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Magos Herrera

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MAGOS HERRERA Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer- songwriter, producer, and educator. Declared as "One of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song” by The Latin Jazz Network Magos is regarded as one of the most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene, she is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Ibero-American melodies and rhythms singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, in a style that elegantly blends and surpasses language boundaries. “She gets way under the skin of the song, recalling great communicators like Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday” is how NPR describes Herrera’s talents who has recorded 9 albums including joint collaborations with producer Javier Limón in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings and albums

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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 ...

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Femininas

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2023

Album

Aire

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Aire; Gracias a la vida; The Calling; Choro de Lua; Alfonsina y el mar; Passarinhadeira; Obra Filhia; Remanso; Papalote Intro; Papalote; Samba em preludio; Healer.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

More Fall Releases, Jazz Birthdays, A Celebration of Carla Bley & More

Read "More Fall Releases, Jazz Birthdays, A Celebration of Carla Bley & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Angelica Sanchez, Nabou Claerhout Trombone Ensemble, Ramona Horvath, the Affinity Trio (Eric Jacobson, Clay Shaub, Pamela York), with birthday shoutouts to lyricist Dory Previn, Andy Bey, Emily Braden, Dame Cleo Laine, Magos Herrera, Amanda Monaco, Beat poet Fran Landesman (Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most), Dianne Reeves and ...

Article: Album Review

Felipe Salles: Home Is Here

Read "Home Is Here" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Home Is Here conclude la trilogia del compositore e bandleader brasiliano Felipe Salles (residente dal 1995 negli USA dove insegna all'Università del Massachusetts Amherst) dedicata al tema dell'immigrazione. Un'indagine musicale e multimediale iniziata nel 2018 con The Lullaby Project e proseguita due anni dopo con The New Immigrant Experience, di cui abbiamo già parlato in queste ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Voice - Instrument Duos

Read "Voice - Instrument Duos" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Here are three examples of vocalists working in close partnership with either a pianist or guitarist, all producing excellent results. Edward Simon Femeninas ArtistShare 2023 Pianist Edward Simon gets sole credit on the cover of this album, but this is equally a feature for vocalist Magos Herrera ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, A Pride of Jazz Leos, Congratulations To Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers & More

Read "New Releases, A Pride of Jazz Leos, Congratulations To Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Kaisa's Machine, Amy Engelhardt, the Towner Galaher Organ Trio, with a single from vocalist Monika Ryan, plus birthday shoutouts to guitarist Mary Osborne, vocalists Kay Starr, Helen Merrill, Luciana Souza, Phoebe Snow, Cynthia Scott, Janis Siegel, Joanie Palatto, Carmen Bradford, among others, closing with a salute to newly awarded Jazz ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Few of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things (so far) - Part 1

Read "A Few of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things (so far) - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The first half of the year has brought us plenty of great new albums. Let's look back at some of the tunes and compositions which have left a mark during these six months.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Billy Valentine “Home Is Where the ...

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La Flor de la Canela

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Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2023
Duration: 3:46


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