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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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Stories

Label: Dot Time Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: La Serena; Something for Kenny; But I Had to Say Goodbye; Ma'of; Ha'omnam; After the Morning; A Redoblar; Melodious Funk.

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Roni Ben-Hur: Stories

Read "Stories" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur, originally from Israel, has absorbed a lot of different cultures and styles into his music. That is reflected on this CD in the variety of music played here: straight ahead jazz as well as Latin and Middle Eastern folk melodies. Mexican singer Magos Herrera brings a sense of husky passion to ...

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Roni Ben-Hur: Stories

Read "Stories" reviewed by John Chacona


Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur is an old soul. Uninterested in ostentation, the Israeli-born guitarist has been content to release a series of warm-hearted recordings that favor partnership over pomposity. Half his 12 leader dates have been duets or are co-credited. Stories isn't one of them, but it might as well be. This is an ensemble recording, patient ...

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Article: Radio

Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues

Read "Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features Juno nominees, new releases from vocalists Sarah Moule, Sarah Jerrom, Janis Siegel and guitarist David Howard plus birthday shoutouts to Elis Regina, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland, Michele Rosewoman, and Deanna Witkowski, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.

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Article: Radio

New Releases, New Faces and More Jazz Capricorns to Celebrate

Read "New Releases, New Faces and More Jazz Capricorns to Celebrate" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from vocalists Marya Lawrence, Janis Mann & Kenny Werner, pianist Chris Pattishall with a new look at Mary Lou Williams's Zodiac Suite and the group New Faces featuring Brandon Lee, Markus Howell Nicole Glover, Caili O'Doherty, Adi Meyerson and Cory Cox plus more birthday shoutouts to jazz Capricorns Myra Melford, Anat ...

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Article: Radio

Closing Out the Year 2020 With New Releases Plus A Remembrance Of Departed Artists

Read "Closing Out the Year 2020 With New Releases Plus A Remembrance Of Departed Artists" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Our year end broadcast features new releases from Paola Prestini & Magos Herrera, Lezlie Harrison and Sue Maskaleris with birthday shoutouts to pianists Janice Friedman, Una Mae Carlisle, vocalists Chris McNulty, Katie Bull, Edith Piaf and saxophonist Camille Thurman. Also remembering the many musicians who left us in 2020. Thanks for listening and please support the ...

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Con Alma: Magos Herrera & Paola Prestini

Label: national Sawdust tracks
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. LA CREACIÓN DE LAS AVES Lyrics by Magos Herrera, Music by Vinicius Gomes. Featuring Magos Herrera, Vinicius Gomes guitar, Gonzalo Grau-cajón & percussion, and Jeffrey Zeigler-cello. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau. 2. TREE OF 40 FRUIT Developed by Marisa Michelson and Constellation Chor; Sung and by Marisa Michelson with the voices from the Sound of Isolation campaign. Music by Paola Prestini. Concept Maria Popova and Paola Prestini. 3. ROJO SOL Music and Lyrics by Magos Herrera featuring Kinan Azmeh-clarinet, Romero Lubambo-guitar, Jeffrey Zeigler-cello, Gonzalo Grau-cajón & percussion. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau. 4. ALMA MUERTA Featuring Ensemble Sjaella and Magos Herrera. Music by Paola Prestini 5. CON ALMA Music by Dizzy Gillespie. Featuring Magos Herrera and Musicians of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería with Gonzalo Grau-Cajón-percussion. Arranged by Diego Schissi 6. FRATRES Music by Paola Prestini featuring Ensemble Sjaella and Magos Herrera 7. INTERLUDE: THE SOUND OF ISOLATION A soundscape by Sxip Shirey serves as an intermission of sorts, bringing the listener to the sounds of isolation and communion that we experienced in our respective countries-from church bells, to “la bestia”, the train that carries migrants towards the US, to birds taking over the city of San Miguel de Allende, to city sounds. 8. THRUSH SONG Music by Paola Prestini. Excerpt from Figuring, by Maria Popova. Featuring Young People's Chorus of New York City and Magos Herrera. Soundscape by Sxip Shirey. 9. CUCURRUCUCU Lyrics and Music by Tomás Méndez. Featuring Magos Herrera and Musicians of Orquesta Sinfonica de Minería. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau.

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Celebrating Jazz Scorpios Nellie Lutcher and More

Read "Celebrating Jazz Scorpios Nellie Lutcher and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Today's broadcast celebrates many Jazz Scopios, with birthday shoutouts to Nellie Lutcher ("He's a Real Gone Guy, Hurry On Down"), Dizzy Gillespie, Fred Hersch, Dianne Reeves, Magos Herrera, Jimmy Heath, Freddy Cole, Anita O'Day and Fran Landesman ("Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," “Ballad of the Sad Young Men"). Thanks for listening and please ...

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We've Just Begun - A Review of Recent Recordings

Read "We've Just Begun - A Review of Recent Recordings" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Despite the pandemic, it has been a great year for new music. Today's broadcast includes new releases from cellist Tomeka Reid and pianist Carol Welsman, plus a review of various recordings that are on this year's preliminary Grammy ballot. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time ...


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