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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Latin
Oscar Penas’ inspired musical journey shapes his latest CD, "From Now On." Penas studied classical guitar in his native Spain, studied jazz in Boston and New York, and fell in love with the rootsy jazzy music of Brazil and Argentina. … Continue reading
Negroni’s Trio is Jose Negroni on piano, his son Nomar Negroni on drums and Jaime Rivera on bass. This exceptional trio plays dramatic, virtuosic compositions that mix the detail of Jose Negroni’s classical and Latin piano with the energy of … Continue reading
Orixa is an energetic, modern Latin rock band whose home is the San Francisco Bay Area but whose musical influences and styles are wide-ranging. A successful independent rock band, Orixa plays upbeat, at times theatrical songs with positive messages – … Continue reading
Virtuoso Cuban Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has another achievement to add to his Grammy-winning jazz albums and his stints with great symphony orchestras: a soundtrack album from the HBO movie of his own life. The subject of this Tom Sawyer-esque tribute … Continue reading
Since 1994, Gary Nuñez and Plena Libre have almost single-handedly rescued Puerto Rico’s national rhythm, Plena, from obscurity and placed it solidly on the Latin charts. The tight, thirteen-piece orchestra’s eighth release, “Mas Libre”, deftly transforms this once-rural folk form … Continue reading
Richard Blaire was a rising producer in the UK when he took a fateful detour to Colombia. There, in the intense urban night life of Bogotá, he fell in love with Salsa. Under the nom-de-club “Sidestepper”, Blaire has wed the … Continue reading
Pete Escovedo and family (daughter Shiela E co-produced and played drums, son Peter Michael and wife Juanita joined on percussion) combine forces with some of L.A.’s top Latin jazz players on a journey through Mr. E’s musical influences. Released: 7/11/2000 … Continue reading
Trumpeter Jesus Alemany brought his chart-topping Cuban dance band to New Orleans to create this fascinating fusion of Afro-Cuban and New Orleans sounds. The all-stars of Cubanismo! were joined in the studio by such New Orleans favorites as pianist Glenn … Continue reading
“It’s a beautiful moment for making music,” says Rodolfo Barrera, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter known as Nava. A veteran composer of gold and platinum hits for other Latin artists, his own debut LP is a graceful pop potpourri … Continue reading