Francisco J. Ojeda

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  • 11 years ago

    Sometime after the success of his Grammy-winning 2001 album, Supernova, the then-39-year-old Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba decided to put an end to almost twenty years of nearly frenetic recording activity in order to establish a pace that allow...

  • 12 years ago

    It is an often repeated truism that Afro-Cuban jazz was born in the early Forties in New York, that it was introduced to the world by Machito and his Afro-Cubans orchestra, and that it was the brainchild of arranger Mario Bauza. Bauza made his gre...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    In his notes that accompany Lágrimas Negras, Angel González admits that the recording in question is unusual. He does not exaggerate. This newly released collection features two outstanding exponents of markedly dissimilar traditions...

  • 12 years ago

    The news that another Cuban musician has decided to cut his ties to the island in order to take a stab at establishing an international career is no longer as eye-opening as it once was. The reason is that there are so many of them. An urgent need...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    With the performances that compose Big Band Time, Cuban alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera offers his listeners a chance to hear arrangements of previously recorded material for that most powerful of jazz ensembles, the big band -- ...

  • 14 years ago

    There is no conflict between tradition and modernity for Danzón by Six. With remarkable skill this new Miami ensemble has shown it can approach musical forms and concepts established long ago with an effective blend of respect and modern vi...