September 24, 2017

Nestor Torres Jazz Flute Traditions Alfi Records Jazz flautist Nestor Torres and his small group do a fine job of celebrating jazz flute by performing eleven numbers in concert sponsored by WDNA-FM, Coral Gables.  Torres is supported by pianist Silvano Monasterios, bassist Jamie Ousley, drummer Michael Piolet and percussionist Jose Gregorio Hernandez.  Sitting in for[…]

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September 15, 2017

  The Labels of Jazz Big band, swing, Dixieland, Bop, smooth, contemporary, soul, latin—on and on go the labels we use to characterize different styles of jazz. What do the various terms mean to you? Can you hear in your mind what that jazz sounds like? Is there any scholarly consensus as to what they[…]

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September 12, 2017

Afterwords By Tobin Mueller Album available CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes This two-CD self-produced set is the first one, of more than twenty-five albums, which is accompanied by the spoken word. All are original compositions which the artist performs on solo piano. Some are upbeat and jazzy whereas others are more reflective and suggest more classically[…]

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