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Content by tag "Willie Bobo"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Funkallisto: Saturday Night Dogs

Read "Saturday Night Dogs" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Italian funk band, Funkallisto, comes from Rome's Trastevere neighborhood, a fascinating maze of medieval streets along the Tiber. I originally got turned onto these Roman funkateers because of their smoking cover version of Willie Bobo's Latin funk classic, “Broasted Or Fried." Influenced by the great funk bands of the 1970s, Funkallisto keeps to those roots as ...

Caroline Davis

Read "Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

After honing her skills on the jny: Chicago scene, Caroline Davis has rapidly established herself as an in-demand musician and educator in jny: New York, where she moved in 2013, and internationally. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz's best releases. The leader or co-leader of several interesting projects, ranging ...

Chick Corea: The Musician

Read "Chick Corea: The Musician" reviewed by John Kelman

As people age, it's not uncommon to commemorate birthday milestones--specifically, those marking the passing of decades--with special celebrations, ranging from parties to vacations. In most cases, however, these festivities are private events, restricted to family and friends.

Not Chick Corea.

When this renowned pianist/keyboardist, composer, bandleader and guest participant in countless projects ...

Chick Corea

Read "Chick Corea" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Pianist Chick Corea is one of the major pioneers of fusion, with his influence since the 1960s also extending to post-bop, Latin, free-form and avant-garde jazz. He is a rarity in his proficiency and distinctiveness on both piano and synthesizers, and is one of the first players to fully exploit the potential of electronic instruments.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Poncho Sanchez: Heating up Lincoln

Poncho Sanchez: Heating up Lincoln

By Gabriel Medina Arenas Nebraska's coldest month is usually January and in 2015 that didn't seem to be an exception. That is, until Poncho Sanchez's hot salsa and Latin jazz melted the ice, bringing “gozadera" and joy to The Midwest.

This is not just a metaphor, since the weather did get warmer on Thursday, January ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bobby Sanabria Spreads The Latin Jazz Gospel

Read "Bobby  Sanabria Spreads The  Latin Jazz Gospel" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Drummer, percussionist, composer, educator, Bobby Sanabria has gained renown and respect from fans and musicians alike as one of the foremost proponents of what is labeled Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sanabria performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chick Corea At Town Hall

Read "Chick Corea At Town Hall" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Chick Corea
Town Hall
New York, NY
April 10, 2014

With the coronation of rock's royalty taking place a mere six miles across town in Brooklyn at “The House That Jay Z Built" (The Barclays Center), one of jazz' princes took the stage at Manhattan's Town Hall. Chick Corea's solo piano ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Cal Tjader: The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz

Read "Cal Tjader: The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz" reviewed by S. Duncan Reid

The following is an excerpt from the “Reaching for the Skye" chapter of Cal Tjader: The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz by S. Duncan Reid (McFarland, 2013).

Tjader had reached the East Coast by November and on November 17, he arrived at Van Gelder Studio for a session ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Poncho Sanchez: Mambo King

Read "Poncho Sanchez: Mambo King" reviewed by Steve Bryant

For over 30 years, conguero/bandleader Poncho Sanchez has been the premier proponent of West Coast Latin Jazz. Growing up in Norwalk, California, Sanchez was exposed to and influenced by two very different styles of music: Afro-Cuban music and bebop, as well as R&B. Originally a guitarist, Sanchez taught himself the flute, drums, and timbales before finally ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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. ...