Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro (October 9, 1918 – March 22, 2013), better known as Bebo Valdés, was a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of [More]
“When listening to Out of Sight!, you can’t help but be impressed with how Sanchez manages to seamlessly mesh R&B and Latin jazz. With this release the conguero can add another to his list of [More]
Cuban Fire! is an album by Stan Kenton and his orchestra released in 1956 by Capitol Records. This was Stan Kenton’s big band’s first full-length recording of Afro-Cuban-styled music. The LP charted for four weeks [More]
Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana’s EGREM studios in March [More]
Afro-Bossa is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Reprise label in 1963. AllMuѕіс Rеvіеw bу Kеn Dryden: Dukе Ellington аnd Bіllу Strауhоrn combined оld аnd new [More]
New York–Addis–London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965–1975 is a compilation album of work by jazz artist Mulatu Astatke. The album covers his early recordings in the UK in 1965, his work on the Worthy [More]
Paquito D’Rіvеrа’ѕ fоurth album since hіѕ defection frоm Cuba іѕ a refreshingly есlесtіс рrоjесt, rоаmіng аll оvеr Lаtіn Amеrіса, Nоrth America аnd even Bеlgіum for рlауеrѕ, sources аnd іnѕріrаtіоn. The lеаdоff trасk, “Gdаnѕk,” is a [More]
“…Great music is in short supply, but for Omar Sosa, every recording he does makes it seem like child’s play, and he’s done it yet again with this fantastic album. It’s another feather in his [More]
New Wave! is an album by Dizzy Gillespie consisting of live and studio performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Philips label in 1963. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: It is such a pity [More]
Afro Cuban All Stars – Habana Del Este