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Chucho's Steps

Label: Four Quarters Entertainment
Released: 2010
Track listing: Las dos caras; Danzón; Zawinul's Mambo; Begin To Be Good; New Orleans; Yansá; Julián; Chucho's Steps.

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Another Lifetime

Label: Four Quarters Entertainment
Released: 2010
Track listing: Vashkar; Where; Beyond Games; Vashkar Reprise; 40 Years of Innovation; The Game Theory; Vashkar--The Alternate Dimension Theory; Love Song; And Heaven Welcomed a King; There Comes a Time; Wildlife.

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Yansa

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Label: Four Quarters Entertainment
Released: 2010
Duration: 7:50

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Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Chucho's Steps

Read "Chucho's Steps" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The odyssey of pianist Chucho Valdés has been well documented from his early days in Cuba playing in his father Bebo's Sabor de Cuba Orchestra to the founding of Irakere and on to new pastures as he infused fresh blood into Latin music and jazz. Valdez has never been fettered; his ideas are constantly evolving, finding ...

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Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers: Chucho's Steps

Read "Chucho's Steps" reviewed by Chris May


The semiology contained on pianist Chucho Valdés' magnificent Chucho's Steps points to the character of the music before the disc has even been taken out of its sleeve. First there's the name of the group and its reference to drummer Art Blakey's ferociously swinging Jazz Messengers. Then there's the title of the opener, “Las dos caras" ...

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Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers: Chucho's Steps

Read "Chucho's Steps" reviewed by Chris May


La semiología contenida en el magnífico Chucho's Steps de Chucho Valdés define el carácter de la música antes de haber reproducido el disco. En primer lugar, la referencia al batería Art Blakey y al swing apasionado y feroz de los Jazz Messengers. Luego, el título de la pieza inicial, Las dos caras, que apunta a las ...

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Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime

Read "Another Lifetime" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


Drummer Cindy Blackman has played with acts from Lenny Kravitz to Joe Henderson but it was Tony Williams, one of the greatest drummers of all time, who was her main influence. Blackman's dynamic Another Lifetime pays tribute to her mentor and friend and is centered primarily on Williams' role as a founding father of jazz-rock fusion. ...

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Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime

Read "Another Lifetime" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


When Cindy Blackman took an insult from another musician directed toward her and the late, great drum virtuoso Tony Williams, she got even. She decided that the best revenge would not be to snipe back, but instead to put together a band featuring guitarists Mike Stern and Vernon Reid, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, and other like-minded ...

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Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime

Read "Another Lifetime" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


In paying tribute to her friend and mentor Tony Williams through songs and other material associated with him, drummer Cindy Blackman proves that she is not a slavish imitator. Blackman has always been a tasteful drummer. Never obtrusive, she strikes the right combination of dynamics, harmony, and accent. At home both in jazz and rock, this ...

Album

The Chick Corea Songbook

Label: Four Quarters Entertainment
Released: 2009
Track listing: Free Samba; Prelude; Spain (I Can Recall); One Step Closer (The One step); Children's Song #15; 500 Miles High; Another Roadside Attraction (Space Circus); Time's Lie; La Chanson Du Bebe (Children's Song #1); Ragtime in Pixiland (Pixiland Rag); The Story of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba); Free Samba (Extended version).


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