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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ithamara Koorax: All Around the World

Read "All Around the World" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

All Around the World represents several milestones for firebrand Brazilian vocalist Ithamara Koorax: It marks her twentieth release as a leader, celebrates the 25th year of her career, and, just like her first official release (Ithamara Koorax Live in Rio [1993, JVC]), All Around the World comes digitally straight from the soundboard, with no overdubs or ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America

Read "From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Aguankó
Invisible
Aguankó Music
2015

In 2012, conguero and composer Alberto Nacif, a Mexican native transplanted in Michigan, brought together some of the area's most skilled Afro-Cuban and Latin musicians to form Aguankó. Their small ensemble with a large Latin jazz sound herewith follows up their self-produced 2013 debut Elemental ...

Azymuth: Light as a Feather

Read "Light as a Feather" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Le omonimie nel mondo della musica, al di là del puro fattore nominale, sono curiose per gli accostamenti che provocano. Al di là dell'aver suonato entrambi con Miles Davis, non si può ad esempio dire che i due Bill Evans [il pianista e il sassofonista] abbiano molto in comune. Tantomeno i due George Lewis, il clarinettista e il trombonista, agli ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ithamara Koorax: Celestial Elegance

Read "Ithamara Koorax: Celestial Elegance" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Singer thamara Koorax recorded her 15th solo CD, Got to Be Real (Irma, 2012), “live in the studio" in Rio de Janeiro, the place of her birth, with her touring band--bassist Jorge Pescara, drummer Haroldo Jobim (a cousin of Antonio Carlos Jobim) and keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, founding member of Brazil's famous fusion export Azymuth, on ...

The Sons of Brasil: While You Were Out

Read "While You Were Out" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Who would imagine that a group of American musicians from Kansas City, Missouri, could have such a passion for “musica bem Brasileira" that they have stayed together for 18 years, developed a strong following and managed to release one of the finest albums of Brazilian jazz to date? The Sons of Brasil is such a group, ...