Sound Of Red Album Release


UnknownVocalist René Marie, a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist with a style firmly rooted in the blues, will add another album to her acclaimed discography. Motéma Music releases Sound Of Red Today. Sound Of Red will be Marie’s fourth album for Motéma, having debuted on the label in 2011 with The Voice Of My Beautiful Country. She is joined on the project by musical guests that include saxophonist Sherman Irby, trumpeter Etienne Charles and guitarist Romero Lubambo. Listen now!

Album Review: ‘In Movement’ & ‘Return’


The New York TimesThere’s a sly urgency in Jack DeJohnette’s backbeat, which combines a strong forward pull with something cagey and equivocal. That rhythmic signature is crucial to the feel of some Miles Davis albums from the early 1970s and a range of other music since. The latest example is “In Movement,” the debut ECM release by an exploratory trio with Mr. DeJohnette on drums and piano, Ravi Coltrane on saxophones and Matthew Garrison on electronics and bass guitar. Continue reading here.

Adiós Tour – Cuba Farewell


Adios Tour CubaCuba has the best calling card a country can dream of: its most genuine and traditional music has been carried to every corner of the planet in the hands of the legendary and top class artists who form the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®. Now these exceptional musical ambassadors will return to their homeland to celebrate the grand finale of the farewell “ADIÓS TOUR” which started off in 2014. The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® global journey could not end other than in the place where it all began. Cuba, home to these unique artists and the eternal cradle of essential rhythms, will be the final point of the “Adiós Tour” this Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th respectively at Teatro Karl Marx en La Habana. Having toured the world for so many years, this will be a unique opportunity for Cubans themselves to enjoy a phenomenon that is 100% native to Cuba!


Jack DeJohnette’s ‘In Movement’


Jack DeJohnette In MovementThere is a lot of history concentrated in the new trio led by longtime ECM stalwart Jack DeJohnette. Fifty years ago, as a young drummer sitting in with John Coltrane’s group, he played with the fathers of both Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison. Ravi, an accomplished saxophonist in his own right nowadays, not only had an iconic father but also the questing keyboardist-harpist Alice Coltrane as his mother. Matthew, bassist and electronic experimentalist, is the son of Jimmy Garrison, the bassist of the classic Coltrane quartet. For In Movement, their first album together, DeJohnette, Coltrane and Garrison touch upon multiple legacies, starting with that of John Coltrane. New Album out now.

Bye Bye Barcelona


Omara BarcelonaOn Monday 4th the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Clu® along with Omara Portuondo said Good bye to the lovely city of Barcelona. Jordi Bianciotto was there and reviewed the show for the Spanish newspapper El Periódico. Learn more here.

Quality Music at VeszprémFest


Omara Portuondo Diego CigalaWorld stars of jazz, classical, pop, and world music will visit Hungary once again as the town of Veszprém will hold its annual cultural festival in June. This year Lisa Stansfield and Jamie Cullum will perform in Veszprém on 15 and 16 July respectively, while the day of the world music with Omara Portuondo and Diego el Cigala will be 13 July.

Andrea Motis fortcoming album


Captura de pantalla 2016-05-04 a las 16.41.25Last month Andrea Motis travelled to New York to start her new project for the legendary jazz label Impulse!

From March 24th to the 30th Andrea along with her quintet recorded at the Carriage House Studios with sound engineer Jay Newland and Brian Bacchus, as musical producer. The new proyect will count with very special collaborations  such as Scott RobinsonJoel FrahnWarren WolfGil GoldsteinCafe da Silva and Perico Sambeat.

My Country My Music


Roberto FonsecaRoberto Fonseca will be playing at the CapeTown Jazz Festival next April 1st. Cuban pianist has the opportunity to talk with Prensa Latina about this solo performance and many other projects and shows. Learn more here

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