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Nancy Rodriguez
"Nancy Rodriguez organized the Puerto Rican Organization for Latin American Music when she was in her teens. With the help of Izzy Sanabria, Ernie LeoGrande and Fania president Jerry Masucci, she was able to stage a free concert in Central Park (which drew over five thousand) and a dance at Manhattan Center promoting the increased use of Latin music on radio and television. In the early 1970s she co-produced the popular "Latin Roots" radio program with her then husband, Felipe Luciano. In 1987 she joined WBAI-FM in New York where she produced and hosted her own show, "Con Sabor Latino." During her years at WBAI, she has produced many specials on Latin legends, winning a National Federation of Community Broadcasters' Silver Reel Award for her 1992 tribute to Tito Puente. She currently hosts "Ritmo y Aché" on WBAI on Sunday afternoons. "Having grown up with so many types of music," Nancy says, "I appreciate every kind of music as long as it's good. My own personal experience, though, is contemporary. Being a singer, I can appreciate what it takes to grow artistically and, although you listen to the masters for inspiration and guidance, there comes a time when you have to do your own thing. I picked contemporary artists who show me that 'doing their own thing' has given us a special treat." "

Nancy_Rodriguez@descarga.com

Here are some reviews by Nancy Rodriguez

Mongo Santamaria, Soca Me Nice ****
CD (Concord Picante 4362 (OS6)),Released 1988;
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"One of the finest congueros explores West Indian roots as well as jazz and Afro Carribean music. Authentic interpretations of complex rhythms, excellent arrangements and exhilarating performances make this a CD that should be part of any music lover's collection." (Nancy Rodriguez, 94/95 Catalog)
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
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Gilberto Santa Rosa, A Dos Tiempos De Un Tiempo
CD (Sony 80895),
"This young man has a great voice and uses it impressively to honor Tito Rodriguez in one of the finest tributes to that artist I have ever heard. Like Rodriguez, Santa Rosa can sing a ballad or an up-tempo number equally well. It is a treat to hear these old favorites done with the kind of class that Rodriguez would have approved of."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-11825.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Mi Gran Pasion
CD (Universal/Pimienta 360613),Released 1991;Re-Issued 2004;
"Rubalcaba takes the Cuban danzon in new directions. He replaces the traditional violins with brass and finds new melodic sources - like Tschaikowsky. Excellent."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-10246.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Jerry Gonzalez, Moliendo Cafe - Jerry Gonzalez & Fort Apache Band
CD (Sunnyside 1061),Released 1992;
"A fine example of how naturally talented the Gonzalez brothers are in both Afro Cuban and jazz. Not for dancing but certainly for educating the mind, ear and heart."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-12067.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Jesus "Chucho" Valdes, Lucumi: Piano Solo
CD (Universal/Pimienta 360638),Released 1988;Re-Issued 2004;
"Stepping away from Irakere, this talented pianist shows different sides of his own personality and training. Jazzy on some tracks, traditional in others, he gets his inspiration from the Orishas of the Lucumi, the mambos of his Cuba and the modern jazz influence of the States."
Category: Latin Jazz => Afro-Cuban Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-10266.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Jesus "Chucho" Valdes, Lucumi: Piano Solo
CD (Messidor 15976),Released 1988;Re-Issued 2004;
"Stepping away from Irakere, this talented pianist shows different sides of his own personality and training. Jazzy on some tracks, traditional in others, he gets his inspiration from the Orishas of the Lucumi, the mambos of his Cuba and the modern jazz influence of the States."
Category: Latin Jazz => Afro-Cuban Jazz=> Cuba
ORDER TL-22709.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Marc Anthony, Otra Nota
CD (Soho Records 80958),Released 1993;
"This talented young man will be around for a long time. With an excellent feel for the music, a phenomenal voice and the charisma of a seasoned professional, this is a monster in the making. With its high quality sound and excellent arrangements, this is an impressive maiden voyage for Anthony in the Latin field."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
ORDER TL-12048.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Poncho Sanchez, A Night At Kimball's East
CD (Concord Picante 4472),Released 1991;
"This is one of the most exciting and flawless presentations in the Sanchez collection. The quality of the recording is exceptional for a live session and the musicianship is at its best."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-10708.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Poncho Sanchez, A Night At Kimball's East
DVD (Image Entertainment B00006),Released 1991;Re-Issued 2002;
"This is one of the most exciting and flawless presentations in the Sanchez collection. The quality of the recording is exceptional for a live session and the musicianship is at its best."
Category: Dvd => Latin Jazz
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Ray Barretto, Hot Hands: Ancestral Messages & Taboo 2 -CD Set
CD (Concord Picante 2177),Released 1993;Re-Issued 2003;
"Barretto uses to full advantage the diverse nationalities in his band. Their unique interpretations of their musical ancestral roots gives this CD a rich and varied sound. In my opinion, this is one of Ray's best efforts."
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
ORDER TL-20134.10 CD Add to My Shopping Cart

Ruben Blades, Amor Y Control
CD (Sony 80839),
"Containing some of his most sensitive and poignant lyrics, this CD shows the man's maturity and strength. Known for his political statements, in this CD Blades instead looks at the more universal problems of drugs, ignorance, loss and how humans all over the world overcome with love, faith and loyalty."
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa
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