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Yolanda Duke with the Tito Puente Orchestra: Many Moods

In the heyday of the Latin big-band era, the undisputed titans-known as “The Big Three”-provided some of the most inspiring sounds ever heard this side of Havana. Machito, Tito Rodríguez and Tito Puente made their mark by forging new musical territory. For many, the most entertaining band was Puente’s. As musical eras came and went, … Read More “Yolanda Duke with the Tito Puente Orchestra: Many Moods”

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Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers : Chucho’s Steps

Much has been written about the dynasty of the Valdés family – no matter where they happen to dwell – and Chucho and father Bebo’s collective work will soon encompass a century of extraordinary output. Chucho Valdés belongs to that singular and often untouchable elite of Cuba’s prolific geniuses – all at once monstrously talented … Read More “Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers : Chucho’s Steps”

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Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro : ¡Sin Rumba no hay Son!

Without a doubt the sound of Cuban music has made its mark far beyond the island’s shores, and at the helm of its defining forms is the son. For over a century this vital Creole music has moved listeners and dancers alike, and one of the illustrious pioneers of the genre, bassist and composer Ignacio … Read More “Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro : ¡Sin Rumba no hay Son!”

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Phil Wilson’s Panamerican All-Stars: Celebrate the Music of Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim

Trombonist/arranger Phil Wilson has found himself gracing the bands of jazz great Woody Herman, arranging chart-topping and Grammy-nominated standards, and serving as an award-winning educator at the famed Berklee College of Music. This offering with friends and colleagues is ripe with the warmth and richness of Jobim’s gorgeous melodies, played effortlessly by a cast of … Read More “Phil Wilson’s Panamerican All-Stars: Celebrate the Music of Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim”

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Tony Mola: Samba + Samba

The debut solo recording from Brazilian percussionist-composer Tony Mola gives you exactly what the title suggests: samba-and lots of it. If you are looking to supplement your Brazilian collection with a representation of the rich and diverse rhythms of Brazil, this may not be the disc for you. If, however, you are an avid samba … Read More “Tony Mola: Samba + Samba”

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