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The career of the GRAMMY Award winner Bassist Charles Flores began in Cuba, with the Cuban jazz vocalist/composer Bobby Carcasses. While playing with Carcasses, he was recruited by pianist Emiliano Salvador, one of the key figures in the history of Cuban jazz. For the next three years, he performed throughout Europe and Latin America with Salvador and his quartet. Charles continued his musical career with the Latin-fusion group “Afro-Cuba” during 1992 and 1993 recording a CD titled “Acontecer.” After his stint with Afro-Cuba, he joined the Issac Delgado Group and toured internationally, while with Delgado he recorded three CD’s including “Con Ganas,” “EL Chevere de la Salsa y EL Caballero del Son,” and “EL Año que Viene.” Charles Flores musical creativity and distinct style of playing continues to be demonstrated in his performances with Michel Camilo, Jane Bunnett, Paquito D'rivera, J.P

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Article: Book Review

Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities

Read "Dafnis Prieto: A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A World Of Rhythmic Possibilites Dafnis Prieto 276 Pages ISBN: #978-0-692-65526-9 Dafnison Music 2016 Learning to fluently and fluidly dissect, construct, and speak rhythms through the drums is a lifelong process of study, discovery, and growth. Touching on the new while truly expanding that coded language is incredibly ...

Album

Impressions Of Graffiti

Label: Dafnison Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Impressions Of Graffiti; Gentle Words; Street Walk; Broken Image; Carlito's Way; Driving Through; Miriam; Influence; The Whole Train; Back On The Wall; Persecusion.

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Article: Album Review

Charles Flores: Impressions Of Graffiti

Read "Impressions Of Graffiti" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Reared and educated in Cuba, bassist Charles Flores migrated to the US and evolved into a first-call session artist for saxophonist David Sanchez and flautist Dave Valentine among many others. Sadly, Flores' debut solo endeavor is a posthumous release as he succumbed to cancer on August 22, 2012. Yet it's a luminous testament to his holistic ...

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Article: Album Review

Charles Flores: Impressions Of Graffiti

Read "Impressions Of Graffiti" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


No album should ever serve as a debut and a posthumously-released pièce de résistance, but such is the case with bassist Charles Flores' Impressions Of Graffiti. At the age of 40, the Grammy Award-winning bassist, who spent time working with pianist Michel Camilo, trumpeter Brian Lynch, reed master Paquito D'Rivera, drummer Dafnis Prieto, and numerous other ...

News: Obituary

Jazz Bassist Flores, Hartford Resident, Dies At 41

Jazz Bassist Flores, Hartford Resident, Dies At 41

Charles Flores, a Grammy-winning jazz bassist who was born in Cuba but made his home in Hartford for more than two decades, died Wednesday at age 41. The cause was complications related to throat cancer, according to bandleader and composer Michel Camilo, who performed with Flores and counted him as a close friend. Flores had an ...

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Article: Live Review

43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club

Read "43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club" reviewed by Enrique Turpin


Michel Camilo 'Mano a Mano' con Charles Flores y Giovanni Hidalgo43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaPalau de la Música Catalana16 de noviembre de 2011Algo debe de tener el Caribe para que de las tierras que bañan sus aguas emerjan cada tanto músicos volcánicos, mercuriales, de potencial arrollador y sensibilidad ...

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News: Festival

Barcelona Jazz Festival Announces Its Complete Marathon Line Up

Barcelona Jazz Festival Announces Its Complete Marathon Line Up

The 43rd Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival is set to commence Sunday, October 16th through Thursday, December 1st, 2011. This month and a half long celebration will feature performances by Maria Schneider Orchestra, Vijay Iyer Trio, Rudresh Mahanthappa Samdhi, Eliane Elias Brazilian Quartet, Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio, Michel Camilo 'Mano a Mano' with ...


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