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Gabriel Espinosa: Songs Of Bacharach And Manzanero

Read "Songs Of Bacharach And Manzanero" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

American pop sophisticate Burt Bacharach and Mexican bolero icon Armando Manzanero may not seem like a good fit for a binary tribute album, but that combination actually works. Why, you ask? The answer is fairly simple: When you boil down the music that each of those men created, you're left with indelible melodies, beautiful and colorful ...

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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Cuba: The Conversation Continues

Read "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

“I believe that there is no country in the world including any and all the countries under colonial domination, where economic colonization, humiliation and exploitation were worse than in Cuba...in part owing to my country's policies..." --President John F. Kennedy, October 1963

Revolution and musical genres share the characteristic of having an embryonic state. ...

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Jack Cooper: Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

Read "Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), one of the first American composers of classical music to earn an international reputation, derived his inspiration from themes he had heard while growing up in Connecticut: hymns, traditional folk songs, marching bands (his father led one), patriotic songs, parlor ballads, Saturday night dances, and especially the melodies of the great Stephen ...

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Arturo O'Farrill and the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra: Final Night at Birdland

Read "Final Night at Birdland" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On June 26, 2011, Arturo O'Farrill and the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra ended a fifteen-year run at New York City's Birdland, and--to our good fortune--had the foresight to record that very special event for everyone to hear and appreciate. The orchestra's scion, the great Chico O'Farrill, was still living when the ensemble made its ...

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Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl Mcintyre Releases New CD, Brass Carnival & Tribute! Via Live Premiere Concert

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl Mcintyre Releases New CD, Brass Carnival & Tribute! Via Live Premiere Concert

Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl McIntyre will celebrate his anticipated first offering, Brass Carnival & Tribute!, on March 9th at Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music. Award winning Jazz Trombonist/Arranger Earl McIntyre is known for his rich tones, incredible brass arrangements and diverse repertoire making him a “go to" for performances and arrangements ranging from classical to jazz. His new ...

Hendrik Meurkens / Gabriel Espinosa: Celebrando

Read "Celebrando" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens and bass virtuoso Gabriel Espinosa collaborate for a tribute of Brazilian jazz on Celebrando, which means “celebrating" in both Portuguese and Spanish. It's an appropriate title for this album, as it celebrates the distinctiveness of the genre and the influence it has had on musicians, audiences and the development of world music. ...

Hendrik Meurkens / Gabriel Espinosa: Celebrando

Read "Celebrando" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Defining the Zoho imprint as a “World Music" label is a bit of a misnomer, but label head Joachim “Jochen" Becker does seem to have a global outlook when it comes to artist signings. Afro-Cuban music, British blues, Argentine sounds, R&B, Asian-jazz hybrids, Brazilian jazz, and vocal projects have all found a home at Zoho. Some ...

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Arturo O'Farrill: 40 Acres And A Burro

Read "40 Acres And A Burro" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Arturo O'Farrill, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra of New York's Lincoln Center was created to perform compositions from Latin music masters including the pianist's father Chico O'Farrill, as well as Machito, Tito Puente, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others. The group separated from Lincoln Center on 2007, becoming part of the new ...

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The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farill Quartet Live at the Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center on April 16th, 2010.

The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farill Quartet Live at the Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center on April 16th, 2010.

Jazz at Calhoun with The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farill Quartet Friday - April 16, 2010
7:00 PM

Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center
433 W End Ave. New York, NY 10024 @ 81st St. The 2009-10 Calhoun Performing Arts Series presents Jazz at Calhoun with The Jim Seeley/ Arturo O'Farill Quartet Tickets: $5/students & senior citizens; $10/adults JIM SEELEY (trumpet/flugelhorn, composer/arranger) ...

Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet: The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet

Read "The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet" reviewed by William Grim

This is a pleasant but unchallenging album by a quintet co-led by two mainstays of the Lincoln Center's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra: pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill (son of the great composer/arranger Chico O'Farrill) and trumpeter Jim Seeley.

The music is, as one would expect, mostly Latin-based or straight-ahead. But given the pedigrees and previous ...