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Edmar Castaneda

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Edmar Castaneda was born in 1978, in the city of Bogota, Colombia. Since his move to the United States in 1994, Edmar has quite literally taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp—revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider an instrument commonly relegated to the “unusual category”. A master at realizing beautiful complexities of time, while skillfully drawing out lush colors and dynamic spirit, Edmar has been characterized as “almost a world unto himself” (The New York Times). The legendary Paquito D’Rivera, Edmar’s frequent collaborator, has remarked: Edmar is..

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Article: Interview

Emilio Solla: The Chemistry of Music

Read "Emilio Solla: The Chemistry of Music" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


Emilio Solla is an Argentinian, New York-based pianist and composer who mixes classical, jazz, and tango idioms. He has received two Grammy nominations and won a Latin Grammy Award for Puertos: Music From International Waters (Avantango Records, 2019). He has recorded eleven albums as a bandleader and more than forty music projects in different capacities.

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Article: Album Review

Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite

Read "Silver Lining Suite" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


What's really super cool about Silver Lining Suite is that if you listen to it while engrossed in your daily blessings or misgivings, the music plays like one of those old movies where everyone had something to say but the technology, unlike today, lagged behind our capacity to hear it. All you heard was the theater's ...

Album

25 Years

Label: Ridgeway Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1: Erika; Alma Llanera; Govinda; Fiestas; Simplicity; Pathless Path; Pere; Impossible Question.

CD 2: What If?; Aguantando; Caballo Viejo; Barinas; Uninvited Thoughts; Navigator; Gracias A La Vida; Venezuela Unida; Triumphs.

Album

Harp vs. Harp

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Blueserinho; Acts; No Fear; Hope; Romance de Barrio; Santa Morena; Our Spanish Love Song; Manhã de Carnaval.

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Article: Live Review

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet At Regional Cultural Centre

Read "Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet At Regional Cultural Centre" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny, Ireland February 15, 2020 History owes Alice Coltrane much more than the moniker of “John Coltrane's wife." Alina Bzhezhinska makes the point early on to the Letterkenny audience, on this, the final night of her quartet's ten-date Irish tour. A fine, pianist, ...

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News: Festival

Groundup Music Festival Reveals Artist Brunches, Cocktails And Workshops

Groundup Music Festival Reveals Artist Brunches, Cocktails And Workshops

Acclaimed by the New York Times as one of the “Top 10 Definitive Moments of the Decade in Jazz Music,” the GroundUP Music Festival returns to the oceanside North Beach Bandshell in sunny Miami Beach, Florida, February 14-16, 2020. Hosted by three-time Grammy award-winning collective Snarky Puppy, GroundUP has announced the schedule for their intimate cocktails ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life

Read "Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Much to celebrate this week with new releases from MaryJo Mundy and Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, plus birthday shout outs to the great Dorothy Fields in the first hour, Phoebe Snow in the second hour, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Ruben Blades, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Scott, Helen Merrill and guitarist Mary Osborne, among others, with a collection ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrating Sarah Vaughan And A New Betty Carter Recording

Read "Celebrating Sarah Vaughan And A New Betty Carter Recording" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The final Sunday of Womens History Month includes new releases from Bob Dorough, Gabrielle Stravelli, Patricia Barber plus a first listen to Betty Carter's first posthumous recording of a live 1992 concert in the early days of Jazz at Lincoln Center, with birthday shout outs to legendary vocalists Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Astrud Gilberto, and Pearl ...

Article: Live Review

Gabriele Mirabassi e Edmar Castaneda al Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze

Read "Gabriele Mirabassi e Edmar Castaneda al Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Gabriele Mirabassi e Edmar Castaneda Salotto Jazz Conservatorio Cherubini Firenze 14.3.2018 È ben nota la passione di Gabriele Mirabassi per la musica sudamericana, una passione che lo ha portato a collaborare con molti musicisti latinoamericani noti e meno noti e che ha fatto da viatico anche per l'incontro con ...


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