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Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Matt Hooke

2017 marked the first year that I wrote for All About Jazz, and I got to experience some phenomenal music. It was a diverse year in jazz, international artists like Tony Allen and Seckou Keita brought unique perspectives to jazz. Other artists like Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Dayme Arocena, released some of their best work ...

Cubafonía

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Released: 2017
Track listing: Ellegua, La Rumba Me Llamo Yo, Lo Que Fue. Maybe Tomorrow, Negra Caridad, Mambo Na’ Mà, Cómo, Todo Por Amor, Ángel, It's Not Gonna Be Forever, Valentine.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daymé Arocena: Cubafonía

Read "Cubafonía" reviewed by Matt Hooke

Dayme Arocena's Cubafonia is a triumph for the 25 year old Afro-Cuban singer. Arocena cements her status as one of the best young talents from Cuba, with a diverse set of songs that combine Cuban rhythms with jazz, neo- soul, and Latin pop. The opening track, “Eleggua," is an exciting cut. The song is ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Audioguide: Phenomenal Women To Watch

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Welcome to Audioguide, a new monthly DJ set created for All About Jazz. Gathering new music from across Europe, the USA and sometimes further afield, I'll bring you a different window on jazz each month. There will always be a theme to guide the selections (although it is never intended to be a “best of' collection) ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Hommage To Ella Fitzgerald at Moncalieri Jazz Festival

Read "Hommage To Ella Fitzgerald at Moncalieri Jazz Festival" reviewed by Antonio Baiano

The 20th edition of the Moncalieri Jazz Festival celebrated jazz masters that would have turned 100 in 2017: Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Italian composer Armado Trovajoli. The first tribute was dedicated to Ella with the “Blue Night of Jazz," which featured many concerts held in downtown Moncalieri as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Rigas Ritmi 2017

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2017" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi Festival Riga, Latvia 27 June-July 1 July 2017 Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well- known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader ...

Nueva Era

Label: Brownswood Recordings
Released: 2015
Track listing: Madres; Drama; Sin Empezar; Don’t Unplug My Body; Dust; Come To Me; Crystal; El Ruso; Niño; Nueva Era.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daymé Arocena: Nueva Era

Read "Nueva Era" reviewed by James Nadal

In one of the most interesting commerce and art collaborations of recent times, Cuba's famed rum Havana Club, with its Havana Cultura project, has joined forces with the local Cuban artist community to promote Cuban culture throughout the world. Covering a wide variety of musical styles and genres while at the same time adhering to Cuban ...


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