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Abel Mireles

Mexican-American saxophonist Abel Mireles is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the most promising saxophonists of his generation in the New Jersey and New York area. He has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as an arranger, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Mexican American Folkloric Music and Jazz. A graduate of the esteemed jazz programs of the University of Texas at El Paso (undergraduate) and William Paterson University where he received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Abel had the opportunity to study with jazz legendary pianists and Grammy award-winning directors of the program such as Bill Charlap, Cecil Bridgewater, James Weidman, and Armen Donelian



Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Heart Pain; What to Do; Xochipitzahuatl; Perspective; Beatrice; Ánimo; Listen; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Good Angry; Forgive.


Article: Album Review

Abel Mireles: Animo

Read "Animo" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

The life stories of musicians raised along the Southern border of the United States tend to be compelling. The Juárez-El Paso conurbation is home to 2.7 million people. It is famous, not to say notorious, for many of its lurid stories of drugs, cartels, mayhem and violence. It is a pity that more of them are ...


Message from Groove and GW

Label: Arabesque Jazz
Released: 2020
Track listing: Trouble Just Won’t Go Away; Blues Minor; Ain’t No Way; Dig You Like Crazy; What to Do; Between the Sheets; Message from Groove and GW; A Path to Understanding; Work Song; Von Gott.


Article: Album Review

The Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band: Message from Groove and GW

Read "Message from Groove and GW" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Liner notes notwithstanding, the alliance of a big band and organ is hardly unique—Jimmy Smith, Richard “Groove" Holmes and Joey DeFrancesco are organ maestros who have been there and done that; even the great Oscar Peterson once dipped his toes into that water. Having said that, organist Radam Schwartz and his power-laden New Jersey-based ensemble do ...


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