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Cubop Lives!

Label: Truth Revolution Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Earl; Black Rice; 52nd Street Theme; When I Fall In Love; Cuban Fantasy; Woody'N You; Someday My Prince Will Come; Let's Do It Again; Jazzin'; Maria Cervantes; Oye Man; Stromboli; Rumbambola; Maple Leaf Rag; Contour; Minor's Holiday; Moose The Mooche.


Article: Album Review

Zaccai Curtis: Cubop Lives!

Read "Cubop Lives!" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Pianist Zaccai Curtis's recent album Cubop Lives! is a vibrant acknowledgement of the rich legacy of bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz offering a compelling blend that respects tradition while infusing it with a contemporary flair. Backed by a scintillating ensemble of top-flight exponents of the style, including bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Willie Martinez III, conguero Camilo Molina ...


Article: Liner Notes

Brian Lynch: Con Clave Vol.2

Read "Brian Lynch: Con Clave Vol.2" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The jazz musician's road to success and sustainability is a rocky one, marked with more than its share of ups and downs. Becoming the norm as of late, those with the strongest staying power have increased their flexibility by becoming more diverse in their efforts. The affect is thus twofold-providing an income to pay the rent, ...


Coincidental Moment

Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Released: 2023
Track listing: Anxiety Society; Jagged Lil' Blues; Happily Go Luckily; Blue Tropics; Blue In Green; Enigmatic Adventure; Multiple Perspectives; West Coast; Coincidental Moment; Everyday Anthem; Uncommon Poetry.



Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent?; La route enchantée; Il m'a vue nue; Dites moi que je suis belle; Doudou; Petite musique terrienne; Aida; Mélusine; Wedo; D'un feu secret; Le temps est assassin; Fenestra; Domna N'Almucs; Dame Iseut.


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Everyday Anthem

Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Released: 2023
Duration: 05:31


Article: Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Coincidental Moment

Read "Coincidental Moment" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

As good as Coincidental Moment is, there is an uncharacteristic sense of sameness infused in many of these bossa blues. As she notes in the liners, lauded and long-trusted pianist Lisa Hilton intended the music to illuminate the cool energies and history of jazz while relating to these hair-shirt times in which we find ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Harold López-Nussa Interview

Read "Harold López-Nussa Interview" reviewed by Steven Roby

This episode of Backstage Jazz features an interview with jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa. We discussed his new album Timba a la Americana (Blue Note), and his upcoming show at Dazzle on Saturday, November 18. Cuban-born pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa begins an exciting new chapter of his fascinating career with his Blue Note debut ...


Article: Six Picks

May 2023

Read "May 2023" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

Isaiah J. Thompson The Power of the Spirit Blue Engine Records 2023 Since finishing second in 2018's Thelonious Monk competition, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson has established a particularly convincing profile as one of New York's most promising keyboard artists, while his recordings have been at home on Jazz at Lincoln Center's ...


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