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Juanma Trujillo

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, guitarist Juanma Trujillo has performed with several important Venezuelan bands and artists including El Regaño, Domingo en Llamas, Gustavo Medina, Monsalve y los Forajidos. In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles, California and had the pleasure of performing regularly at major Los Angeles music venues with Gary Fukushima, Gary Pratt, Michael Mull, Brandon Sherman and Emilio Terranova among others. Since moving to New York City in 2014 Juanma has been an active member of the Jazz and Improvised music scene, playing in groups with artists such as Francisco Mela, Arturo O'Farrill, Ras Moshé, Mimi Jones, Guillermo Gregorio, Nick Grinder, Rebecca Sullivan, Ethan Helm, Leonor Falcón, Juan Pablo Carletti, Christof Knoche,  and Andrew Schiller among others. Juanma’s activity in multiple musical ensembles has enabled him to perform in various  venues all over the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Venezuela, Austria and Slovenia.


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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Lukas Traxel, Club D’Elf & JuJu

Read "Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Lukas Traxel, Club D’Elf & JuJu" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Spirit Gatherer--Tribute To Don Cherry is a forthcoming album by the esteemed Ethnic Heritage Ensemble that is worth checking out. Don Cherry's son David Ornette Cherry and vocalist Dwight Trible join the Ensemble for a session that captures the essence of one of the most important musicians in any genre. Other new recordings sampled in this ...


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Jim Black & The Schrimps, Juanma Trujillo & Pulverize The Sound

Read "Jim Black & The Schrimps, Juanma Trujillo & Pulverize The Sound" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

With Jim Black living in Berlin now, you would expect he'd get hooked into the German scene. His new quartet called The Schrimps features three very exciting young German players (Asger Nissen and Julius Gawlik saxophones and Felix Henkelhausen acoustic bass ). Black's new release Ain't No Saint presents the drummer at his quirky and unpredictable ...


Dice Que Vive (Signs Of Life)

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Once Upon A Time; Ondé; Mr. Iwai; African Boy; Igno Two; 10th Avenue; 11-2; Mantra; Time; An Illusion; Belén; Five Miniatures for Solo Piano; Ghost Owner


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Yaroslav Likhachev, Fade In Trio, Joao Carreiro & Baker/Harris/Lopez

Read "Yaroslav Likhachev, Fade In Trio, Joao Carreiro & Baker/Harris/Lopez" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode has an edge to much of the music with tastes of new recordings from German saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev and his quartet, Manila-based saxophonist Rick Countryman teamed up with Swiss drummer Christian Bucher, the Chicago trio of Jim Baker, Bill Harris & Brandon Lopez, Alien Radio from Canada, the Italian trio Fade In, Portuguese guitarist ...


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Juanma Trujillo, Ziv Taubenfeld’s Full Sun & Caleb Wheeler Curtis

Read "Juanma Trujillo, Ziv Taubenfeld’s Full Sun & Caleb Wheeler Curtis" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This edition features music from new releases by guitarist Juanma Trujillo, bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld & Full Sun, Memplex from Austria, France's Hubert Dupont & Sirocco, saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and four of Finland's finest, bassist Ville Rauhala, trumpeter Antero Priha, guitarist Julius Heikkila & drummer Alf Forsman, plus a preview of a release to-come from ...


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New Wadada Leo Smith And More

Read "New Wadada Leo Smith And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show two massive new releases from Wadada Leo Smith, a seven CD box set of String Quartets, and a five CD box set of duets with drummers. In addition, a variety of new releases and dip into the archive for some early music from William Parker.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Juanma Trujillo ...


Song of the Day


Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 04:32


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Sferos: Set It Up As Silence

Read "Set It Up As Silence" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Sferos is a trio of New York-based musicians--guitarist Juanma Trujillo, drummer Dayeon Seok and saxophonist Hery Paz. Their music is a blend of atmospheric textures and jazz-rock energy that bears a slight resemblance to the work of experimental guitarists like Terje Rypdal and David Torn but, at its best, has its own unique sound.


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Nick Grinder: Farallon

Read "Farallon" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The striking thing about this CD by Bay Area trombonist Nick Grinder is how warm and soothing it sounds. It is not Smooth Jazz by any means, but there is a broad, melodic tone to Grinder's playing and the way he arranges the music that feels inviting and friendly. This is present even in up-tempo pieces ...


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