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Rafael Rosa

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Rafael has been driving himself ever since picking up the guitar at age 15 in his home Puerto Rico. Primarily self-taught and learning music by ear, it was a matter of time before formal education came into effect five years later at the Inter-American University. Rafael completed a BA Degree in Popular Music as it allowed the continuation of studying with the local greats: Ricardo Pons, Fernando Mattina, Ángel David Mattos, Aldemar Valentín, Francisco Serrano, Ismael Rodriguez Andrew Lazaro, Pedro Rivera Toledo, Hector Matos, L. Raúl Romero and Miguel Cubano. Under this collaboration of educators an extensive arsenal of Jazz, Funk, Latin, Rock, and Pop Music was absorbed. During these first years of college life Rafael performed weekly with his group 4 Corners, which featured Jonathan Suazo, Leonardo Osuna, and Dan Martinez

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Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings

Read "Kites and Strings" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Si parte con un episodio che potremmo definire post-bop, “Cedar Place," uno dei sette a firma di Ben Rosenblum, integrati da “Somewhere" di Leonard Bernstein, “Philadelphia" di Neil Young e un tradizionale bulgaro, ma in fondo è una falsa rivelazione, perché a seguire questa che è l'opera prima del giovane pianista e fisarmonicista newyorchese si sdipana ...

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Izpoved

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Label: One Trick Dog Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 3:51

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Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings

Read "Kites and Strings" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Ben Rosenblum uses a lot of different instrumental elements on this release. For starters, he himself plays both piano and accordion, and his sextet also features trumpet, reeds and guitar. In addition, vibraphone and trombone show up on some tracks. That creates a blend of various textures and sounds which bring variety to this program of ...

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Kites and Strings

Label: One Trick Dog Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cedar Place; Kites and Strings; Halfway to Wonderland; Fight or Flight; Somewhere; Philadelphia; Bright Above Us; Laughing on the Inside; Izpoved.

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Kites and Strings

Label: One Trick Dog Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cedar Place; Kites and Strings; Halfway to Wonderland; Fight or Flight; Somewhere; Philadelphia; Bright Above Us; Laughing on the Inside; Izpoved.

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Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings

Read "Kites and Strings" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Expectations are necessarily guarded when preparing to appraise a recording by the Nebula Project whose leader plays accordion. Be that as it may, any such uneasiness is quickly erased by Ben Rosenblum and his doughty ensemble whose music is decidedly colorful, melodic and accessible—which is not meant to undervalue diversity, another of its discernible points. Rosenblum, ...

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Rafael Rosa: Portrait

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Bomba Oscura; Sky Floor; Portrait: Wandering Magic; Portrait: Of a Woman; Portrait: Among the Clouds; New Recruit; Pensando en Agua; Devotion; Looking For.

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Rafael Rosa: Portrait

Read "Rafael Rosa: Portrait" reviewed by Ian Patterson


In jazz terms Puerto Rico has certainly punched above its weight, producing Juan Tizol--a mainstay of Duke Ellington's bands in the 1930s and 1940s, Eddie Gomez and Manolo Badrena--who came to prominence in the 1960s/1970s through their respective associations with pianist Bill Evans and Weather Report--and latterly David Sanchez. Lesser known--though perhaps that's soon to change--is ...

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New Recruit

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 10:03


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