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23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (first night)

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Photographs from the first night of the 23rd version of the Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Performances by Amigos de El Sosiego (The Music of Lee Morgan) with David Feldman: piano; Popo Romano: double bass; Pipi Piazzolla: drums; Nicolás Mora: guitar; Diego Urcola: trumpet with Alex Brown: violin; Jessé Sadoc: trumpet. The Al ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Fourth Night)

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On January 6, the fourth and final night of the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured pianist Aaron Diehl's trio including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Quincy Davis as well as the duo of vocalist Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Chico Pinheiro. Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera also presented The Music of Chick ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Second Night)

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For its second night of music on January 4, the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay welcomed saxophonist Gary Smulyan playing the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan with bassist David Wong, drummer Rodney Green and trumpeter Diego Urcola. Also onstage were the Aaron Diehl trio with Paul Sikivie and Quincy Davis as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paquito D’Rivera Quintet at the Regattabar

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Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
Regattabar
Cambridge, MA
October 19, 2018

For over four decades, Paquito D'Rivera has been an institution in the global music scene. Flitting between jazz, latin, and classical music since he was a boy studying at the Havana Conservatory of Music, he's logged thousands of miles, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Conversation with Abelita Mateus

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Abelita Mateus' rich cultural and musical background gives her playing a rare uncontrived soulfulness that is complete with artistic and emotional authenticity. This can be heard on her new album Mixed Feelings.

This album features Abelita Mateus on piano and vocals, Peter Slavov on bass, Diego Urcola on trumpet, Matt Marantz on tenor ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gian-Carla Tisera, Elio Villafranca: Nora la Bella

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La boliviana (ma californiana d'adozione) Gian-Carla Tisera, in combutta col pianista e arrangiatore cubano Elio Villafranca, tenta uno dei suoi improbabili patchwork (che qualcuno giudica persino audaci, mentre sono semplicemente kitsch-compiacenti) in questo suo nuovo lavoro, che trascorre con emblematica disinvoltura da Puccini agli Inti Illimani e coinvolge fra gli altri il trombettista argentino Diego Urcola, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gian-Carla Tisera: Nora La Bella

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Gian-Carla Tisera was raised in Bolivia and completed her Masters in Opera Performance at the University of Southern California. In 2004, she recorded Bolivian Baroque with Florilegium early music ensemble under the Dutch label Channel Classics and has toured with Florilegium throughout Europe, Bolivia, Turkey, Singapore and the United States. In 2012 Tisera produced and recorded ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Weiss: Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter

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A solid entry in the ongoing resurgence of focus on Wayne Shorter's music, David Weiss' Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter is immediately notable for the all-star cast that comprises the 12-piece ensemble and the fact that it was recorded live, enabling the group to interact freely and deliver a potent mix of precision and ...

Antonio Sanchez: New Life

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On the back of drummer Antonio Sanchez's New Life, there's a quote from guitarist Pat Metheny, who says, “This record feels like a leap forward for Antonio." He should know; Sanchez has been the guitarist's drummer of choice for literally every project requiring one since he recruited him for Pat Metheny Group and Speaking of Now ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival: Curacao, August 31-September 1, 2012

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Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
World Trade Center
Curacao
August 31-September 1

The Caribbean island of Curacao can claim, after three years, that its jazz festival is a success. It sells out tickets and brings people to the island, which depends so heavily on tourism. More music lovers should look into the festival, as much ...



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