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Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World

After three albums co-billed with his band the Latin Jazz Explosion, percussionist Sammy Figueroa stands on his own for Imaginary World. But not entirely-although his name graces the top of the album cover, a bit farther down it notes “featuring Silvano Monasterios & Gabriel Vivas,” and that’s important stuff. The Venezuelan pianist and bassist, respectively, … Read More “Sammy Figueroa: Imaginary World”

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Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser: Talisman

Before percussionist Sammy Figueroa proved himself masterful at everything from bebop and vocalist accompaniment to rock and R&B-with a résumé stretching from Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Mark Murphy to Blondie, David Bowie, Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin-he cut his musical teeth in Brazilian/Latin fusion as co-founder, with guitarist and bandleader Bobby Valentín, … Read More “Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser: Talisman”

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