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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Miguel Zenon: Celebrating the Music of La Isla

Read "Miguel Zenon: Celebrating the  Music of La Isla" reviewed by Steve Bryant

For the last decade, saxophonist Miguel Zenón has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative and creative musicians in the modern jazz idiom. The Puerto Rican-born altoist accomplished this feat by reaching back to the musical and cultural traditions of his island. On groundbreaking recordings such as Jibaro (Marsalis Music, 2005) and Esta Plena (Marsalis ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Viento De Agua: Fruta Madura

Read "Fruta Madura" reviewed by James Nadal

Viento De Agua, with the release of Fruta Madura, creates a novel approach to the Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba and plena. Blending vocals, stringed instrumentation, horns and woodwinds with a solid percussive foundation presents a veritable tropical feast.

Bomba and plena, though often mentioned together, are clearly distinctive in the type, size and shape of ...