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Afro-Cuban All Stars: Absolutely Live II

Read "Absolutely Live II" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You can find many groups who call themselves “Afro-Cuban All Stars." But few have the pedigree of this ensemble led by vocalist Juan de Marcos, co-architect of the legendary Cuban roots Buena Vista Social Club sessions (1997, Nonesuch/Elektra) and dubbed by Downbeat as “the Quincy Jones of Cuban music." Marcos' first new music in six years ...

Alfredo Rodriguez: Tocororo

Read "Tocororo" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il terzo disco del pianista cubano scoperto da Charlie Haden conferma il sodalizio col produttore Quincy Jones e la permanenza nell'etichetta di Detroit. Dopo l'acclamato Sound of Space, legato alla tradizione musicale della sua isola e l'eccellente conferma in The Invasion Parade, intriso di riferimenti etnici e classici, Rodriguez amplia notevolmente la prospettiva.
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