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2007 Stories by Andrés Solar

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  • Andrea Bocelli

    published December 6, 2007

    Don't let the glossy veneer and marketing budgets befitting a multinational conglomerate fool you. Tuscany's towering tenor is a rare,... More >>

  • Heavy Heavy Low Low

    published November 22, 2007

    It's painful to hear the word math used to describe a style of music. And unfortunately, Heavy Heavy Low Low, hailing from San Jose,... More >>

  • Danilo Pérez Trio

    published October 11, 2007

    A stylish and elegant pianist in any setting, Danilo Pérez possesses a musical ear that's pure gold. As such, he tops the list when the... More >>

  • Federico Britos 

    published October 4, 2007

    The stars are aligning over Little Havana for a late entry in the running for best local live jazz show of the year. The stars, in this case,... More >>

  • Freddy Cole Quartet

    published October 4, 2007

    There's a number in Fred Cole's live set in which he addresses head-on the fact that he is Nat "King" Cole's "baby" brother. It's a midtempo... More >>

  • Strung Out

    published September 27, 2007

    Southern California has birthed more successful hyphenated punk bands than anywhere else in the world. From the Eighties punk-metal of Black... More >>

  • Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio

    published September 6, 2007

    Austrian-born jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel invariably gives the first impression of a phenomenally understated musician. He rarely raises... More >>

  • Huáscar Barradas 

    published August 2, 2007

    Flutist Huáscar Barradas takes a decidedly spiritual tack to his profession. The Venezuelan virtuoso sees jazz as liberation, and music... More >>

  • Claudio Roditi

    published July 5, 2007

    By 1952 Louis Armstrong's international ubiquity was so established that even a six-year-old Rio de Janeiro boy taking trumpet lessons could... More >>

  • Class and Sass

    published June 21, 2007

    If there were a Grammy for Most Urbane American International Vocalist, it would go to Jane Monheit. The New Yorker could be the stateside soul... More >>

  • Diam's

    published June 7, 2007

    Tumult is nothing new to the French, but their recent political events intrigue partly because of the battle-of-the-sexes element involved. Just... More >>

  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    published May 24, 2007

    The members of the successful, tour-happy New Orleans group the Dirty Dozen Brass Band could have long ago acknowledged the sousaphone's presence... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published May 24, 2007

    The Boy from Russia: What begins as an icky feelings-fest ends as a smart meditation on suburban values, parental instinct, and the... More >>

  • Renée Fleming

    published May 3, 2007

    Superstar lyric soprano Renée Fleming's tour itinerary says a lot about how far Miami has come as a cultural destination. Listed are three... More >>

  • The Baseball Music Project

    published May 3, 2007

    No, it's not just an extended version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." The Baseball Music Project, founded in 2004, brings together the work of... More >>

  • Pierre Dørge

    published April 12, 2007

    Danish guitarist, composer, and bandleader Pierre Dørge admits that he requires a bit of effort from his audiences when they come to hear... More >>

  • The 5 Browns

    published April 5, 2007

    One great thing about classical music is that it can take the wan populism of Oprah, the decaffeinated blandness of Good Morning America,... More >>

  • Of Montreal

    published March 29, 2007

    In the video for Of Montreal's latest single, "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse," frontman Bryan Poole plays the role of an aggressive dancing... More >>

  • Nicole Henry

    published March 29, 2007

    With power and finesse unrivaled by any jazz singer south of Manhattan, Nicole Henry has become Miami's worst-kept secret. The sophisticated... More >>

  • The Cleveland Orchestra

    published March 15, 2007

    The Cleveland Orchestra Miami has no pressing need to borrow cultural institutions from smaller... More >>

  • Maná in Heaven

    published March 8, 2007

    For the guys in Maná, taking it on the chin from music critics isn't just an occupational hazard — it's a way of life. The band has... More >>

  • Mari Rosa

    published March 8, 2007

    Mari Rosa There is something inherently retro about a bossa nova/jazz make-out album. Mari Rosa's debut... More >>

  • New World Symphony

    published February 22, 2007

    New World Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas directed the creation of the New World Symphony in 1987, and... More >>

  • Ann Hampton Callaway

    published February 22, 2007

    Ann Hampton Callaway Toward the end of Robert De Niro's acclaimed 2006 spy thriller The Good... More >>

  • Irvin Mayfield

    published February 8, 2007

    Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perform at 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300... More >>

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