Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... More >>
The scene outside the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium Monday night suggested a Latin jazz celebration; pianist Eddie Palmieri, pianist/bandleader Larry Harlow, drummer Bobby Sanabria, trombonist Chris Washburne, and trumpeter Brian Lynch milled about. But this wasn't a concert, no ... More >>
Chico O'Farrill never made it back. His music did.
Mobsters do the mambo
Ferocious homage mingles with daring fusion, looking both back and beyond
Mi amigo, Latin music's most intellectual cat, made sure we listened
Descargas past and present discharge, unload, set it off
Latin Jazz Finally Gets Its Due