Live Music: Larry Harlow’s “La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite,” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Salsa Goes to the Concert Hall By Fernando Gonzalez Miami.  Pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer Larry Harlow not only helped define salsa and mastermind many of its hits; he also created some of the genre’s most ambitious pieces. But in music, great artistic ambition carries a price. Harlow’s La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite, is… Read More Live Music: Larry Harlow’s “La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite,” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

CD Reviews: Machito, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O’Farrill, Pedro Giraudo

Big Band with a Latin Accent,Then & Now. By Fernando Gonzalez El Padrino (Fania/Codigo) Machito The big band occupies a special place in Latin Jazz history. For starters, in the 1940s and ‘50s, the orchestras led by Tito Puente, Tito Rodríguez and Machito, the real life Mambo Kings, not only defined a certain sound, putting… Read More CD Reviews: Machito, Bobby Sanabria, Arturo O’Farrill, Pedro Giraudo