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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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chano Dominguez: Over the Rainbow

Read "Over the Rainbow" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jazz music is an interpretive art form, it is in fact, the quintessential American art form. This is an undeniable attribute to the genre, which over the past century has impacted musical culture internationally, sharing it's compositional and improvisational commonalities and absorbing the unique musical identities of neighboring musical movements.

Certainly this is the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival
Barcelona
October 31-November 6, 2014

The 46th Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival proved once again that jazz is a crucial contemporary art form--one that encourages us to think; one that engages with many, many cultures around the world; one that can create surprise; one that can ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jarasum International Jazz Festival, 3-5 October, Bigger And Better Than Ever!

Jarasum International Jazz Festival, 3-5 October,  Bigger And Better Than Ever!

The Jarasum International Jazz Festival returns for its eleventh edition between 3 - 5 October. Last year’s 10th anniversary bash attracted over 230,000 Korean jazz fans and an even greater number is expected this year. As ever, a veritable feast of international jazz will be served up on the festival’s numerous stages. Korean jazz in all its ...

Magos Herrera: Rebirth in New York

Read "Magos Herrera: Rebirth in New York" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

New York City became the new jazz mecca during the 1920s, when many top jazz musicians from jny: Chicago and the rest of the U.S. migrated to the Big Apple. Jazz musicians from around the globe moved there every decade, knowing New York has some of the top jazz venues in the world, a dozen jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival
Various Venues
Barcelona
October 29-November 3, 2013

A short quote, repeated to me more than once over the course of a few days in Barcelona, proved to be at the heart and soul of the 45th Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival. It goes something like this--"On the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Santos: Keeper of the Culture

Read "John Santos: Keeper of the Culture" reviewed by Steve Bryant

In a career spanning almost 40 years, percussionist John Santos has gained world-wide renown and acclaim as one of the great composers and bandleaders in the Afro-Cuban jazz idiom. The four-time Grammy nominee is one of the foremost proponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of its traditional musical forms ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Jorge Luis Pacheco: Where In The World Is Pacheco?

Read "Jorge Luis Pacheco: Where In The World Is Pacheco?" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

From a country hot in climate and culture, Jorge Luis Pacheco has emerged. The young, passionate Cuban pianist plays with versatility, agility and dynamism; though a mere 25 years old, he has already been invited by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to guest with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Havana.

Pacheco has also shared the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind

Read "Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It takes courage and self-belief to up sticks and try your luck in another country. There is, after all, no guarantee that things will work out, and some hard times are almost assured. The language barrier can leave you feeling utterly isolated, and until you gain fluency it is not possible to be truly yourself. It's ...