“Flamenco Sketches began as a commission from the Barcelona Jazz Festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. The album is a re-visioned reading of the compositions on the iconic Davis album — in different order — as well as two other Davis compositions, “Nardis” (which he never recorded) and “Serpent’s [...]
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Many of the most cherished standards in jazz were born as popular songs. In fact, through the course of jazz history, popular songs have served as a source of inspiration for jazz artists. They still do. Now, in his new recording of classic Puerto Rican songs, saxophonist, composer and arranger Miguel Zenón brings that jazz [...]
Check Our Catalog “The pairing of Afro-Majorcan vocalist Concha Buika and Afro-Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés has apparently been a long time coming. But they are here together on this lovely recording, featuring songs from a wide variety of composers, in a handful of duets, or with the Valdés’ band backing them…Clearly a chemistry exists here, [...]
Check Our Catalog “It’s a serene, completely agreeable hour…. Chucho has a bit of an edge with speed, power and dexterity, but here and there, especially when they deftly switch roles of ostinato and soloing, it can become hard to guess who’s who. Bebo is an elegant musician, but also one who won’t be outdone; [...]