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After her first release for EMI: "Sola Contigo" (Alone with You), and her two subsequent releases for Universal Jazz Spain: “Como Agua Entre los Dedos” (Like Water Between the Fingers), and “El Mar de mi Vida” (The Sea of My Life), Eva Cortés ranks among the young and most interesting composers and performers of the jazz scene in Spanish. “Back 2 The Source” is Eva’s personal look at the essence of what she considers to be the mainstay of her musical influence: Jazz. It is an album packed with best-known standards, classical pieces from the American Songbook, in which the Honduras-born artist uses for the first time English as the main language in one of her recordings. But not only that – after having toured Spain, France, Norway, The Netherlands, and performing several times in New York City, this album is the fruit of “the solid base provided by a band performing with the same set-up for several years now, with many hours, experiences, and miles in common … with the consistency provided by that sort of complicity which can only be achieved with ongoing and constant work”. “Back 2 The Source” is jazz from head to toe and, as it is often the case in Eva’s albums, it includes outstanding collaborations with guest artists like the guitar player and a major Brazilian figure Romero Lubambo, or Mark Whitfield, who is probably nowadays one of the most significant names of jazz guitar

Todas las Voces

Label: Blue Fern Record​s
Released: 2020
Track listing: Canción con Todos; Desterado; Hills of Silver; Gracias ala Vida; Letters and Picture Frames; Bird on a String; Out of Words; Sólo le Pido a Dios; Let me Believe; Peace; BONUS TRACK: Exiled.

ARTICLE: RADIO

Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere

Read "Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Included are new releases from the Maria Schneider Orchestra, pianist Nicole Zuraitis, vocal artist Jay Clayton and DuoTrio led by trumpeter Daniel Nissenbaum, with birthday shoutouts to Bernice Petkere (Close Your Eyes, Lullaby of the Leaves), George Shearing, Bill Evans, Cyrille Aimee, Pat Metheny, Lorraine Desmarais, Mary Stallings, Fostina Dixon and more. Thanks for listening and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Another Time Another Place - Happy Birthday Pamela Baskin-Watson

Read "Another Time Another Place - Happy Birthday Pamela Baskin-Watson" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The show begins with birthday greetings to pianist and composer Pamela Baskin-Watson and vocalist Kevin Mahogany, with new releases from drummer Jeff Hamilton, pianist Christian Sands, vocalists Paulette McWilliams, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Susie Meissner and flutist Ragan Whiteside, plus more birthday shoutouts to pianists Hank Jones, Josh Nelson, Shamie Royston and Diane Moser. Thanks for listening ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Eva Cortés New Release - Todas Las Voces - Features Christian McBride, Elio Villafranca, Eric Harland And More!

Eva Cortés New Release - Todas Las Voces - Features Christian McBride, Elio Villafranca, Eric Harland And More!

TRRC Presents Eva Cortés Todas las Voces July 17th Debut Release with All-Star Band! Featuring: Christian McBride, Elio Villafranca, Eric Harland, Doug Beavers, Luisito Quintero, Román Filiú and Luques Curtis! “My music is nothing but a reflection of what my life has been." Honduran/Spanish singer, songwriter and composer Eva Cortés delivers a revelatory set of flamenco ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Music Is Forever - Farewell to Annie Ross

Read "Music Is Forever - Farewell to Annie Ross" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

In the first hour, a special tribute to Jazz Master Annie Ross (who sadly passed days before her 90th birthday), plus new releases from Mark Masters, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (a 1959 never released studio recording!), Jimmy Heath, Eva Cortés and Bettye Lavette, with birthday shoutouts to Margaret Whiting, Joanne Brackeen, Lisa Maxwell, Rufus ...

NEWS: RECORDING

TRRC Presents Eva Cortés "Todas Las Voces"—July 17th Debut Release With All-Star Band!

TRRC Presents Eva Cortés "Todas Las Voces"—July 17th Debut Release With All-Star Band!

TRRC Presents Eva Cortés Todas las Voces July 17th Debut Release with All-Star Band! “My music is nothing but a reflection of what my life has been." Honduran/Spanish singer, songwriter and composer Eva Cortés delivers a revelatory set of flamenco and blues-tinged Latin jazz on her newest record, Todas las Voces. Working ...

Crossing Borders

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Corazón; The Sky is Crying; Déja Vu; Quizás; Rabo de Nube; Se Te olvida; Noche de Luna; Sabor A Mi; Contigo en Montego; Crossing Borders; Piel Canela

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eva Cortés: Crossing Borders

Read "Crossing Borders" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Honduras born vocalist/composer Eva Cortes is, in some ways, a cultural anomaly. Her sound has roots in her Latin American heritage, but bears the aesthetic traits of her upbringing in Sevilla, Spain. On Crossing Borders, Cortés solicits the assistance of master producer/trombonist /arranger Doug Beavers to produce a vibrant recording that reflects her rich ...

In Bloom

Label: Didgeridoo Records
Released: 2013


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