in my life. He’s like a Cuban cross between Thelonious Monk and Felix the Cat.” —Ry Cooder “Gonzalez was known for his suave virtuosity and playful charisma.” —NPR Music Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez, the classic debut album by the famed Cuban ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Intervista a Baba Sissoko

Read "Intervista a Baba Sissoko" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

Libertà, amore, tradizione.
Sono i valori portanti della musica e dell'esistenza di Baba Sissoko, tra i maggiori polistrumentisti griot viventi, per una carriera ormai ventennale costellata da innumerevoli progetti e prestigiose collaborazioni.
All'insegna di un unico, grande messaggio di pace universale.

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Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer & Ruben Gonzalez: Buena Vista Social Club

Read "Buena Vista Social Club" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

One of the criteria for testing whether an album is a classic or not is to see its endurance and lasting appeal long after it was made rather than its immediate impact. When it comes to the Buena Vista Social Club album it not only made its impact soon after it was released, surpassing record sales ...

Dan Lehner's Memory Field: Spoken Migration

Read "Spoken Migration" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Spoken Migration--the debut EP from trombonist Dan Lehner's Memory Field--is as auspicious as they come. It's true that comments like that are typically reserved for the end of music reviews, but it's hard not to gush from the get-go with this one; Lehner, after all, doesn't waste any time in delivering the musical goods with this ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Garifuna Collective To Release "Ayó" (Stonetree / Cumbancha)

It has been six years since Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective released Wátina, an album that received unanimous acclaim and elevated the international profile of the music and culture of Central America’s Afro-Amerindian Garifuna community. On the cusp of tremendous fame, Palacio passed away suddenly at the age of 47 not long after Wátina was ...

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"Latin Noir": Melancholic Rarities From the Latin Music World

Latin Noir invites the listener to an emotional discovery of melancholic rarities from the modern and traditional world of Latin Music. Latin Noir presents the fifth edition of the exclusively packaged Série Noir by Piranha Musik in reference to an established genre for film and literature, darkly illuminating life's brooding, melancholy landscapes. This compilation features a selection of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind

Read "Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It takes courage and self-belief to up sticks and try your luck in another country. There is, after all, no guarantee that things will work out, and some hard times are almost assured. The language barrier can leave you feeling utterly isolated, and until you gain fluency it is not possible to be truly yourself. It's ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Profile: Violinist Marissa Licata - From Alicia Keys To Recording A New Album With Her Father

Q: When would you say triggered your passion for music? How old were you at the time? A: My passion for music probably started before I began playing at three. There was always music in the house because of my father. The age that I recognized a serious passion was probably around age six. I had already ...