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Caribbean Jazz Project, fronted by vibraphonist/marimba player, David Samuels, is a Latin-jazz combo made of equal percussion parts that when brought in with horns and k…
Vibraphonist, marimba-ist, composer and arranger Dave Samuels formed the Caribbean Jazz Project, a small ensemble of between five and seven members, in 1993 shortly afte…
From the Cafés cantantes to the gypsy festivals, the ardor of Flamenco music is the heartbeat of passionate string-driven romance. Whether it was the rubber-stamped clas…
Over the past decade or so, the trailblazing Tzadik label has firmly established the mutuality and stylistic symbiosis between Judaic and Latin music. This subgenre-between…
Steve Khan's Grammy nominated Borrowed Time is a bit of a jazz paradox. Despite several unconventional arrangements and long improvisations, Borrowed Time's a…
Some Latin jazz groups are able to extend the music out beyond the traditional forms and rhythms we all know and love. The New York City-based quartet Grupo los Santos make…
Pablo Ziegler was the pianist for the last - and some say greatest - quintet led by the legendary Tango innovator Astor Piazzolla. A classically trained pianist and compose…
New York guitarist Doug Munro has been around the jazz scene since the 1980s. He’s released a number of recordings as a leader, as well as appeared on over 30 other reco…
One of a series of extraordinary re-issues out on the Malanga Music imprint in 2007, this set from Cuban jazz piano maestro Chucho Valdes may well be the standout. Recor…
Fans of Latin Jazz may have a new favorite CD for their collection. Mark Weinstein’s latest exploration is entitled Con Alma, and features the brilliantly creativ…