Latin Jazz - Released January 3, 2017 | Twin Up Records


Latin Jazz - Released November 17, 2016 | Preiser Records


Latin Jazz - Released September 22, 2016 | Sonia Alfonso


Latin Jazz - Released March 4, 2016 | Mack Avenue


Latin Jazz - Released March 1, 2016 | monophon


Latin Jazz - Released December 1, 2015 | KLOPOTEC


Latin Jazz - Released October 23, 2015 | Youkali Music


Latin Jazz - Released June 12, 2015 | Columbia - Legacy

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Although Mongo Santamaria's move to Columbia later signified his transition to crossover fare, his label debut, El Bravo!, makes no concessions or overtures to the pop charts. Armed with a batch of original compositions spanning from boleros to mortunos and backed by a crack session band including trumpeter Marty Sheller and flutist Hubert Laws, Santamaria delivers one of the finest traditional Latin jazz records of the mid-'60s. The virtues of the set are many: Santamaria's conga rhythms are fiery yet tasteful, Sheller's luminous arrangements boast an authentic Cuban flavor, and all of the musicians receive ample opportunity to shine, in particular Laws (whose charanga-inspired flute galvanizes the superb "Monica"). ~ Jason Ankeny

Latin Jazz - Released May 29, 2015 | Freehead Records


Latin Jazz - Released May 15, 2015 | Okeh


Latin Jazz - Released March 16, 2015 | world village

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Latin Jazz - Released February 9, 2015 | R3CORDS


Latin Jazz - Released November 4, 2014 | Artruism Records


Latin Jazz - Released January 1, 1964 | Verve

Very popular in its day and still loathed by jazz lovers that remember it today. No jazz here and little of interest to those outside the bachelor-pad scene. ~ Douglas Payne

Latin Jazz - Released March 3, 2014 | Mack Avenue Records

The title of Cuban expatriate jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez's sophomore offering for Mack Avenue Records is inspired by an annual parade in the island city of Santiago that celebrates the nation's independence. On the follow-up to 2011's Sounds of Space, Rodriguez delves deeply into the sounds of his native land with an incendiary approach. Co-produced with Quincy Jones, his lineup for the set includes saxophonists Billy Carrion and Román Filiú, drummer/percussionist Henry Cole, vocalist/percussionist Pedrito Martinez, flutist Javier Porta, and alternating bassists Peter Slavov and Esperanza Spalding. Rodriguez is an exceptionally gifted pianist and arranger, and he delved deep into Cuba's vast musical variety from guajiro to Yoruban Santeria music, comparsas, timba, Caribbean folk, and, of course, Afro-Cuban jazz, and wound in a thoroughly modern, utterly enchanting mix of originals, folk songs, and classics. Standouts include his bold, dissonant, nearly political reading of "Guantanamera," the lithe "A Santa Bárbara," mold-breaking readings of standards such as "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás" and "Veinte Años" with bold rhythmic and harmonic extrapolations, and "Timberobot," a tough workout with flying arpeggios. ~ Thom Jurek

Latin Jazz - Released September 3, 2002 | Rhino - Warner Bros.


Latin Jazz - Released December 20, 2013 | Brazilian Classics


Latin Jazz - Released December 2, 2013 | world village

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"The title song, meaning 'wonderland,' opens with an extended piano solo that blossoms into a winsome soundscape..."

Latin Jazz - Released November 16, 2013 | Weird Music - Space Age Pop

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Latin Jazz in the magazine
  • From Father to Son
    From Father to Son Chucho Valdés and Arturo O’Farrill celebrate the art of Bebo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill…