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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Acordando; Obsesion; Samba Pro Toninho; And Then She Smiles (Maya’s Song); Tu Mi Delirio; The Simple Life; O Escultor De Sons; Santa Clarita; Living Pictures; Terra Batida

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O Escultor De Sons

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 03:19

Otmaro Ruiz & Bruno Mangueira

OTMARO RUIZ Considered one of the most important jazz pianists in the current scene, Venezuelan Otmaro Ruiz is known for his versatility and virtuosity. After working intensively in Venezuela with artists such as Soledad Bravo and Ilan Chester, Otmaro moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to join the group of great names of the jazz world such as Alex Acuña, Justo Almario y, Abraham Laboriel, with whom he still collaborates in diverse projects. With an intense musical career, filled with concerts, workshops and recordings worldwide, Otmaro worked for 5 years with Dianne Reeves as a pianist and musical director

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Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...

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Alvas Showroom: The Art of Listening

Read "Alvas Showroom: The Art of Listening" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Allan Holdsworth was a giant, a genius, a gifted guitarist who had a great gauge for sound. An upper level musician can become less than that playing in a room, club, or hall that is beneath the caliber of their artistry. Holdsworth played the intimate and superbly sound engineered Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA many ...

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"Elemental" Is Anything But Elementary

"Elemental" Is Anything But Elementary

Low-end powerhouse and former Yellowjacket backbone, Jimmy Haslip collaborates with pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Otmaro Ruíz and virtuosic rhythm guru Jimmy Branly for a project that is a perfect mix of composition and broad audience appeal. Mastered by Grammy nominee Rich Breen (Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Peter Erskine, Charlie Haden and more), “elemental" is a ...

Otmaro Ruiz - Jimmy Branly - Jimmy Haslip

Grammy-nominated Pianist/Composer Otmaro Ruiz, Drummer Jimmy Branly and Bassist Jimmy Haslip team up together to create an incredible jazz trio album titled, "Elemental". For full bio on Otmaro Ruiz, Jimmy Branly and Jimmy Haslip visit: BlueCanoeRecords.com

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A Conversation with Douye

Read "A Conversation with Douye" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Douye is a seasoned singer whose soulful and delicate approach to jazz vocal has captured the interest of many in the last year. Her chart topping album Daddy Said So features top notch jazz musicians including: Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Essiet Okon, Curry Rawls, Zem Audu, Joel Scott, Clayton Cameron, Edwin Livingston, Kiyoshi ...

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Simon Phillips Protocol at Catalina Jazz Club

Read "Simon Phillips Protocol at Catalina Jazz Club" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Simon Phillips Protocol Catalina Jazz Club Hollywood, CA February 6, 2018 Early on, the very engaged crowd at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood knew we were in for a treat. Perhaps it was enough that drummer Simon Phillips and his quartet Protocol were ready to take the ...


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