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A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band, as the band known for reinventing the music of Frank Zappa turns its attention to a riveting program of Monk, Coltrane, Ellington, and hard-swinging originals, confirming Ed Palermo’s place in jazz’s top ranks of contemporary big band arrangers. In a ...

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Santana with The Doobie Brothers at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Read "Santana with The Doobie Brothers at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Santana with the Doobie Brothers The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater The Supernatural Tour Wantagh, NY August 25, 2019 Carlos Santana is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend. The Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter formed his eponymously named band in San Francisco in 1966. Over the years, the band has ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor

Read "Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Chick Corea is a musical icon, having amassed a career that runs through most styles of jazz and has veered off into classical experiments as a well. Freedom of expression is always being at the core. His amazing musical journey—over five decades as a solo artist—has had him rubbing elbows with some of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story Reimagined

Read "West Side Story Reimagined" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il musical West Side Story è stato un enorme successo di Broadway. Dal 1957 ha conosciuto centinaia di repliche nei teatri di tutto il mondo, una trasposizione cinematografica che vinse 10 oscar e numerose versioni discografiche: dalla operistica diretta dallo stesso Bernstein con José Carreras a quelle rock (Yes, Nice, Pet Shop Boys) di suoi noti ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Phil Woods, Tito Puente and More

Read "Phil Woods, Tito Puente and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with a cat straight outta Cuba. Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez does his magic on the drums with his Italuba Big Band followed by the great Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente. We then hear a mix of Django Reinhardt, Melissa Aldana and Longineu Parsons. We profile the great Montreal cat Jacques Kuba Séguin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jared Pauley: On Capitol Street

Read "On Capitol Street" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hailing from Charleston, West Virginia, but now resident in NYC, Jared Pauley's first musical experiments were with the guitar but he abandoned this in favor of piano as a teenager. His influences include Herbie Hancock, George Duke and Chick Corea and his first purchased albums were Miles Davis' Milestones (Columbia, 1958), Herbie Hancock's Headhunters (Columbia, 1973) ...

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Tito Puente's Cha-Cha-Cha

Tito Puente's Cha-Cha-Cha

Yesterday, the temperature hit the mid-90s in New York. As the mercury climbed, thoughts turned to Tito Puente, the Les Brown of Latin dance music. In the 1950s, Puente was one of the so called “Big Three" mambo dance kings—Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez. While Machito veered toward Latin jazz and Rodriguez, a vocalist, was a ...

The Cry of Jay Rodriguez

Read "The Cry of Jay Rodriguez" reviewed by Michael Blake

On an unseasonably warm February evening I set out from Brooklyn to catch the multi-instrumentalist Jay Rodriguez's band at Le Poisson Rouge. While walking from the West 4th Street subway station to the venue on Bleecker Street I recalled taking this exact route over 30 years ago to play a jam session in the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

Arturo O'Farrill, Chucho Valdes: Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico

Read "Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dizzy Gillespie ricordava con amarezza il modo con cui la critica jazz aveva trattato la sua collaborazione col conguero Chano Pozo, giudicandola un'eccentricità marginale. Il trombettista la giudicava invece il momento culminante della sua carriera. Quell'atteggiamento verso il cosiddetto Latin Jazz è ancora diffuso e il multiforme terreno d'incontro tra jazz e musiche dei caraibi è ...


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