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Rubén Blades

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Rubén Blades was born in a rooming house in a small Latin American country, but he refused to see limitations or barriers; his work has crossed geopolitical borders, cultures, and genres, and has made an impact throughout the world. He has won 17 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, and this year returns to star in the AMC television series Fear the Walking Dead. As a composer and vocalist, Blades is one of the most successful artists in Latin music. His landmark albums in classic Afro-Cuban salsa are touched with rock, jazz, pan-Latin, and worldwide influences. His 2017 album Salsa Big Bandwas named the Latin Grammy Album of the Year

Album

Salswing!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Paula C; Pennies from Heaven; Mambo Gil; Ya No Me Duele; Watch What Happens; Cobarde; Do I Hear Four?; Canto Niche; The Way You Look Tonight; Contrabando; Tambó

Article: Album Review

Rubén Blades: Salswing!

Read "Salswing!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Se amate il jazz delle orchestre latine e avete adorato lo swingante incontro di Frank Sinatra con Count Basie non perdetevi quest'album appena pubblicato da Ruben Blades con l'orchestra di Roberto Delgado. Come indica il titolo è una fusione tra Salsa e Swing e si sviluppa in undici brani del songbook jazzistico (due di essi presenti ...

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres 2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres  2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the holiday season with the premiere of Big Band Holidays on December 19, and A New Years Eve Celebration: Live From Dizzy’s on December 31—two new virtual concerts featuring iconic guest artists and emerging stars in jazz. Tickets for each virtual holiday event are available on jazz.org. Big Band Holidays Featuring ...

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Article: Album Review

Robby Ameen: Diluvio

Read "Diluvio" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Perhaps it's a flood of rhythm that the title and cover art refer to on this third leader outing from drumming dynamo Robby Ameen. A heavy hitter in Afro-Cuban circles for decades, Ameen's frangible linear Latin funk workouts, intricate rhythmic roadmapping, song-serving chops and good taste have earned him an overwhelmingly positive reputation. Everybody from musical ...

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Article: Live Review

Harriet Tubman at SFJAZZ

Read "Harriet Tubman at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


Harriet Tubman SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA January 23, 2020 The electric bass, electric guitar and drum trio Harriet Tubman stands apart in the music world. As guitarist Brandon Ross notes, they are electrified yet based on spiritual influences such as the late Alice Coltrane, the late John Coltrane's wife who ran ...

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Article: Radio

Never Forget to Say Thank You

Read "Never Forget to Say Thank You" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week we feature Grammy nominees and finalists from the Hot House/Jazzmobile NYC Readers Jazz Awards, a new release from Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu, plus birthday shout outs to June Christy, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mandel, Etta Jones, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Michelle Ann May of Musique Noire, among others. Playlist Musique Noire “Pretty ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Newvelle Muri

Read "Newvelle Muri" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Swiss drummer/percussionist and composer, Stephan Diethelm lived in Zimbabwe for several years and was musically influenced by the African rhythms he heard. He had appeared on four albums when he launched the Muri Series, an ongoing succession of concerts that began in 2002, sometimes called Musig im Pflegidach. Pflegidach is a monastery that dates to the ...

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Article: Radio

Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life

Read "Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Much to celebrate this week with new releases from MaryJo Mundy and Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, plus birthday shout outs to the great Dorothy Fields in the first hour, Phoebe Snow in the second hour, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Ruben Blades, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Scott, Helen Merrill and guitarist Mary Osborne, among others, with a collection ...

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Article: Year in Review

2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...


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