Tag: Latin jazz

Sunday Jazz: Fantastic New Music from Negroni’s Trio — On the Way

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One of the downsides to so much good music coming out this year is that I don't get nearly enough time to enjoy or write about everything I want. And so I've been remiss in mentioning one of the many great new albums from this year -- On the Way by Negroni's Trio. I very recently discovered the trio -- Puerto Rican-born pianist José Negroni and his son Nomar on drums, as well as a rotating bassist -- through the magic of the internet and they are my favorite current jazz act. In many ways they've supplanted The Bad Plus as my go-to group for adventurous, muscular jazz. If you really want to get technical, you can consider their music Latin jazz, but that's just a label. What it is is stirring, melodic, daring music that any music fan can appreciate. On the Way -- the group's seventh
Sunday Jazz: Cal Tjader, “Shoshana”

Sunday Jazz: Cal Tjader, “Shoshana”

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Yesterday would've been Cal Tjader's 86th birthday. In honor of the late, great vibraphonist and Latin musician -- who died of a heart attack on May 5, 1982 at age 56 -- let's listen to just one of his many brilliant contributions to Latin jazz. This is "Shoshana," originally released posthumously in 1984 on Good Vibes (Concord) and later released as part of the two-CD set called Cool Fire. Tjader was joined for the recording sessions by Mark Levine on piano, Poncho Sanchez on congas, Vince Lateano on drums and timbales, Roger Glenn on flute and percussion, and finally Gary Foster on flute, soprano and alto saxophone. Enjoy Cal Tjader's "Shoshana"! Related articles Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences eliminates the Latin Jazz Category (theurbanflux.wordpress.com) Sunday