sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Yoser Rodriguez emerges with eloquent creativity CD "Pollen"

Pollen Yoser Rodriguez (Lulaworld Records, 2016) Pollen is Cuban-born, Toronto musician Yoser Rodriguez’ first solo project bridging the worlds of pop, world and jazz, with songs exploring the immigrant experience in Canada, environmental issues, love and friendship. Following in the footsteps of fellow Cuban Canadian, Juno and Latin Grammy-winner Alex Cuba, Rodriguez is part of the new generation of genre-defying Cuban singer-songwriters.

  bass playing, Pollen is a rich and sinuous journey with Brazilian, African, Trinidadian, Cuban, funk and soul influences. Co-produced by pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, the album’s singular musical vision draws on the talents of some of Canada’s finest players and vocalists and points to the exploding Latin/world scene in Toronto, Ontario.

Four of Canada’s most accomplished world jazz drummers, Chendy León (Cuba), Marito Marquez (Portugal), Amhed Mitchel (Cuba) and Maninho Costa (Brazil) join Peruvian-born percussionist Luis Orbegoso to construct the enchanting rhythmic diversity of the recording, with additional vocals provided by fellow Cubano, Adonis Puentes and Venezuelan singer and composer Eliana Cuevas. The Cuban contingent on the recording also includes powerhouse trumpeter Alexis Baro, electric guitarist Elmer Ferrer and fellow bassist Roberto Riverón.

Yoser Rodríguez was a popular bass player on Havana’s salsa and jazz scenes before moving to Canada over a decade ago and has worked with Jane Bunnett, Hilario Durán, Jeremy, Jesse Cook, Alex Cuba and Adonis Puentes. He is well-known as bassist for the Lula All Stars, Canefire and Alexis Baro.

This is the fourth release by the Juno-winning Toronto world label, Lulaworld Records, a joint project of Toronto’s primary world music venue Lula Lounge and the not-for-profit, Lula Music and Arts Centre. Also on the label are Lula All Stars’ “Salsa de la buena,” The Heavyweights’ “Brasstronomical” and Quique Escamilla’s “500 years of night” (Juno winner for best world music album 2015).

Pollen was produced with support from the Ontario Arts, Toronto Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Yoser Rodriguez Notes:

Cuban-born Toronto bassist Yoser Rodriguez bridges the worlds of pop, world and jazz, drawing on the talents of some of Canada’s finest players and vocalists working within the genres of Latin jazz and salsa. With the potential to follow in the footsteps of fellow Latin Grammy-winning Alex Cuba, Rodriguez is the next generation of genre-defying Cuban singer-songwriters.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba - 10th. Anniversary Book: Of the Best in 2016

"Undoubtedly this is the Book of the Year of Photography Jazz. An entire editorial graphic event ... and above all shows the value of the shots in action, it is really exciting, eloquent. Valuable work for Erik Eman, Friso Veenman and his photography professionals, Also to the happy sponsors". Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe.-

Words by Erik Eman:


Now in its 10th year, Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival has fulfilled my vision of unifying people using music and culture. I dream of an Aruban venue that would bring together international and local musicians who would perform jointly, attracting a multigenerational crowd of music lovers from all over, who would come together to experience great music, art, dance and food. That dream was the seed of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival.

I want to celebrate and remember this decade of Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Looking back, those 10 years were insane! Not just because of the planning which needed to come together to make the festival happen and not only because I made so many people crazy on the road to ensure that it did, but because we succeeded!

There are many stories to tell. When we created our first edition in 2007, we didn't have a dime to spare, but we did have Michel Camilo. A few years later we were able to bring David Sanborn, making a spetacular night magic, when he spontaneously jammed with the 12 amazingly talented Cuban women who make up Anacaona. In 2010 when we brought Marcus Miller, one of my favorite bass players, I was able to cross a big wish off of my bucket list. The following years allowed me to cross off more wishes on that list when we managed to book other big names and big talent such as Angie Stone, Eddie Palmieri, Candy Dulfer, Richard Bona and Raul Midon. In another memorable night we matched Dutch trumpeter Maite Hontelé with Oscar D' Leon. One of the memories that is emblazoned on my mind, is when Mike Stern called me from his hotel asking that I find some local guitar players that he could jam with after hours because he didn't want the music to stop. George Benson, Liv Warfield and Earth Wind & fire and RH Factor all are a part my life now, instead of on my wish list.

