Tag Archives: Latin Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe

Known and celebrated for his contributions to the boogaloo sounds of the 1960’s, Johnny Colon is an American musician born in ‘El Barrio’ New York City to parents of Puerto Rican heritage.  A multi-instrumentalist, he is a singer, bandleader, arranger, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Noro Morales Y Su Sexteto ‎- Serenata Ritmica

Known as the “Latin Duke Ellington” and the “Dean of Latin Jazz”, Noro Morales was a Puerto Rico-born multi-instrumentalist and composer. A master on piano, his sound encompassed Puerto Rico’s flavour with New York City influences. He rose to fame … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gabor Szabo – Spellbinder

I’ve been sitting here tonight trying to figure out why the name Garor Szabo sounds familiar and then it clicked! This is the artist responsible for the quite enchanting 1968 rendition of Lee Hazelwood’s Some Velvet Morning (a song you need … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Roscoe Weathers – Echoes

Roscoe Weathers has been described as an artist who has never received enough recognition for the music he produced! His compositions, orientated around jazz, escaped the attention of most labels in the 60’s, leaving Weathers to release much of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Sobrinos Del Juez – Harina De Maiz

Grab your ear shades, here comes some dazzling Latin funk! Wow! What a monster! Originally released in 1974 on the Audio Latino label, Harina de Maiz was the b-side to Los Sobrinos Del Juez’s Mortifica single. Founded in 1967 by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ray Barretto – Acid

The artist behind today’s dazzling tropical instrumental is something of a legend! Born Raymond Barretto in 1929, but known as Ray Barretto, this American-born bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry was a highly talented percussionist!  Proficient in a wide variety of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce (Guacha Guaro)

The coolest soothing sounds blasted out from a radio show today and it felt like this piece of music had tuned right into my mood! I love it how different music on different days can resonate in so many different … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brooklyn Sounds – Mirame San Miguel

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor delights, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 107th Street Stickball Team – Let Me Do My Thing

Switzerland’s Rocafort Records are to release a new compilation album at the end of the month entitled ‘Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978.’  Bringing together a lively mix of hard-to-find dance floor … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Healing Gems – Emerald Village

Whilst we wander the wilderness of the everyday, every now and then a little escapism is something we all crave! So imagine, if you will, a warm, welcoming landscape from which some music reaches out, embracing you in its melodic … Continue reading

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