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Jonathan Suazo


Jonathan Suazo is a Puerto Rican Saxophonist / Composer / Flow Artist. His music is influenced by artists like Kenny Garrett, David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, John Coltrane and many more. Jonathan's new Ricano project highlights traditional rhythms from his Puerto Rican / Dominican roots and ancestry within a Cross-Cultural Fusion container of his many musical influences. 

He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz & Caribbean Music at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, and his Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Berklee College of Music (Global Jazz Institute). He's been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Jazz Artists of 2023 by The Recording Academy. He’s a 2023 Winter South Arts Jazz Road Artist, a 2023 New Music USA Creator Fund Recipient, and has been taught by renowned musicians like: David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

It's (Never) the Final Countdown, Part Trois

Read "It's (Never) the Final Countdown, Part Trois" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

After a couple episodes away, we return to the New York Times list of best jazz albums of 2023 and finish it off. It's happier days for the most part. The boys acknowledge that these selections are all, more or less, actually jazz, and some are even pretty enjoyable.Playlist Discussion of Matana Roberts' album ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Vijay Iyer, Too Many Zooz, Annie Chen, Jacky Terrasson & More

Read "Vijay Iyer, Too Many Zooz, Annie Chen, Jacky Terrasson & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Welcome to your weekly fix of recent and upcoming releases, from the seismic brasshouse of Too Many Zooz to the re-imagining of Sun Ra's The Magic City by Meshell Ndegeocello, and a whole lot in between. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Too ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 4

Read "A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

For the past few episodes we have been looking back at albums released this year which we've been most fascinated by, and we cherry-picked songs from those albums that struck us the most... To wrap up this retrospective here's the last batch of sonic gems.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. ...


Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If it is true that, like The Police once put it, “when the world is going down you make the best of what's still around," then throughout 2023 jazz fans were better off than most other social groups. In a year in which everyday news brought ever more inconceivable disappointments, jazz musicians, labels, festivals and venues ...



Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2023
Track listing: 1- Somos más que tú 2- Héroes 3- Esperanza pa’ mi pueblo 4- Verde Luz 5- AFRO DOMI 6- Don’t Take Kindly 7- Ser de Aquí 8- Seguimos Luchando 9- Dharma 10- Amapola


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jonathan Suazo, Carlos Niño, Wayne Horvitz, André 3000 & More

Read "Jonathan Suazo, Carlos Niño, Wayne Horvitz, André 3000 & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We open this week's edition with a few projects that represent the essence of the world fusion that is taking place in these modern times, and we close it with a few projects that gravitate around that music catalyst that Carlos Niño is. In between, projects that will let your fantasy fly.Happy listening!



Label: Setola di Maiale
Released: 2022
Track listing: ST 1; ST 2; ST 3; ST 4: ST 5; ST 6: St 7.


Memorias Vivas - Live Performance Compilation

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: FULL ALBUM HERE: https://jonathansuazo.bandcamp.com/album/memorias-vivas-ep-live-performance-selections 1. Siempre - Feat. Eduardo Zayaz (Live EP Version) 06:28 2. Don't Take Kindly - Feat Giovanni Ortiz (Live EP Version) 06:19 3. Rona Blues 1.0 (Live EP Version) 08:32 4. Change - Feat. Anibal Cruz, Victor Pablo and Joel Mateo (Live EP Version) 12:47 5. Interlude by Anibal Cruz 02:16 6. Rona Blues 2.0 (Live EP Version) 08:59 7. Somos Más (Live EP Version) 08:49 8. Each Other - Feat. Miguel Zenón (Live EP Version) 08:39 9. Dharma (Live EP Version) (bonus) 10:41 10. Héroes (Live EP Version) (bonus) 10:34


Article: Album Review

No Base Trio: NBT II

Read "NBT II" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

On their often pulse-quickening, wholly improvised double disc, NBT II, the intrepid No Base Trio—alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns and drummer Leonardo Osuna— draw on their own inner tensions and tenacity for a roiling and immersive exploration of jazz's more open-ended, less categorized, freer regions. Picking up where 2020's cascading debut No ...


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