In those 10 years, many talented local artists made incredible impressions showing off our island's musical talent. We challenged music students by giving them an international stage to perform on. We arranged for established international musicians to give workshop to our local students, inspiring more youngsters to make music. We convinced locally known and unknown artists to work together, creating a yearly exposition in various mediums and we brought pleasure to foodies with a mix of local and international cuisine.

This anniversary book is a photographical voyage down memory lane, highlighting all of those great perfomances. It's also a tribute to those who made CSJF possible. It's my way of giving a big thank you to the audience! Your support throughout these past ten years drove me to continue on. I will be counting on bringing new and old artists in the coming years. Keep visiting us!

Erik Eman: top leader of the Caribbean Sea Jazz
Festival - Aruba and is also notable bass player

Erik at the end of this extraordinary book, graphic document of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival through his existence, is thanked for his wife Martha, Friso Veenman - his great ally - Barbara de Haan, Paulien ter Meulen, Harry Koeman, Patrick Melchiors, Minister Otmar Oduber and others.

En esta misma web pueden encontrar la informacion completa y fotos del CSJF 2016 y el libro lo pueden adquirir comunicandose con las oficinas de CSJF.

From now on we want to inform you that the edition of this year 2017 will take effect, if God wants the days 15 and 16 of September.

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lunes, 2 de enero de 2017

Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group Live Jan. 11!


Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group

Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group to perform at the E Spot Lounge, January 11th at 8pm

Reserve your tickets HERE. (Scroll down to January 11th and follow link to reserve seats and purchase tickets)


Fischer CDs and LPs make great gifts for the Holiday!

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Need help finding Clare Fischer Vinyl, older CDs and rare collectibles? Please send your inquiries here.

All Fischer scores & parts are available for purchase, some now in PDF form! Click hereto inquire about your favorite pieces or to license Fischer music for your own album.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2016

Luis Raul Montell on behalf of Jazz Caribe thanks all his friends, relatives and allies for the support he has received throughout the year.

I wish you Merry Christmas and Prospero 2017 wishing you every kind of success in your activities.

Isla de Margarita, Venezuela 12/23/2017

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miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2016

Rachel Therrien in wave with new CD "Pensamiento"

Explore “Pensamiento”, the new album from trumpeter Rachel Therrien


Rachel Therrien is proud to present ‘Pensamiento’, her third album as a leader. Originally released in the summer of 2016, the album is now available on iTunes and internationally.

“Pensamiento” presents a fusion of Colombian rhythms from both Pacific and Atlantic cultures, mixed with the jazz philosophy of conversation and improvisation. The album features a dynamic ensemble of 13 musicians from different towns across Colombia and was recorded over the course of four days at Quantica Music Studios of Santiago Jimenez and Mauro Castillo in Bogota. Currulao, Abosao, Mapale and Tamborito are some of the rhythms featured on the 11 pieces composed and/or arranged by Rachel Therrien. “This inspiration originally came from a one month tour I did all over Colombia with the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra,” she says, adding, “before we left Montreal, I had a thought, a vision (“Pensamiento”) to record something of my own at the end of the tour with local musicians.”

With a strong knowledge of authentic Atlantic Culture, as opposed to the more commercialized version found in North America, she had a clear path of inspiration. But the real “sparkle” of the record came within the first days of the tour when she discovered the Pacific Culture at the Feria de Cali during the Pacific day. (El dia del Pacifico). It was then that she decided to honor those lesser known rhythms by creating a project presenting those two poles of the rich Colombian Culture.

The musicians of “Pensamiento” include: Jacobo Velez - Sax & Voice, Carlos Peralta - Guitar & Voice, Holman Alvarez - Piano & Voice, Javier Pinto - Bass & Voice, Ramon Berrocal - Drum & Voice, La Wey - Percussion & Marimba & Voice, Juan Carlos Arrechea Mina - Percussion & Marimba & Voice, Humberto Barrios Madiedo - Percussion, John Edward Arrechea Mina - Percussion, Rachel Therrien - Trumpet, Composition & Arrangements, Chongo - Percussion, Santiago Jimenez - Tiple & Voice, Mauro Castillo - Trombone.


Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Rachel Therrien already boasts an enviable CV and is considered one of the most promising jazz musicians, playing in a variety of music styles and enriching her talent with experiences from many different cultures. Winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star, she has shared stages in clubs, concerts and TV shows all around North and South America and the Caribbean with many world-class musicians.

Therrien holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from University of Montreal, a degree in arts management, a certificate from Instituto Supérior de Arte, in Havana-Cuba and she was selected to participate in 2012, to the Banff Center Jazz and Creative Music workshop held by Dave Douglas and Vijay Iyer. She has worked with a large number of mentors and teachers including Ron DiLauro, Elpidio Chappotin, Laurie Frink, John McNeil, Jonathan Finlayson, Clarence Penn, Ralph Alessi, and many more.

Her quintet with Simon Page on bass, Charles Trudel on Piano, Alain Bourgeois on drums and Benjamin Deschamps on sax, has released two albums, “On Track” (2011) and “Home Inspiration” (2014).  Since the release of the second album on the Multiple Chord Music  label, she has toured as a bandleader in Mid-Ouest USA, Mid-Canada (Ontario), and New York City, in a list of clubs and Festivals. Rachel will also continue to host the Montreal Jazz Composers Series, an event that she founded in 2013 to contribute to Montreal’s jazz community. She is now based in New York City.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

Ismael East Carlo presents with Bobby Matos a compilation of spoken word and Afro Latin Jazz ¨PROVOCATEUR¨

Café con Bagels began with a tip jar on the streets of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, the art city of California. This is where our Provocateur Avant Garde approach to music, spoken word, a dance music was created, what fun!

Provocateur is the product of observation to the injustices brought about because of the inhumanity to man. And as well love, for what is life without love?

Ismael ‘East’ Carlo, a stage, TV, and movie actor with forty years experience has appeared in countless productions in all mediums.

Bobby Matos and Ismael ‘East’ Carlo are transplants of New York City. (Bobby’s from the Bronx, Ismael from Manhattan. ) Bobby’s approach is music, Ismael is more the observer, which is why he became an actor and now dedicates himself to writing. He wrote most of the words on this CD, a good combination, Latin Jazz and spoken word, PROVOCATIVE.

The musicians on this CD brought their talents and contributions by way of creativity and wanting to share their emotions to that that Bobby and Ismael had written. This is what makes this such a different piece of work. It’s raw, it’s real, and it brings elements to which we look for answers, and perhaps there are no answers, but we know the answer by way of our emotions, and that is the beauty of the soul speaking through music, Latin Jazz, Ismael’s and Bobby’s way, with an Avant Garde open mind Provocateur approach.

Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

Brazzamerica CD Release Show Thurs., Dec. 15th Sets 8 & 10 pm @ Zinc Bar, New York

CD Release Show
Thursday, December 15th
Sets 8 & 10 pm $20
@ Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street
(btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Greenwich Village New York 10012
212-477-ZINC (9462)

Cidinho Teixeira-Piano
Leco Reis-Bass
Edson Ferreira-Drums


In the fresh sounds of Brazzamerica, three veteran Brazilian-American musicians
tell their life story in the universal language of great music.

