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Mario Bauza

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When Prudencio Mario Bauzá stepped off the boat from Havana onto the docks in New York, in 1930, he brought with him a sophisticated knowledge of Cuban music, and a respect and penchant for American jazz. He would be a key figure in the integration of both musical principals and come to be known as “the father of Latin Jazz”. Born in the Cayo Hueso section of La Habana, Cuba, on Apr. 28, 1911, Mario had a special musical talent, and began formal lessons as a child. He studied music at the Municipal Academy of Cuba, and by the age of nine was clarinetist at the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra, where he remained for three years

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News: Recording

Pianist/Composer Marcus Persiani 'The Proper Time' Features George Coleman, Wayne Escoffrey And More!

Pianist/Composer Marcus Persiani 'The Proper Time' Features George Coleman, Wayne Escoffrey And More!

Marcus Persiani is a pianist, composer and arranger who has performed and toured with many luminary musicians throughout his career. First influenced by the sound of Debussy's melodies echoing from the piano through his home, he was drawn to jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, and McCoy Tyner. His journey has taken him from jny: ...

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Article: Liner Notes

David Hazeltine: Blues Quarters, Vol.2

Read "David Hazeltine: Blues Quarters, Vol.2" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


A lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge since the last time that David Hazeltine got together with Eric Alexander for the initial 1998 session billed as Blues Quarters Vol.1 (Criss 1188). As strong a showing as the pianist and his cohorts made on that initial release, I think all would agree this latest ...

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Article: Book Review

L'autobiografia di Henry Threadgill in primo piano

Read "L'autobiografia di Henry Threadgill in primo piano" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Easily Slip into Another World Henry Threadgill, Brent Hayes Edwards 402 pagine ISBN: # 9781524749071 Knopf 2023 D'imminente pubblicazione, l'autobiografia di Henry Threadgill è destinata a lasciare il segno entro il mondo del jazz, nella cultura statunitense e nella musica contemporanea in generale. È un testo ...

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Article: Album Review

Roxana Amed: Unánime

Read "Unánime" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La relazione tra jazz e musiche latine è quanto mai vasta e risale ai primi del Novecento ma il termine latin jazz è stato generalmente limitato alle relazioni col bacino caraibico, rese popolari dai vari Machito, Mario Bauza, Tito Puente, Chico O'Farrill eccetera. La cantante argentina Roxana Amed è tra quelle personalità musicali ...

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Article: Album Review

Noah Bless: New York Strong—Latin Jazz!

Read "New York Strong—Latin Jazz!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When it comes to Latin jazz, trombonist Noah Bless is no novice, having gigged in and around New York City for the better part of three decades with such Latin stars as Paquito D'Rivera, Mario Bauza, Oscar D'Leon, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon and Eddie Palmieri, and sat in with the Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and ...

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Article: Under the Radar

The Archive of Contemporary Music

Read "The Archive of Contemporary Music" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In Lower Manhattan, sits a musical gold mine. It's the motherlode of recorded music though the small, brightly colored sign above a grey steel door provides only a cryptic clue. The dusty window display of rare 78 RPM records, broken into erratic pie charts serves as a vestige of the past and a cautionary tale about ...

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Article: Lyrics

Bill Dixon e Cecil Taylor: iniziò a Verona

Read "Bill Dixon e Cecil Taylor: iniziò a Verona" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La pubblicazione di quest'inedita incisione in studio documenta un momento storico: il magistrale e fugace confronto artistico tra Bill Dixon e Cecil Taylor dell'estate 1992. I due protagonisti del free dettero il 25 giugno di quell'anno un concerto a Verona Jazz, nei giorni seguenti s'esibirono a Vienne (Francia) e subito dopo entrarono in studio ...

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Article: Album Review

Lolly Allen: Coming Home

Read "Coming Home" reviewed by Jack Bowers


There was a time, and it wasn't that long ago, when women in jazz—apart from singers and the occasional pianist—were seen by many observers as unsolicited interlopers whose impact in what was essentially a male bastion could be no more than minimal at best. Needless to say that is no longer the case, as women's voices ...

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Article: Live Review

Chucho Valdes with Special Guest Chick Corea at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Read "Chucho Valdes with Special Guest Chick Corea at Jazz at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Doug Hall


Chucho Valdes with Special Guest Chick Corea Jazz at Lincoln Center The Rose Theater New York, NY November 16, 2019 Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the Rose Theater, witnessed a very special meeting which occurred on-stage between two legendary jazz pianists, Chucho Valdés and Chick Corea. Both musically prolific, ...


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