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Alfredo Chacon

Alfredo Chacon is a Cuban American composer, vibraphone player, and percussionist. His music is fresh, happy, positive and full of energy. The melodies play a very important role as much in his compositions as in his solos. Chacon is emerging as one of the most prominent voices of the vibraphone in Latin and Cuban Jazz. He combines a high technical level in his instrument with a great musical,, and harmonic knowledge. His new album ¨Caliente Corner¨ is a wonderful sounding album featuring many Cuban rhythms like Son, Cha cha cha, Mambo, Bolero, Tango congo, Pilon, Danzon y Changui, masterly merged with the harmonies and approach of jazz

Bossing in the Rain

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Incompatibilidade de Genios; Apodaca Moving; Bossing in the Rain; Cash Only; Another Word for Joy; Who Told You; JC Bossa; Como le Pongo; Jungle Island; The Bright Side of Sadness; Joao's Groove.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alfredo Chacon: Bossing in the Rain

Read "Bossing in the Rain" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Multi-instrumentalist and Latin-jazz star Alfredo Chacon presents a Brazilian-tinged package of light bossa nova and Afro-Cuban rhythms on the sensational Bossing in the Rain, adding to his ever-growing list of music as a leader and sideman. A major voice in the Latin jazz genre, and fixture in the Miami jazz scene, Chacon honed his skills on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aldo Salvent: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Edward Blanco

One of the rising young talents in the jazz world in 2020 is Cuban-born, Miami-based tenor saxophonist Aldo Salvent, who issues his second solo album entitled Ancestros, melding elements of the jazz sound with rhythms of the world, as he pays tribute to the multi-cultural background from which he hails in a musical shout out to ...

Ancestros

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Frost and Grips; Limón; Cimarrón; Habana; Ancestros; Conga; La Giganta; Camina Con Tumbao; Tatuí; Canto Necio.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aldo Salvent: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Don Phipps

With its varied rhythms, much of Latin music possesses an erotic dance-like quality with romance never far behind. And on his album Ancestros, composer and saxophonist Aldo Salvent certainly gives credence to these generalities. The album is chock-full of music that glides through a variety of beats and patterns like a dolphin skating atop the ocean ...

Caliente Corner

Label: Cezanne Producciones
Released: 2018
Track listing: Hurry Up (Featuring Bryan Lynch on trumpet); Hazme Caso; 48 Horas; Out for a Walk; Caliente Corner (Featuring Bryan Lynch on trumpet); Larela's Song; Ni Pilon, Ni Changui; Mamblues se fue a la Guerra; Go with the Flow (Carmencita no Llores); Cha Con Cha, Dance On; Comparsa Lullaby

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Arthur Barron, David Liebman, Abel Pabon: The Miami Jazz Project

Read "Arthur Barron, David Liebman, Abel Pabon: The Miami Jazz Project" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Always on the lookout for outstanding players to join him, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist, flautist, and composer David Liebman finds in the The Miami Jazz Project a simpatico group of musicians to echo and recapitulate his interest in the post- Coltrane concatenation of fusion and world music where his career first took off in the 1970s. ...

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Vibraphonist/percussionist Alfredo Chacon's new album is a "Magic Place" of Latin jazz, fusion, and soul

The Magic Place of vibraphonist/percussionist Alfredo Chacon is an enticing one, brimming with exotic colors and island scenery. Those who feel that jazz music can provide an escape from the daily pressures of life can find relief by soaking in Chacon's irresistibly upbeat Latin grooves. But Magic Place isn't just focused on Brazilian jazz; rather, Chacon ...


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