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Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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Gonzalo Julio Gonzalez Fonseca was born in Havana, Cuba, May 27, 1963, into a musical family rich in the traditions of the country’s artistic past. During his childhood, in addition to the standard fare of elementary schools, Gonzalo was absorbing his Cuban musical heritage through personal contacts within his family, notably his father, pianist Guillermo Rubalcaba, and leading musicians who were frequent houseguests: Frank Emilio, Peruchin, Felipe Dulzaides and others. He also assimilated through scarce and treasured recordings the tunes and styles of 40’s-70’s US jazz masters: Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson among pianists; and instrumentalists Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey

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Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo

Label: Top Stop Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Temas: Rumba Callejera; El Güararey de Pastora; El Manisero; El Ciego; Rompiendo la Rutina; Bemba Colorá; Lágrimas Negras; Viento y Tiempo.

Article: Album Review

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Aymée Nuviola: Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo

Read "Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


È un tributo alla musica popolare cubana quest'album di Gonzalo Rubalcaba e Aymée Nuviola, registrato dal vivo con un travolgente ensemble di musicisti latini. Se il magistrale pianista non ha bisogno di presentazioni pochi in Italia conoscono Aymée Nuviola, cantante tra le più amate dal pubblico centroamericano nel suo stile che fonde il classico latin jazz ...

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Bemba Colorá

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Label: Top Stop Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 7:27

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Article: Year in Review

Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Coronavirus, lockdown, election recount, fake news, inspector Javert, Hans Gruber and Lord Voldemort. So, now that most of the uncomfortable topics are dealt with, let's get to the joyful part of 2020, namely the music. As is increasingly the case during the course of the 21st century, the year was filled to the brim with it. ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Four Forty One

Read "Four Forty One" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


2020 marks the beginning of Will Vinson's third decade of working and living in New York. Over the years the British-American saxophonist has gained wide recognition as a sideman as well as a leader, with six albums to his name in the bank. Beyond recording highly acclaimed albums for late Gerry Teekens' Criss Cross label, Vinson ...

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Article: Interview

Aaron Parks: Finding the Way to Little Big

Read "Aaron Parks: Finding the Way to Little Big" reviewed by Jiaowei Hu


"Always beginning. Often perplexed. Drawn to beauty and to the absurd. I play piano, write songs, and take pictures of doors with my phone. A bit odd." So is the pianist's own account on his website, written in a few scribbled sentences. About a decade ago, Aaron Parks created much of a stir through his debut ...

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Article: Profile

Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls

Read "Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls" reviewed by Duncan Heining


Cuban-born pianist, Omar Sosa is a passionate man. Music, religion, family, his relationship to the planet—all these are inseparable to an artist whose musical world is steeped in the Afro-Cuban heritage that he draws upon so personally and individually in his work. Spinning culinary metaphors to describe the processes of music-making, he sings the praises of ...

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News: Education

Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu” Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series Frost Music Masters

Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu”  Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series  Frost Music Masters

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is proud to announce the launch of a new video series Frost Music Masters. This exciting project explores intricate musical conundrums, featuring members of our award-winning Frost School of Music faculty, giving tips and showing techniques for those wanting to take on challenging works.     ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Sur Son 31 2018

Read "Jazz Sur Son 31 2018" reviewed by Luke Seabright


October 5th marked the start of the 2018 edition of Jazz Sur Son 31 in jny:Toulouse and its neighbouring towns. If jazz is part of Toulouse's DNA, a good reminder of this comes from the legacy of one the city's most popular artists, the singer Claude Nougaro who immortalised his hometown in the ballad “O Toulouse." ...


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