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Liberation Music Collective: Siglo XXI

Read "Siglo XXI" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Siglo XXI ("21st Century" in Spanish) is big-band jazz with a conscience, cerebral music capably performed by the Indiana-based Liberation Music Collective, a successor to Charlie Haden / Carla Bley's similarly high-minded Liberation Music Orchestra from the '70s and beyond. Interspersed among the nine musical selections are brief interviews with alto saxophonist Matthew Setzler, baritone Durand ...

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Ritmos Unidos: Ritmos Unidos

Read "Ritmos Unidos" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il percussionista Michael Spiro ha coinvolto gli alunni della Jacobs School of Music -dipartimento dell'Indiana University-e guida questa formazione spaziando tra le differenti diramazioni della musica latina. Vediamo quindi coesistere in un'unico percorso musicale le varie forme del latin jazz e i folklori delle isole dei caraibi (Cuba, Porto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago) con suggestioni che vengono ...