Horacio Hernandez, affectionally known as “El Negro” is one in-demand drummer! He has graced the efforts of Carlos Santana, and Afro Cuban sessions of Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Michel Camilo. He may be Cuba’s most famous exported present-day drummer. He had defected from Cuba to Italy, and now makes his home in the melting pot of New York City. His debut as a leader, Italuba, was nominated for a Grammy. Now he is back with Italuba II, a melange of rock, jazz, and Afro Cuban rhythms. It’s a winning mix as evidenced on the trumpet driven anthemic Te Prima; the lyrical straight ahead jazz of Afternoon at the Boulevard; and the fusion Metheny-like, Mr. Also highly enjoyable is the Caribbean feel of Meridien, dedicated to Paquito D’Rivera.
Dino Saluzzi can still surprise us. Who knew that the master of the bandoneon had, for decades, been stockpiling compositions for other instruments? This album of pieces for piano features music written between 1960 and 2002, variously conceived in Salta, Buenos Aires, Stuttgart and on the road. It is music of great diversity, both distinct from and connected to Dino’s work as storytelling, improvising bandoneonist.
Violinist Christian Howes is a technically proficient, forward-thinking musician with a bent toward progressive jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Howes began playing classical violin at age five and by his teens was competing in various national classical competitions as well as pursuing a burgeoning interest in jazz improvisation. At age 19, however, Howes was convicted on a drug charge and sentenced to four years in a medium security prison.
The remarkable jazz bassist Horacio Fumero Barcelona-resident returns to Argentina to present material from his new album, alongside two talented young Argentines Francisco Lo Vuolo pianist and trumpeter Mariano Loiácono.
Conversations from the bitter suburb is comprised of two discs, entitled, Day and Night, the first one is recorded in Rec studies of Buenos Aires, while on the contrary the second is a live recording performed at Cafe Vinyl the same city.
A new release of Horacio Fumero & Alber Bover, two references of Spanish Jazz.The album, "Caminhos Cruzados", offers intense emotions because of the sensitive and original reinterpretation of standards from artists such as Jobim, Ellington or Monk, and their own compositions that both musicians bring to "Caminhos Cruzados"