Ezra Gale

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Although his name is not as heralded as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, or Fort Apache Band founders Jerry and Andy Gonzalez, New York-based trombonist Papo Vazquez is as central to the development of Latin jazz as any of those legendary figures. The...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Although Afro-Cuban music is the music of West Africa filtered through a distinctly Cuban lens, that's only part of the story; Cuban music has profoundly influenced musical styles all over the continent of Africa. This is perhaps nowhere more evid...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés hasn't exactly wanted for publicity in the last few years. A founding member of the Latin jazz supergroup Irakere, Valdés has recently signed to Blue Note Records and even been hailed as a master performer...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Afro-Cuban All Stars "Distinto, diferente" (World Circuit) By now you know the heartwarming story of the Buena Vista Social Club: American guitarist Ry Cooder goes to Cuba, locates almost-forgotten elder statesmen of classic Cuban music, records a...


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