Mark Strohschein

Mark Strohschein

With Latin guitar legend Carlos Barbosa-Lima, you know what to expect clean playing, adherence to the melody, fully competent ancillary players and a vast repertoire that o…
Introspection. It’s something that youthful Brazilian mandolin master Hamilton de Holanda indulges in more and more these days, as witnessed by his 2007 solo release Int…
There is an old adage that suggests that one will inevitably return home again to discover his true identity, walking those same hallowed streets of his antecedents. Such i…
If you’re looking for a CD that reflects all that is good about New Orleans and why its musical and cultural importance is unequivocally important, then look no further …
Decorated Latin jazz master Arturo Sandoval has said ".... [M]y philosophy has always been that I love music. I don't want to be remembered as a jazz trumpeter. I'd like…
Listening to Eric Dolphy is like being trapped in an endless labyrinth filled with abstract paintings whose images are supposed to give you a hint to the question, "So, how…
Pee Wee Russell, one of the most imaginative clarinetists jazz has ever witnessed, will forever be memorialized on his career-capping collection, Portrait of Pee Wee<…
The Portuguese word roda translates as "wheel," but it is also refers to a circle around which musicians play and dancers dance. On his latest Brazilian-jazz rele…
The "jazz trio" puts a premium on dynamic, independent, instrumental voicing, since there is a wealth of musical space out there for each player to explore. On its secon…
With the recent passing of the legendary Brazilian-born composer Moacir Santos, his last collaboration, Choros & Alegria, takes on even more significance. Althoug…
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