Cuba, Contemporary Jazz, & iRESI: An Interview With Carlos Averhoff, Jr. By Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner We’re all products of our childhood, a fact that informs our art on every level. Our surroundings bring sounds into our ears and our lifestyle set up the way that we’ll approach the work of being a musician. … Read More
Carlos Averhoff Jr.: iRESI By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net This recording is one of the most visceral and heartfelt that Carlos Averhoff Jr. may have made. You would think that its audacity had something to do with making a leap of faith into an unknown, mystical world still inhabited by the Orishas, as … Read More
by Dave Sumner, Bird is the Word Nice contrast of surging locomotion and light-on-its-feet lyricism to tenor saxophonist Averhoff’s quintet set. Straight-forward bop expressed in a variety of ways, while keeping a strong cohesion to the album overall. Strong line-up with alto saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Aruan Ortiz, drummer Francisco Mela and bassist John Lockwood.
Fabulous Energy At This Jazz CD Release Show from Suze Reviews the Blues I realized I was part of what promised to be a special evening when I noticed that I was amidst many jazz luminaries (musicians, Berklee professors, radio personalities), all in attendance for Afro-Cuban tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr.‘s album release celebration at … Read More
By EDWARD BLANCO, All About Jazz Tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, Jr. draws on a rich cultural tradition blending infectious Afro-Cuban rhythms with intricate melodies delivered in a hard-driving manner on his impressive modern-styled, Latin jazz-tinged iRESI. A classically-trained musician from Cuba and the son of Miami-based saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, Averhoff, Jr. now resides in Boston … Read More