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Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground Featuring Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah & the Underground: Spiral Mercury

Unlike many of his contemporaries, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has never hesitated to embrace new technological trends, nor has he seemed to worry much about high art/low art distinctions. So it shouldn’t be surprising that this set, recorded live at the Jazz em Agosto Festival in Lisbon in 2013, finds him insinuating himself into the acoustic/electronic … Read More “Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground Featuring Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah & the Underground: Spiral Mercury”

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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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