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Emilio Solla

Mr Solla got his degree in Classical Piano from the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires in 1986. He studied composition, arranging, counterpoint, improvisation and conducting in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and New York. His former works cover a wide range of styles, from traditional Argentinean tango to classical, from rock to jazz, from theatre to dance, and include many recordings and concerts (in many occasions as arranger and musical director) in Latin America with a large number of well-known tango, pop and jazz singers, such as Jorge Sobral (first Piazzolla’s singer), Cecilia Rossetto, Miguel Cantilo and Alejandra Martin to name just a few. In 1983 he started to compose and play his own music, a fusion of modern Argentine tango and folklore with jazz and other contemporary music styles

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Kabir Sehgal: Spirited Warrior for Jazz

Read "Kabir Sehgal: Spirited Warrior for Jazz" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Kabir Sehgal has a history of championing meaningful causes for jazz. His wildly impressive background includes five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards as a producer. He is also the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of fourteen books including Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology (Better ...

Puertos: Music From International Waters

Label: Avantango Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Sol La, Al Sol; Llegara, Llegara, LLegara; Chakafrik; La Novena; Four For Miles; Allegron; Andan Lucas; Buenos Aires Blues.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2019

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2019" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The music keeps moving forward, evolving to higher levels. My search for the best jazz recordings of 2019 led me to these outstanding CDs. These are presented in the order in which I discovered them. Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul Around Again Tum Records Finnish pianist Iro Haarla ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra: Puertos: Music From International Waters

Read "Puertos: Music From International Waters" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Tango music was born in the late nineteenth century in the ports along the shore of the Rio de la Plata which flows to the ocean along the border between Argentina and Uruguay. A sound of the poorer locales, it was a melting-pot music, drawing from European, Native American, Spanish-Cuban, African and Argentinian folk music influences. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

“Ima, You Don’t Look Jewish,” A Three-year Old Said To Her Mother.

“Ima, You Don’t Look Jewish,” A Three-year Old Said To Her Mother.

On Mother’s Day, Meg Okura, who converted to Judaism four years ago, will release Ima Ima, featuring trumpeter Tom Harrell and guitarist Rez Abbasi. Ima Ima (mom in Hebrew and now in Japanese) will be her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble's fourth album, showcasing extensive works composed since her pregnancy, for 10-piece chamber jazz ensemble. She ...

Tributango

Label: Avantango Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: El Entrerriano; Libertango; Casmusi De Pincho; El Choclo; Miloga De Mis Amores; Sol La; La Novena; El Marne; El Pollo Ricardo; Soledad; El Pollo Ricardo ( Pablo Aslan remix)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Emilio Solla: Tributango

Read "Tributango" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

There's nothing quite so romantic and life-affirming, in its exuberantly dance-able way, than the tango. It's a sensuous, sinuous sound that bubbled up from the streets of Argentina where bandoneonist/composer Astor Piazzolla found it, and refined it and took it to the concert halls. And in the tradition of all great music, assimilations occur, hand-offs to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito

Read "Azul Infinito" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo i due interessanti lavori realizzati con questo gruppo (Music Is Emotion, Alternate Side 2013 e Into the Zone, Greenleaf Music 2014) Ryan Keberle firma oggi il suo album più riuscito in veste di leader. L'organico è quasi lo stesso del precedente ma uno degli ospiti -la cantante Camila Meza-è entrata nella formazione in pianta stabile, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito

Read "Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the blues is a distinctly American creation, formed, fueled, and furthered by the African diaspora, the United States holds no ownership on blue-streaked sounds. They exist beyond our borders, and Azul Infinito makes that case in artful fashion by simultaneously tapping into various South American musical forms and cultures, reshaping them, and highlighting the color ...


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