Newsletter July, 2011
Again sharing some news, reviews, videos, audio, links and whatnot.
I uploaded recently a video of my cuarteto for the release of Resistencias last year at Museo Nacional in Bogotá:
On All About Jazz-Italy I was asked the question: What 10 CDs are you listening to right now? (translated into Italian!)
I keep spreading the word about three sites from Colombia with a lot of interesting content.
The website of *matik-matik*, a venue in Bogotá keeps updated with recordings of concerts happening there. Some shows I have played and that you can hear in the media section are:#156-Proyecto Cotejo, (Alejandro Forero, Eblis Álvarez, Mange Valencia and myself) #159 Bogota Improvisers Orquesta (20 improvising musicians! conducted by Juan David Rubio who presented his piece with the occasion of *matik-matik*’s 3rd anniversary, there’s also a video), #167 Gallais (Benjamin Calais-Ricardo Gallo), #169 Sonoro Feta (new quartet led by Juan Manuel Toro, with Urián Sarmiento, Pacho Dávila and myself, also a video!, #197 Rubio/Gallo). And a lot more interesting music happening at this venue in Bogotá.
The website of our collective La Distritofonica has been updated by Alejandro Forero, It’s a very dynamic site, with lots of interesting material. The player features the 26 albums published up to now by our collective.
The site Jazz Colombia is becoming an important point of reference for what happens with jazz in Colombia. Music, reviews, essays, calendar, and much more (only in Spanish for now…)
These websites are without precedents in Colombia.
You can hear in this link an interview that was done for the radio station Javeriana Estereo about the album The Great Fine Line. You can hear a lot of the album there.
Lastly, a few other reviews of The Great Fine Line:
Last spring (late april, early may) I did a couple of showswith my group Tierra de Nadie in New York , and with the occasion a review appeared on the New York City Jazz Record (before All About Jazz NY) for the May issue.
Also on All About Jazz by Greg Applegate published originally on his blog.
Again thanks for reading and listening,