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Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Cool is the album that Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce Moreno simply refused to make for decades. “For over 20 years I've been requested to make an album with North American jazz standards. Nothing against it, but I always said no," she explains. “I had the strange feeling that such an album would look weird in my discography, ...

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Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Since the late '60s, Brazilian guitarist and singer Joyce Moreno has been one of the most iconic members of the MPB movement, pushing the envelope way past the traditional bossa novas of Jobim. In the early '80s, albums such as Feminina and brought Joyce an international following that she continues to enjoy to this day. Her ...

Khan Jamal: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Always interesting and quite different from one to the next, vibraphonist Khan Jamal's recordings have charted a unique course through the world of improvisational music, from trio recordings with bass and drums or guitar and drums to sessions with great horn players (eg. Grachan Moncur III, Byard Lancaster, Charles Tyler, et. al.) to the somewhat psychedelic ...

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Jay Leonhart: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This CD isn't “cool" in the sense of inscrutable players wearing dark shades and attitude. It's more like the “cool" applied to something delightful, like this trio's deft and friendly handling of the material. The jazz on Cool is absolutely solid but never dense--it's playful and flowing, full of imagination and wit.



The trio ...

Santiago Cer: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

If you are looking for a solid-in-your-face-dance-till-you-drop Salsa recording, this one is for everyone who ever felt sorry for those under the tired category of “Artist Deserving Wider Recognition.



The back up vocals, as well as the horn lines, phrase themselves in contemporary Salsa styles, adding themselves to Cerón's authoritative voice and improvisations. Pepper ...