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'Playing Lecuona': Montreal Review Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona is remembered by those who fill his shoes today.

Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona is remembered by those who fill his shoes today.

Carlos Henriquez, bassist for the Lincoln Center Orchestra, talks new album, 'The Bronx Pyramid'

When Bronx-born bassist Carlos Henriquez isn't working on new music with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, he's still bass-centric.

Columbia, Jazz, Track, Tights, Runway, Trucks, Colombia, Running

There is no “one” single iconic recording by the great Bebo Valdés. The pianist was an epitomé of good taste, which is not the reason for picking this album as this week’s essential recordings.

There is no “one” single iconic recording by the great Bebo Valdés. The pianist was an epitomé of good taste, which is not the reason for picking this album as this week’s essential recordings.

Part biographical, perhaps even part autobiographical and all adventure, Baronesa by the ineffable chanteuse Cristina Morrison is an amorous masterpiece. Ms. Morrison’s dark and smoky voice is so perfect for this kind of musical setting. Stories of seduction, of mesmerising beauty and of strange and beautiful musical topographies just seem to fall into place...

Part biographical, perhaps even part autobiographical and all adventure, "Baronesa" by the ineffable chanteuse Cristina Morrison is an amorous masterpiece.

Hard on the heels of the carioca, Leo Gandelman comes the infinitely younger carioca, Michel Nirenberg, a musician steeped in choro and samba. A brilliant woodwinds and reeds player, Mr. Nirenberg has a glorious intonation reminiscent of players such as Mr. Gandelman and even the great Pixinguinha, whose records, no doubt, inspired Michel Nirenberg, like scores (it suddenly seems) of other Brasilian to greatness.

Michel Nirenberg, a musician steeped in choro, forró and samba. A brilliant woodwinds and reeds player, Mr. Nirenberg plays with a glorious intonation.

Some musicians seem to go through a great deal of their lives unnoticed and underappreciated even by the cognoscenti. Larry Douglas is one of them. Listening to Dedicatorias Dos you will wonder why. Whether playing trumpet or trombone; even that whimsical instrument – mallet kat – he is a master.

"Butterfly" from Dedicatorias Dos by Larry Douglas on iTunes

Few sets of brothers (as far as sisters go there is always the Labèque sisters) have such surprising material up their sleeves as The Rodriguez Brothers. Somehow, these siblings can be usually counted upon to devise intriguing soundscapes in whatever musical idiom they are tackling.

A working unit since The Rodriguez Brothers - trumpeter Michael Rodriguez (Reverence - CRC and pianist Robert Rodriguez - present their kinetic, masterfully rendered concept of 'Jazz Latin,'incorporating traditional and modern Afro-Cuban,.

The musical and theatrical finery of Panamericano is going to be quite the sensation in the weeks and months to come, and several years after the bucolic Bach in Havana enables Tiempo Libre to burst on the scene, this 2015 record will prove almost as successful.

Tiempo Libre’s radical fusion of various contemporary and baroque forms here is a richer musical experience and altogether compelling vocal extravaganza.

Although the extraordinary pianist Hilton Ruiz made many superb recordings in his short career, none is more iconic than Heroes and it is not simply for the stellar line-up on the disc, but for the unbridled genius of Mr. Ruiz’s playing.

Hilton Ruiz is not one to hide his own abilities under a bushel. His musicianship is lit by superb technique, advanced harmonics and rhythm and with emotion

Dayren Santamaria: Belleza by Jazz Global Media on SoundCloud

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Intercambio

Expresión Latina: Wayne Wallace & Latin Jazz Quintet - Heart and Soul