What can you expect from Brazzamerica? The name says it all. “We wanted to show the flavor of the music, we wanted a name that would say: We play Brazilian music, jazz, and American music,” explains Brazzamerica bassist Leco Reis. Following their goal of expressing themselves with something more personal than simply familiar Brazilian music, they created a harmonious and intriguing blend reflecting “not just our experience as Brazilians who came to the U.S., but how our music changed from living here. Our music tells our story.”
On their self-titled debut recording, Brazzamerica, pianist Cidinho Teixeira, bassist Leco Reis, and drummer Edson Ferreira display an exciting level of telepathy, communication, and understanding in their musical interactions. Such synchronicity can’t be forced, only developed over time. The threesome has been gigging steadily in New York for the past five years, a rare luxury these days, and the result is this CD full of delightful music that will leave listeners wishing for more.
All three are Brazil born and enjoyed striking musical success in their native land before making the move to the U.S. While Brazzamerica is basically a collective, with each member contributing ideas and arrangements, bassist Leco Reis and drummer Edson Ferreira have the utmost respect for their senior colleague, pianist Cidinho Teixeira, who composes much of their repertoire. “He’s been a force in Brazilian music for so long, he has his own identity and he inspires us,” Reis declares.
Pianist Cidinho Teixeira gained renown in his native Brazil before moving to the U.S. two decades ago. To this day, he is so beloved that the cream of the Brazilian music crop is likely to show up to pay their respects at Teixeira’s gigs.
An in-demand composer, arranger, and pianist, Teixeira has extensive global touring and recording experience, accompanying renowned musicians such as Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Lene Andrade, Gal Costa, Simone, and Harry Belafonte. The pianist has recorded with cult favorites like singers Mark Murphy and Blossom Dearie.
Teixeira has released a half-dozen albums in his own name, ranging from solo and duo efforts to large ensembles, from studio recordings to live at Zinc Bar. Long acclaimed by fellow musicians for his prodigious rhythm chops, Teixeira was inspired to share his expertise by writing a book on the subject, “Brazilian Rhythm on the Keyboard.”
Bassist Leco Reis has been in demand on New York’s music scene for more than 10 years. In addition to Brazilian and jazz, listeners are likely to catch him gigging in contemporary improvised music settings. A Berklee College of Music grad with an advanced degree from Queens College, Reis is now on the music faculty of Sacred Heart University.
Triple-threat Edson Ferreira is a talented multi-tasker. Besides playing drums, he is a brilliant percussionist and producer with more than 20 years experience. He studied at Sao Paulo Conservatory and has played concerts, clubs and festivals worldwide, both as a leader and as an in-demand sideman.
The tunes on Brazzamerica are a mix of Teixeira originals and Brazilian music standards. In choosing the material, the threesome wanted to include Brazilian songs but wanted to avoid the presenting the bossa nova style as it was played in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s. They aimed for “something with a swing to it, and a good groove. It had to be good to listen to and fun to play,” Leco Reis points out.
Bursting with energy and rough elegance, Brazzamerica’s sound has a deceptive simplicity, full of the interactions that result from a total of well over a century of collective experience among the three. CD highlights include:
The lively opener, “Quintessencia,” sets the mood and promises good things to come. It’s a great introduction to the light-handed drummer Edson Ferreira. The trio’s delightful interplay and strong solos prove they’re all on the same wavelength, and it’s a very cool one.
“So What/Samba Do Carioca Wav” is an imaginative take on one of the most beloved and widely recognized melodies in jazz, Miles Davis’ “So What,” from the legendary albumKind of Blue.
“Vera Cruz” is elegant yet lighthearted, with a compelling subtle drive. If only it were longer! We could listen to the trio go to town on this groove all day long. Elegance is audible again in the deliberately paced “Canario,” and the stately “Cecilias,” while “Samba Da Lira” evokes a day at the beach with a vibe so relaxed you can practically imagine the sound of gently lapping waves.
Rhythm is the star in “Lim Sim,” featuring a great bass line, with Reis and Teixeira in tight synch, supported by Ferreira’s subtle percussion. There’s also plenty of dynamic soloing on this intriguing tune.
Teixeira trips the light fantastic on the keys on “Cev Mar”; there’s a gorgeous arco bass opening to the hypnotic “Passarim”; the energetic “Ginga Do Mane” is a high-energy cooker that’s imaginative and engaging. Bass also makes a strong but subtle statement in “Mariama.” “A Ra” has a lilting melody that sounds crisp and fresh, building up to a big finish; “Imagen” opens with great drive, and the rest of the tune lives up to the mood set from the get-go.
Drawing on styles explored and lessons learned through their extensive and varied life history, Brazzamerica has an exciting story to tell within this elegant and inspired new CD.

Brazzamerica – “Brazzamerica” (Self Produced) Street Date: 08/05/2016
Leco Reis-bass, Cidinho Teixeira-piano, Edson Ferreira-drums

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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