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Juan Carlos Quintero

Those well versed in Latin American culture know Medellín, Colombia is often referred as, “La ciudad de la eterna primavera (the city of eternal spring),” a reflection of the vast Andean Valley’s culture, art, flowers, music and people. Both musically and spiritually, the heart, soul and guitar of Juan Carlos Quintero's music reflects the colorful sounds and diverse rhythms of his cherished birthplace. Latin music was a very natural gravitation for JCQ when he first picked up the guitar at age eight: “No matter what style I ever played in, I always came back to my heritage. Music from Colombia crosses so many boundaries and its ability to seduce while celebrating life has always moved me

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Table for Five!

Label: Moondo Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Alone Together; Mambo Balahu; The Gentle Rain; Manha de Carnaval; Table for Five…At the Cumbia Inn; Song for My Father; Porque Si Quieres; Days of Wine and Roses; Giant Steps; Beautiful Love.

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Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five!

Read "Table for Five!" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


As the news gets worse, why do some kinds of music simply sound better and better? Juan Carlos Quintero's Table for Five is, by content at least, “Latin Jazz." Yet there is something for everyone, including “Alone Together," “Giant Steps" and a slightly different version (as a cha-cha-cha) of Horace Silver's Cape Verdean- inflected “Song for ...

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Juan Carlos Quintero: Table for Five!

Read "Table for Five!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Fans of captivating Latin rhythms in the service of contemporary jazz should be enchanted by Table for Five! on which maestro Juan Carlos Quintero swaps his customary nylon strings for an electric guitar and his focus from smooth jazz and world music to the standard repertoire, American and Latin, and a pair of his own jazz-centered ...

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Caminando

Label: Moondo Music
Released: 2021

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Acclaimed Brazilian Guitarist Ricardo Silveira Releases 'Solo' On Moondo Music

Acclaimed Brazilian Guitarist Ricardo Silveira Releases 'Solo' On Moondo Music

Renowned Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira released his first solo album, aptly titled Solo (April 16, 2021, Moondo Music LLC). Silveira is a prolific recording and performing artist in both Brazil and the United States. He has worked with a Who’s Who of legendary Brazilian artists, and he has recorded over a dozen albums as a leader ...

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Gipsy Kings Co-Founder Diego Baliardo Releases Debut CD, 'Este Ritmo,' With New Group, The Gypsy Evolution

Gipsy Kings Co-Founder Diego Baliardo Releases Debut CD, 'Este Ritmo,' With New Group, The Gypsy Evolution

Diego Baliardo, one of the founders of the world-famous Gipsy Kings, is carrying on the group’s tradition of playing their unique blend of musical styles with a new generation of musicians steeped in Romani culture. Baliardo is releasing Este Ritmo (This Rhythm), the debut release with his new group, The Gypsy Evolution (March 19, 2021, Moondo ...

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Los Musicos

Label: Moondo
Released: 2001
Track listing: Melina

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Juan Carlos Quintero: Los Musicos

Read "Los Musicos" reviewed by Mark Corroto


To call certain music ‘Latin fusion’ is to speak in redundancy. Just about all Latin, like America’s jazz music, is a fusion or amalgamation of many styles. Guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero’s motto is “if it works and sounds good adopt it.” On his fourth release as leader the Colombian-born, New Jersey resident (by way of Brussels) ...


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