PODCAST: Puerto Rican Drummer Henry Cole Discusses Heritage, New Record – Jazziz

November 17, 2021Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

By Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Puerto Rican master drummer/composer/arranger Henry Cole is known for his versatility and groove. Over the years, he has performed with many of the greats, from Miguel Zenón to Gary Burton and beyond. During this time of intense activity, he also developed his own idiosyncratic “mestizo sound,” which synthesizes African, Indigeound and … Read More

REVIEW: Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s ‘Skyline’ – All About Jazz

November 16, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Geno Thackara, All About Jazz “The Havana-born pianist played quite a few of his own early-career performances alongside Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette after first settling in Florida in the 1990s, and the romping Skyline is a celebration of his heroes-turned-colleagues as much as a showcase for Rubalcaba’s own key-pounding. The leader has enough skill and fluid versatility at … Read More

REVIEW: Henry Cole’s ‘Buscando La Vida’ – Glide Magazine

November 15, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine “Buscando La Vida was born from two very different events – a fire that destroyed master drummer, composer, and arranger Henry Cole’s NYC apartment and an unexpected New Jazz Works grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation once he had relocated to his native Puerto Rico. With both the loss and the gain occurring … Read More

REVIEW: Michael Stephenson Meets the Alexander Claffy Trio – Talkin’ Broadway

November 15, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway Looking for variety in song styles and versatility of performance? You’ll find it on the rewarding release named Michael Stephenson Meets the Alexander Claffy Trio. If the title suggests all parties are meeting for the first time, we must ignore that because singer-saxophonist Stephenson and bassist/bandleader Claffy have been friends … Read More