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Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie

Read "Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, pianist Dorothy Donegan, vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Blossom Dearie, among others, with new concept recordings from Nancy Kelly (a tribute to Mark Murphy) , Christina Morrison (duets with five other women vocalists) and Ellynne Rey (a ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Luis Muñoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Luis Muñoz gathers strength with each of his recordings as he goes past the post of the previous one, making new ideas and developments his haunt. Luz, as the title would suggest, injects new light into his music.

Muñoz conceives and marvelous executes his game plan. Driving the rhythm and the beat from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luis Muñoz: Luz

Read "Luz" reviewed by James Nadal

Akin to wind and rain, music can no longer be confined or characterized by geography; it knows no borders and wanders free. In the case of Latin America, music has gone full circle in that jazz musicians initially sought inspiration and ideas from the United States, but are now realizing that their own regional cultures can ...

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Arturo Stable: Cuban Crosshatching

Read "Cuban Crosshatching" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Seemingly under no duress to prove himself, exceptional percussionist Arturo Stable exudes confidence in any number of situations, whether playing with the great Paquito D'Rivera, adding rhythmic Cuban flavors to the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra or leading his own band in its memorable 2007 debut, Notes On Canvas (Origen Records). A conceptualist who incorporates ethnic music with ...

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Magos Herrera: Mexico Azul

Read "Mexico Azul" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The sultry contralto cracks through the silence and a relatively new voce is discovered streaking across the skies of North America. This is the dark, sensuous voice of Magos Herrera, an outstanding young vocalist from Mexico. The constraints of singing in that register appear not to hold Herrera back for she often lets her voice soar ...

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Magos Herrera: México Azul

Read "México Azul" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non c'è dubbio: il biglietto da visita è la sua immagine. In ogni disco finora pubblicato (si contano dal 1997 sette album) Magos Herrera è sempre in primo piano. Ma è uno specchietto per le allodole che spiazza o intrappola la superficialità. Qui non si tratta solo del fascino né di una bellezza fine a se stessa. Magos, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mexican Jazz Singer Magos Herrera Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, September 14

Mexican Jazz Singer Magos Herrera Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, September 14

Magos Herrera is performing at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online. Dinner and show is also available for $62. For more details call 617-562-4111. Born in Mexico City, Herrera combines a modern interpretation on jazz ...