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Macuco Quintet: Friendly Signs

Read "Friendly Signs" reviewed by Don Phipps

The Macuco Quartet's joyful and exuberant Friendly Signs suggests a Brazilian seaside or urban landscape where daylight tropical breezes and palm trees sway over a harbor and waves lap gently along a shore lively with music and dancing. Joel Springer, the composer of all but one of the album's 11 tunes, keeps things on ...

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Guillermo Nojechowicz's El Eco: Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933

Read "Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In 1933, Europeans were only beginning to understand the horrors that the Nazi regime would bring to the continent. But already at that early stage, Jewish communities reacted with alarm to Hitler's rise to power--and many consequently made the decision to emigrate. One of the most common destinations in the Western Hemisphere was Argentina, which had ...

NEWS: RECORDING

BlueMusicGroup.com Gives Away Entire Albums As Free MP3 Downloads

BlueMusicGroup.com Gives Away Entire Albums As Free MP3 Downloads

In the era of Spotify and Pandora streaming subscriptions, jazz and classical downloads have become an ever-less popular form of listening to music. While Compact Disc sales have surged somewhat, streaming is in 2015 the predominant way to consume music. BlueMusicGroup.com—The Small Label With Big Music—has taken bold measures to make their MP3 download items more ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Florencia Gonzalez: Between Loves

Read "Between Loves" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On her second album as a leader, the sumptuous and intimate Between Loves, Montevideo born and New York based saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez elegantly merges a refreshingly innovative spontaneity and a mesmerizing Latin romanticism. The result is a thematically cohesive and multi-textured release that crackles with boppish energy as it draws on motifs from her native culture.

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Florencia Gonzalez: Between Loves

Read "Between Loves" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Uruguay-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez wrote the material that appears on this album during her first years in the United States. That time period found her focusing on narrowing geographical and artistic divides, creating music that exists between worlds. Gonzalez's debut album--Woman Dreaming Of Escape (Self Produced, 2012)--found her working out her ...

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Matthias Bublath: Oceans

Read "Oceans" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Matthias Bublath works at the crossroads where consistency and diversity meet; the consistency comes with his sound, vision and personnel choices while the diversity connects to the type(s) of music he presents. For Oceans, the German-born, New York-based pianist reconvened the same quintet that birthed his prior album, the highly enjoyable Harvest ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Provinciano By Argentinian Bassist Fernando Huergo Rereleased

Provinciano By Argentinian Bassist Fernando Huergo Rereleased

Argentinian bassist and composer Fernando Huergo rereleases his successful album, Provinciano, on Blue Music Group, now featuring a new mix and master, made for iTunes. Featuring thirteen compositions, most of them from Huergo's creative pen, the album has been praised by the media - All About Jazz says “Huergo triumphantly morphs the best of several musical ...

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Fernando Huergo: Suite en celeste y bianco

Read "Suite en celeste y bianco" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un omaggio all'Argentina, questa Suite en cenelste y blanco, composto da una lunga opera senza soluzione di continuità, suddivisa in scene individuate da riferimenti letterari. Ne è autore il compositore e bassista Fernando Huergo, da anni residente a Boston, che per l'occasione ha riunito un quintetto di amici, con due dei quali - Girotto e Garay ...

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Matthias Bublath: Harvest On The Moon

Read "Harvest On The Moon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Musicians and farmers may have far different day-to-day routines, but they have at least one thing in common: when their work reaches full maturation, it must be harvested for public consumption. Those digesting the end result of their hard work may not think twice about how it ends up in their hands, but they know the ...

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Mozik: Mozik

Read "Mozik" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Co-led by Berklee graduates keyboardist Gilson Schachnik and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli (best-known for his work with pianist Hiromi Uehara), Mozik's self-titled debut CD features the sort of fusion-tinged Brazilian jazz made popular a couple of decades ago by artists such as Airto Moreira, Azymuth, and Egberto Gismonti. Playing a program comprised largely of classic Antonio Carlos ...


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