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  • Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band at NJPAC

    October 19, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    El conguero Poncho Sanchez performed with his 8-piece band at NJPAC's 4th Annual Encuentro Music Festival.  WBGO recorded it live.  The explosive set included some Willie Bobo tunes, Wayne Shorter's Juju, and some fiery latin-soul.  Listen to the entire concert below.

  • The Danilo Perez Trio Live at NJPAC

    October 19, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Last Saturday night, Danilo Perez celebrated an ambitious new recording "Providencia" at NJPAC's Victoria Theater.  Bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz joins the pianist for a mesmorizing set of music.  Selections include "Daniela's Chronicles," "Galactic Panama," "Historia de un Amor," and "The Oracle," all music from his 2010 Mack Avenue release.

  • 10/10/10 Top 10 Singers Unlimited

    October 12, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    October 10, 2010, aka 10/10/10, inspired me to write down (without thinking too much) a Top 10 of exemplary Singers Unlimited and a favorite song of each.  Here’s the dectet from the show.  Listen below. -- Michael Bourne

    (in no particular order)

    Sarah Vaughan --  The Face I Love
    Tony Bennett --  But Beautiful
    Frank Sinatra -- I've Got You Under My Skin
    Nat Cole -- Serenata
    Louis Armstrong -- Let's Fall In Love
    Billie Holiday --  Comes Love
    Ella Fitzgerald -- I Used To Be Color Blind
    Antonio Carlos Jobim -- The Blue Train
    Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross -- Cloudburst
    Mark Murphy -- Young and Foolish