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March 2006    Artist Profiles

Kip Hanrahan: American Claveist

Bronx-raised Kip Hanrahan talks and talks and talks to me in a rapid-fire cadence as if he is trying to make up for lost time. This 51-year-old composer-bandleader-producer is excited because his American Clave label releases are now available in this country...


July/August 2005    Albums

Haitian Creole Jazz

New York quintet Mozayik quickly and promisingly defines Haitian Creole jazz with its first cut, a rendition of Duke Ellington's "Caravan." The guitar, bass and piano deliver a bop feel to this standard, then boom-congas, tin trumpets called kone, and various...


July/August 2005    Albums

Listen Here!
Eddie Palmieri

After revisiting his legendary Nuyorican songbook for La Perfecta II and Ritmo Caliente, 68-year-old pianist Eddie Palmieri takes on four compositions by his jazz heroes and adds six of his own Latin-jazz pieces to fill out Listen Here. Though largely restrained...

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