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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Latin Jazz All Stars at Dazzle

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Latin Jazz All Stars
Dazzle
Denver, CO
January 10, 2019

The All Stars came to town Thursday night and lived up to their name. The Latin Jazz All Stars is an amalgam that periodically organizes and tours with a fluctuating cast of players. A similar conglomeration came through the Denver ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luis Munoz: Voz

Read "Voz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's selfless, and then there's really selfless. This vocal-centric album of original compositions written and arranged by drummer Luis Muñoz falls into the latter category. Instead of using this as a platform to promote his own playing, which wouldn't necessarily be frowned upon considering the fact that it's his album, Muñoz's contributions on the performance end--drums, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luis Munoz: Voz

Read "Voz" reviewed by James Nadal

There is no need to hurry if one has arrived at the space in time where inspiration and music dissolve into a boundless cascade of emotion. Multi-talented Luis Muñoz, has channeled his production skills into a sublime direction on Voz, collaborating with a trio of premier vocalists, augmented by an attuned supporting cast. Though Muñoz contributes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fabrizio Sotti: Right Now

Read "Right Now" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Jazz guitarist, songwriter, and pop producer Fabrizio Sotti has been involved with the music industry at all levels throughout his career, offering his varied talents in all genres of music. The 2013 release Right Now is the culmination of his years of experience, diverse musical interests, and accumulation of talented collaborators.

Not a typical ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Alexis Cuadrado: A Bassist in New York

Read "Alexis Cuadrado: A Bassist in New York" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Bassist, bandleader, and innovative composer Alexis Cuadrado has made a name for himself over the last decade with a series of ambitious albums that push the envelope of jazz composition. His latest work A Lorca Soundscape (Sunnyside, 2013) may very well represent the most challenging piece yet to emerge from his restive mind. As thought provoking ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist/Composer Alexis Cuadrado Presents "A Lorca Soundscape" At The Jazz Gallery, This Friday & Saturday Night!

Bassist/Composer Alexis Cuadrado Presents "A Lorca Soundscape" At The Jazz Gallery, This Friday & Saturday Night!

CD RELEASE CONCERTS
THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 & 21
Located at 1160 Broadway, NYC Alexis Cuadrado - bass, percussion, background vocals, compositions, Claudia Acuña - voice, Yosvany Terry - alto saxophone, Dan Tepfer - piano, Henry Cole - drums To be released on September 24, 2013 on Sunnyside Records, A Lorca Soundscape is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alexis Cuadrado: A Lorca Soundscape

Read "A Lorca Soundscape" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When times are tough, injustice is in the air, and something needs to be said, jazz always finds a way to do the talking. In times past, it was Billie Holiday singing “Strange Fruit" at Cafe Society, drummer Max Roach and vocalist Abbey Lincoln pouring their hearts out on We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fabrizio Sotti: Right Now

Read "Right Now" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Right Now consolidates the many different threads that Italian songwriter, guitarist and producer Fabrizio Sotti has explored in his career and weaves them all into a singular, beautiful tapestry. Serving as arranger and producer, he divides Right Now into an even mix of jazzy, reflective originals and soft jazz reflections of songs by Bob Marley, U2 ...

Fusion Groovin’

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Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2012

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A ton of fine music came out in 2012, like most years, making these year-end lists very difficult. A lot we don't get to hear, so that limits some. For example, I've not yet heard the 2012 disks of drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Christian Scott or guitarist John McLaughlin and the Fourth Dimension. Having seen each ...