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Pete Rodriguez: El Conde Negro

Read "El Conde Negro" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Le splendide doti di Pete Rodriguez evidenziate due anni fa nel debutto Caminando con Papi le ritroviamo in questo nuovo lavoro, registrato ancora in quintetto, dove ritroviamo il pianista Luis Perdomo e il percussionista Robert Quintero ma si aggiungono Rudy Royston alla batteria e Ricky Rodriguez al contrabbasso, rendendo jazzisticamente avvincente la dimensione ritmica. Il risultato ...

Pete Rodriguez: El Conde Negro

Read "El Conde Negro" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pete Rodriguez isn't a purist. He knows his salsa, as one would expect of the offspring of famed salsa vocal icon Pete “El Conde" Rodriguez, and he knows his jazz. But this trumpeter-vocalist sees no need to draw strong separation between the two. In creating El Conde Negro, Rodriguez mines Nuyorican musical veins and jazz lodes, ...

Pete Rodriguez: Caminando con papi

Read "Caminando con papi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una questione antica e irrisolta della psicologia riguarda il peso che l'ambiente o la dimensione biologia hanno nel determinare ciò che siamo. Nella storia della disciplina si è dato preminenza all'uno o all'altro fattore, con posizioni talvolta radicali con innatisti e comportamentisti in aperto conflitto. Se poi andiamo nel campo artistico il discorso si complica ancor ...

Take Five With Billy Carrion Jr.

Read "Take Five With Billy Carrion Jr." reviewed by Billy Carrion Jr

Meet Billy Carrion Jr:
I've been around music since I was in my mother's womb. My dad-- singer, Billy Carrion Sr. --would play sounds of Batacumbele through headphones over my mom's belly. My first saxophone experience came at nine. After being taught to read and write, I started my musical journey. At 16, I was ...

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Various Artists: Long Live Boogaloo: Rare Latin Boogaloos from Spanish Harlem 1963-'72

Read "Long Live Boogaloo: Rare Latin Boogaloos from Spanish Harlem 1963-'72" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Long Live Boogaloo captures rare and sometimes underground Latin boogaloo, traditional Cuban music shot up like steroids with James Brown and other hard-driving R&B sounds, which emerged from Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, compiled by producer Bobby Marin for Secret Stash.

Even if this Boogaloo can sometimes sounds anachronistic, it still sounds vibrant and alive. ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Britain to Boogaloo

Read "From Britain to Boogaloo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki



Chris Barber

Memories of My Trip

Proper American Records

2011

You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Rodriguez: El Alquimista (The Alchemist)

Read "El Alquimista (The Alchemist)" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

"Jive State Suite" sure is an attention getter. The introduction to the first track of Pete Rodriguez's El Alquimista (The Alchemist) makes clear this is an album with a difference.

Rodriguez, a trumpeter, vocalist and composer, has performed with a virtual who's who of Latin music, as well as other styles. Among his ...

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Pete Rodriguez: El Alquimista - The Alchemist

Read "El Alquimista - The Alchemist" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Puerto Rican trumpet wonder Pete Rodriguez blends his style of Latin music with a modern jazz sound, forging an impressive musical statement on El Alquimista - The Alchemist, his third album as leader. Serving as a sideman on many other recordings, performing with some of the best Latin jazz artists in the business including Eddie Palmieri, ...