By Caroline Taylor, Caribbean Beat Magazine Happy new year, and welcome to the latest digital-only edition of Caribbean Beat magazine, which rings in 2021 with a collection of Carnival memories, in images and words. T&T Carnival may be cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but it’s still a chance to reflect on what we truly … Read More
The Global Music Venue Jazz Fest Virtually Unites Global Artists & Young Musicians From January 15-17, 2021 The 3-day virtual event will showcase the talents of renowned global artists while offering educational opportunities for young musicians. Produced by Lolivone de la Rosa The inaugural Global Music Venue Jazz Fest will run January 15-17, 2021. Along … Read More
Chicago Drummer/Percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas to Release Visual Album Desafío Candente on March 24th via Woolgathering Records Inspired by Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America, Cortiñas’ new work explores the history of colonialism, imperialism and neoliberalism in Latin America with 30+ musicians and speakers from 11 different countries over the course of 14 tracks and … Read More
By delarue, New York Music Daily As grassroots resistance against the lockdown gains momentum and more parts of the country declare themselves free territory, we will soon have unprecedented opportunities to remake our world. As lockdowner governors are voted out and driven from office, we will have plenty of chances to give force of law … Read More
The Kaleidoscope Quintet- Dancing on the Edge by Michael van Gee This CD by the two masterful saxophonists and flautists Joe Lovano (*1952) and Dave Liebman (*1946), which was recorded at a concert on November 13th, 2013, in the well-known Deer Head Inn jazz club in Pennsylvania, can only be described as sensational, as it … Read More
By Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Acoustic Piano Gonzalo Rubalcaba (“Viento Y Tiempo – Live At Blue Note Tokyo” w/ Aymée Nuviola –Top Stop Music/Sony Music Latin Fima Chupakhin (“Water” – self release) Sam Hirsh (“Quite Frankly – Introducing Sam Hirsh” – Umadas Music) Mike Bond (“The Honorable Ones” – Bounce Castle) Electric Piano Shedrick Mitchell … Read More
By Luis Medina, Con Sabor The following are the recordings in Salsa, Musica Cubana and Latin Jazz that impressed me during this challenging year of 2020. I included the Top Singles category for the first time since that was a dominant trend in artists putting out singles rather than full length recordings in music this … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog What do you get when you mix Mexican, Israeli and British cultures into a contemporary jazz album? It’s like a ball of colorful yarn that unravels and spins songs featuring saxophones, guitars, drums and a splattering of keyboards? The answer is, “Trio Grande.” Read more here.
by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Blog In a New Music for 2021 blog post, Dee Dee McNeil has included reviews of Aaron Burnett & The Big Machine’s Jupiter Conjunct and Trio Grande. Read the full article here.
by Michael Ambrosino, 33third Trio Grande, Trio Grande If Sonny Rollins perfected the Jazz trio, then drummer Antonio Sanchez has perfected its distant electronic cousin. Trio Grande morphs Sanchez’s mastery with the talents of guitar savant Gilad Hekselman and fiery saxophonist Will Vinson, shaping an album that sounds much larger than just a trio. Propelled by this … Read More