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Pablo Vergara

Producer, pianist and composer Pablo Vergara is an award-winning musician who has performed across four continents. A classically-trained pianist in his native Chile, Pablo moved to New York to study with some of his jazz heroes like Barry Harris, Ron Carter and Bruce Barth. Since then he has worked with artists like saxophone legend Gato Barbieri, Grammy winners Dave Valentin and Paquito D'Rivera, Turkish music masters Husnu Senlendirici and Omar Faruk, Claudia Acuña, Fred Wesley, Edmar Castañeda, Alain Pérez, Bebel Gilberto, Mino Cinelu, Keith Carlock and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Vergara composed and produced the score for Alejandro Fernandez Almendras's ¨To Kill A Man¨, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and Dutch Circle of Film Critics Award at Rotterdam Film Festival

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Spirit Driven

Label: Four (friends Of Unseen Rain)
Released: 2013
Track listing: DISC 1: 1- Construction No.2, 2- Masouc, 3- Paulina's Prayer, 4- The Light Of Truth's Hight Is Not For Tender Leaves, 5- Obeahman DISC 2: 1- Construction No.1, 2- To Be With You, 3- Remember Haiti, 4- Cycle Of Life

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Article: Interview

Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass

Read "Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


My first encounter with Panagiotis Andreou was while covering a bass workshop that included him along with the likes of Richard Bona (Zawinul Syndicate, Mike Stern), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Dwayne “Mono Neon" Thomas (Prince, Ghost Note) and Wes Stephenson (The Funky Knuckles). All of these players seemed humbled by each other's presence during the opening ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

CD Release Gig! Live At The Jazz Standard Come and celebrate at the Jazz Standard on August 11th and 12th for the release party of the new album by the Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble. Experience these amazing musicians from all over the world who collaborated on this exciting new project—Live At The Jazz Standard. Featuring: Gregoire ...

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Article: Album Review

Tyrone Birkett | Emancipation: Post Modern Spirituals: The Promised Land

Read "Post Modern Spirituals: The Promised Land" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist and composer Tyrone Birkett's early output, particularly his In the Fullness of Time (Convergence Records, 2006) was dangerously close to the over-sentimental, syrupy and innocuous sounds of (gasp!) smooth jazz. What kept the record from falling over into that, much maligned, genre was Birkett's superlative improvisational chops and his robust devotional sense. On his sophomore ...

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Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Label: Four (friends Of Unseen Rain)
Released: 2013
Track listing: Construction No. 2; Masouc; Paulina’s Prayer; The Light of Truth’s High Noon Is Not for Tender Leaves; Obeahman; Construction No. 1; To Be with You; Remember Haiti; Cycle of Life.

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Article: Extended Analysis

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Read "Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


In a 1967 interview with Jazz & Pop magazine, John Coltrane stated: “I know that there are bad forces, forces put here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly for the good." In his lifetime and beyond, Coltrane has inspired artists to infuse ...


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