Category: Critical Reviews

Ravi Coltrane: Lots of Nothing Disguised As Music For Meditation

By: Estefanía Romero In this critique I may say two things: 1. The one you’re expecting (which is what others have written before). 2. The real thing, that would probably guide us into a little introspection on how we process jazz. So, I am going to try the second one, […]

So Much Freaking Groove, Kurt Elling

By: Estefanía Romero Kurt Elling just keeps climbing his musical possibilities and incredible talent. During his concert Mexico, he showed once again how much he dominates prosody, his flawless diction and wide vocal range. Kurt can play with rhythmic dynamism, embedded in a beautiful timbre that jumps between harmonies and […]

Lady Trumpet Slashes Our Jugular Veins

By: Estefanía Romero The captivating quality on the arrangements and compositions made by Bria Skonberg, relies on the different discursive atmospheres she can take us to, all these embedded within an admirable creativeness and intelligence.     This trumpeter, jazz singer, and bandleader, accomplishes the possibility to fly among diverse […]

From Bop to Latin: The Brilliant Concert of Arturo Sandoval in Mexico City

By: Estefanía Romero To discover Dizzy Gillespie and The United Nations Orchestra’s concert was the great event that led me into a personal obsession to the historical, cultural and musicological labyrinths of jazz. All the musicians of that project became my idols and since then I decided that I wouldn’t […]