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Aldo Salvent: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Edward Blanco

One of the rising young talents in the jazz world in 2020 is Cuban-born, Miami-based tenor saxophonist Aldo Salvent, who issues his second solo album entitled Ancestros, melding elements of the jazz sound with rhythms of the world, as he pays tribute to the multi-cultural background from which he hails in a musical shout out to ...

Ancestros

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Frost and Grips; Limón; Cimarrón; Habana; Ancestros; Conga; La Giganta; Camina Con Tumbao; Tatuí; Canto Necio.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aldo Salvent: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Don Phipps

With its varied rhythms, much of Latin music possesses an erotic dance-like quality with romance never far behind. And on his album Ancestros, composer and saxophonist Aldo Salvent certainly gives credence to these generalities. The album is chock-full of music that glides through a variety of beats and patterns like a dolphin skating atop the ocean ...

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Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and More

Read "Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week there is a focus on new releases from Ted Quinlan, David S. Ware, Nicolás Boccanera and Land of Kush. Other recent releases are on the playlist. Absolutely Dreaming is the latest release from Toronto jazz guitarist Ted Quinlan, who is a veteran of the Canadian jazz scene. It combines his deep roots in the ...

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Kenneth Jimenez: Sublunary Minds

Read "Sublunary Minds" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although he is a relative newcomer as a bassist and composer, Kenneth Jimenez keeps some pretty distinguished company. One of his current projects, Sonnet to Silence, marshals the talents of some avant-garde heavy hitters, pianist Angelica Sanchez, drummer Gerald Cleaver, and saxophonist Hery Paz. His partners on Sublunary Minds, his second disc as leader, aren't quite ...

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The 14 Jazz Orchestra: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be

Read "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Future Ain't What It Used to Be, the second album by South Florida's impressive The 14 Jazz Orchestra, is by and large like its precursor: swinging, straight-down-the-fairway big-band jazz underlined by leader Dan Bonsanti's admirable charts. As before, each of the songs was written by a blue-chip composer, from Chick Corea and Antonio Carlos Jobim ...

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The 14 Jazz Orchestra: Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy

Read "Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The 14 Jazz Orchestra, based in south Florida, is comprised of thirteen accomplished sidemen (all alumni of the University of Miami) and arranger / conductor Dan Bonsanti. On its debut recording, Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy, the ensemble cast its net wide to gather in compositions by Billy Strayhorn, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charlie Parker, Chick ...

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The 14 Jazz Orchetra: Nothing Hard is Ever Easy

Read "Nothing Hard is Ever Easy" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Under the direction of arranger/conductor and educator Dan Bonsanti, The 14 Jazz Orchestra delivers its debut recording with Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy presenting a repertoire of contemporary jazz containing and offering of mainstream, fusion, pop, gospel-styled and classical-tinged elements that make this first effort, one varied musical statement. This fourteen-piece light ensemble is comprised of ...

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Aaron Lebos Reality: Aaron Lebos Reality

Read "Aaron Lebos Reality" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Since coming together as a group in 2012, Aaron Lebos Reality has forged a musical permanence in Miami's culturally diversified music scene, performing a wide range of jazz, funk, rock, R&B, Latin and world styles of music. Though guitarist Lebos, leader of the band, has several albums to his credit, the self-titled Aaron Lebos Reality is ...


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