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Dafnis Prieto Big Band: Back to the Sunset

Read "Back to the Sunset" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The alliance of Latin music and American jazz ripened on these shores more than seventy years ago, nourished by pioneers such as Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, Machito, Tito Puente and others. It has been carried forward and enhanced since then by a succession of remarkable innovators including in recent years the Cuban-born drummer Dafnis ...

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Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes

Read "Angel Eyes" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Latin Grammy Award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance lend their infectious hard-driving and percussive Latin-tinged sound to Angel Eyes, the group's fifth album staking one more claim for yet another future Latin Grammy nod. Known for their percolating percussion as well as dipping into straight ahead jazz, this Washington D.C. based octet lets the rumba rumble, the ...

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Take Five With Snow Owl

Read "Take Five With Snow Owl" reviewed by Juan Garcia-Herreros


Meet Snow Owl:Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known by his stage name Snow Owl, is a world-renowned electric bassist. He has performed with world famous stars like Elton John, Al Jarreau, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Christina Aguilera with his electric six-string contrabass guitar. Garcia-Herreros has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity ...

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The South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Trumpet Summit

Read "Trumpet Summit" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Following its self-titled South Florida Jazz Orchestra (MAMA Records, 2008) debut, this Miami-based big band now presents a power-infused second effort. The highly anticipated Trumpet Summit showcases several wonderful jazz trumpeters. Renowned bassist, and founder and director of the band, Chuck Bergeron was inspired to feature sounds of the trumpet after remembering all of the great ...

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Article: Live From New York

Sean Noonan, Richard Bona & Sugar Pie DeSanto

Read "Sean Noonan, Richard Bona & Sugar Pie DeSanto" reviewed by Martin Longley


Sean Noonan & Pavees Dance The Douglass Street Music Collective December 15, 2011 It might seem as though drummer/composer Sean Noonan was enjoying a quiet year in 2011, playing fewer gigs than usual. The reality is that he's been busy scribing new works, in preparation for a twin album ...


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