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Fabian Almazan


Cuban-American pianist/composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition.  Most recently, Almazan can be heard in such films as Harriet, Chi-Raq, Red Tails and Miracle at St Anna.

During the completion of his jazz piano bachelor's degree at the Manhattan School of Music, Almazan immersed himself in the realm of orchestral composition studying instrumentation and orchestration with Mr. Giampaolo Bracali.

Almazan is the founder and director of Biophilia Records. Biophilia means "an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.” In addition to creating meaningful and imaginative music, Biophilia Records artists are united by a common interest in having a positive impact on the environment and our communities


What Place Can Be for Us? - A Suite in Ten Movements

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Door of No Return; Sundown Town; I, Too, Sing America; Indivisible; We Went Where the Wind Took Us; What Place Can Be For Us?; Sunken Place; The Trail of Tears to Standing Rock; Sanctuary City; Placeless.


Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Tribute to a Great Jazz City

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Tribute to a Great Jazz City" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023 Hart Plaza & Campus Martius Detroit, MI September 1-4, 2023 Opening night is always a gas. Whether it takes the form of the annual rite of spring in baseball, the long anticipated opening of a Broadway play, or for that matter, the opening salvo of a world ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Live from the Village Vanguard

Read "Live from the Village Vanguard" reviewed by David Brown

I was at the Village Vanguard in NYC on Tuesday to hear Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her captivating quintet. With that experience in mind, tonight's lineup will showcase live recordings from this world-famous venue from Chucho Valdes to John Coltrane to The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra. Then, works from Arturo and Chico ...

Article: Album Review

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Distancia

Read "Distancia" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'evoluzione espressiva del cosiddetto latin jazz è ormai palpabile, sia nelle opere dei solisti che dei bandleader. La schiera dei musicisti centro e sud-americani che abbracciano la complessità del jazz contemporaneo senza dimenticare la ricchezza ritmica e timbrica delle musiche latine, è consistente in strumentisti come Fabian Almazan, Alfredo Rodriguez, Vitor Goncalves, Edward Simon, Dayramir Gonzalez ...


Article: Liner Notes

Adam Larson: Listen With Your Eyes

Read "Adam Larson: Listen With Your Eyes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Listen with your eyes. Open your ears and look. What tenor saxophonist Adam Larson has to offer here is something truly extraordinary. With horn in hand he takes us on a journey, an unforgettable trip through his wiring that's as daring as it is direct, as complex as it is approachable, and as dynamic as can ...

Article: Album Review

Harry Skoler: Living in Sound - The Music of Charles Mingus

Read "Living in Sound - The Music of Charles Mingus" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tra i vari tributi alle composizioni di Charles Mingus, pubblicati nell'anno del centenario della nascita, questo di Harry Skoler conferma la plasticità di quei temi, articolati e mutevoli, frutto della sua complessa personalità. L'autore e primo solista di questo progetto è un clarinettista--già allievo di Jimmy Giuffre al New England Conservatory e da ...


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The Door of No Return

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 08:52


City Counterpoint

Label: Stonefruits Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. Green Eyes, Yellow Feathers 2. On Gates Avenue 3. Night Drifters (feat. Philip Dizack) 4. Rain, Dancing (feat. Fabian Almazan) 5. Canal 6. Vision (Pf Solo by Fabian Almazan)


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Label: Stonefruits Recordings
Released: 2022


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