A New Kind of Soul is the debut album by American jazz pianist Larry Willis recorded in 1970 and originally released on the LLP label before being reissued US on Brunswick Records in 1972. “More [More]
Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods is an album by Dizzy Gillespie and Machito, featuring arrangements by Chico O’Farrill, recorded in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. “Here we have a summit meeting late in the careers [More]
Bossa Antigua is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1964 which were released on the RCA Victor label. The album title is a kind of pun: Bossa Antigua [More]
“The rhythms originated in West Africa and originally traveled to Cuba on the slave ships. Since then the music has gone back and forth across the Atlantic countless times, changing slightly on each occasion. This [More]
“Cal Tjader’s Brazilian explorations continue and actually deepen with this release, as he joins forces with a host of progressive young Brazilian musicians, all overseen by producer Airto Moreira. By now, Tjader had figured out [More]
“Bebo Valdés, one of the giants of Cuban music of the 1950s and the father of pianist Chucho Valdés, has lived in Stockholm since the early ’60s, including 34 years on which he did not [More]
World Sinfonia is an album by jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola that was released in 1991. “This album is dedicated to my friend Astor Piazzolla whose genius will forever inspire us.” – Al Di [More]
Phil Collins Big Band (conducted by Quincy Jones) – The Los Endos Suite – Live at the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival 1996. Phil Collins has made a number of appearances at Montreux over the years [More]
In a Latin Bag is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Verve label. “Cal Tjader recorded prolifically for Verve during the first half of [More]
George Edward “Ted” Heath (30 March 1902 – 18 November 1969) was an English musician and big band leader. Heath led what is widely considered Britain’s greatest post-war big band recording more than 100 albums [More]