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Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez - percussion 'El Negro' Hernandez was said to be the most talented and innovative percussionist in the world, even before being awarded a Grammy in 1997. Whether performing with jazz-legends like McCoy Tyner or Michel Camilo, rock-stars like Carlos Santana and Stevie Winwood or in notable Latin American ensembles like the Tropi-Jazz All Stars of the late Tito Puente, 'El Negro' has also shown himself to be one of the most forceful and versatile musicians in the international music scene today. Horacio Hernandez was born into a very musical family: His grandfather played the trumpet in, for instance, the famous Septeto National, and brought the traditional Cuban influence into the family

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Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!

Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!

Fahir Atakoğlu: The Music of Hope Tour 2020. The Music of Hope Tour is dedicated to all of the refugees in the world. Personnel Fahir Atakoğlu: piano Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez: drums Armando Gola; bass Bob Franceschini: saxophone Letizia Gambi: vocalist Estrella Acosta: vocalist ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Phil Woods, Tito Puente and More

Read "Phil Woods, Tito Puente and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with a cat straight outta Cuba. Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez does his magic on the drums with his Italuba Big Band followed by the great Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente. We then hear a mix of Django Reinhardt, Melissa Aldana and Longineu Parsons. We profile the great Montreal cat Jacques Kuba Séguin ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Hilario Durán At Telus Centre

Read "Hilario Durán At Telus Centre" reviewed by Alain Londes

Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big BandTelus Centre for Performance and LearningToronto, Canada February 9, 2019A “dream concert" is how Hilario Durán characterized the show featuring his Latin Jazz Big Band and the great drummer Horacio “El Negro" Hernández. Cuban-born piano great Durán settled in Canada in the mid-nineties and ...

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2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Andrea Biondi: Matching Alea

Read "Matching Alea" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Illustrando la fattura di quest'album Andrea Biondi spiega: “Sia i temi che parte delle armonie e degli impianti formali sono emersi da un'organizzazione volutamente random mischiando le tecniche della dodecafonia con l'idea di John Cage che nel 1950 si servì del Libro dei Mutamenti, I Ching, per fare scelte compositive senza l'intervento della sua volontà, in ...

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Per Mathisen/Jan Gunnar Hoff/Horacio Hernandez: Barxeta II

Read "Barxeta II" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Per Mathisen and Jan Gunnar Hoff understandably look forward to their jaunts to Barxeta, Spain, as much as anyone else might look forward to favorite summer holidays. For them it's really a working vacation: of course the sunny surroundings are beautiful and the home cooking is doubtlessly excellent, but they're also there to play hard and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016

Read "Fano Jazz By The Sea 2016" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea Fano Varie sedi 22-31.07.2016 Fano Jazz By The Sea trova ogni anno formule nuove, anche per far fronte a esigenze contingenti. Per quanto riguarda le sedi dei concerti di questa ventiquattresima edizione si è in parte rinunciato all'atmosfera marina, avendo abbandonato i luoghi storici all'aperto: ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Torino Jazz Festival: le molteplici facce del jazz

Read "Torino Jazz Festival: le molteplici facce del jazz" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Torino Jazz Festival varie sedi 22.04-01.05.2016 Non è facile trovare in Italia manifestazioni jazzistiche paragonabili al Torino Jazz Festival. Il confronto più plausibile è quello con Umbria Jazz. Entrambi i festival infatti sono motivati da un intento promozionale e divulgativo, dalla volontà di far avvicinare a questa musica ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues

Read "Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The history of jazz has been one of fusion. Its musicians and composers have continually drawn upon a huge range of different musics to create the rich and diverse tapestry that is world jazz today. Jazz is an evolving tradition of music-making. And how often, in the life stories of individual jazz musicians, do we see ...


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