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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Oh Vida! Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Esperanza Fernández at the 11th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Esperanza Fernández
Herbst Theater
Bay Area Flamenco Festival 2016
San Francisco, CA
March 9, 2016

They met for the first time in Spain. One a Cuban-born jazz pianist, the other a Flamenco singer. Both were internationally acclaimed performers. They came together as part of the documentary film ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Daniel Levin

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01. Joe Morris -Solos -Bimhuis (Relative Pitch -2015).
Musica incredibile. Ci sono così tante informazioni in ogni frase di Joe. La prima volta che ho ascoltato questo disco, sono ritornato sui primi tredici secondi di “Trunk" almeno una trentina di volte prima di passare al brano successivo. Incredibilmente denso e fluido allo stesso tempo.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dick Hyman: The Beat Goes On

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Composer, arranger, bandleader, pianist, soloist and accompanist Dick Hyman has already lived several jazz lifetimes, and as he contemplates his 86th birthday in March 2013, his career shows no sign of slowing down.

A New York City native, Hyman served as pianist with a Dixieland band and with Lester Young at the December 1949 opening ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Gold Medalists Abound at Big Band Olympics

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As this is being written, Betty and I are just back from a ten-day visit to California, the first six days of which would be of absolutely no interest to readers of this column. The last four, however, were spent at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel attending the L.A. Jazz Institute's “Big Band Olympics," which ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pedro Luis Ferrer Releases "Tangible" New Music March 29

Cuban Brass, Honey, and the Void: The Sensual, Spiritual World of Pedro Luis Ferrer on Tangible In the sheltered inner rooms of an old Havana house, an earthy philosopher plucks melodies and rhythms from the air and from Cuban music's rich soil. Working alone or with close friends and relatives, he turns dances from the sugar cane ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Cuban Cowboys' Racy Exile Rock

Spanglish Superheroes of Degeneracy: The Cuban Cowboys' Racy Exile Rock

“On stage, I'm The Cuban Cowboy, a superhero of exile and degeneracy!" exclaims singer and songwriter Jorge Navarro. Spitfire Spanglish blazing, Navarro sends the perfect American icon colliding with a whole family's worth of émigré tension, exile, tenderness and lust. “I turn on the accent, I ...