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The Spanish guitar is one of the most romantic and exotic instruments in the world of music, in my opinion. Artists like Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert, Johannes Linstead, a…
Since Anglo-Indian composer John Meyer's 1967 recordings, Indo/Jazz Fusion has developed into a genre in its own right, involving jazz musicians such as John McLaug…
South African a capella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, though most often singing in Zulu, has developed a sound that many listeners nonetheless recognize instantly, s…
Free Spirits is an Indo-jazz quartet who are rapidly making a name for themselves on their home terrain of the United Kingdom. Their self-titled debut album displays ava…
Kat Parra’s latest album Azucar de Amor is a culmination of ethnic influences with crimps of jazz standards. Produced by Parra’s trombonist Wayne Wallace, the alb…
Jamaican reggae crooner Daddy Rings (Everold Dwyer) has co-penned many hits amid his affiliation with King Jammy’s and other notables of the scene. As this 2008 r…
The internationalism of jazz has accounted for much of its innovation for at least the past decade. A restless and protean art form, jazz in hindsight may be described in i…
This disc, containing the multi-movement piece entitled, The Romanian-American Jazz Suite, was written by Sam Newsome & Lucian Ban. Saxophonist Newsome is origina…
Born in the West African nation of Benin, Lionel Loueke was spellbound by the movements of African rhythms, the fluid strokes of the guitar, and the passion evoked throu…
The Café Olé blends jazz elements with a unique twist of Spanish flamenco music. Based in Toronto, Canada, The Café Olé’s debut CD Cuanto Tardaré is the result of…