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Alfredo Chacon

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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

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Good Vibes

Read "Good Vibes" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Vibraphone players have never been as plentiful in jazz as trumpeters or saxophonists but there have been several notable ones over the years, going from Red Norvo and Milt Jackson in the past to Joel Ross and Patricia Brennan today. Here are a pair of recent albums that feature other active vibes players. Roberto ...

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Roberto Magris: MatchPoint

Read "MatchPoint" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Registrato prima della pandemia e pubblicato lo scorso dicembre, il nuovo album del pianista triestino nasce in uno dei suoi soggiorni statunitensi. Com'è noto Roberto Magris pubblica dal 2007 con l'etichetta di Kansas City JMood Records e, come già successo col disco Live in Miami comprendente Brian Lynch, uno dei suoi “approdi" è la metropoli della ...

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Match Point

Label: JMOOD* Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Yours Is The Light

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MatchPoint

Label: JMOOD* Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Yours Is the Light; Search for Peace; The Insider; Samba for Jade; The Magic Blues; Reflections; Caban Bamboo Highlife; MatchPoint.

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Yours Is The Light

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Label: JMOOD* Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 10:37

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ancestros

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


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