By Fernando Gonzalez The Dino Saluzzi Group El Valle de la Infancia (ECM) The bandoneón, a button squeezebox, might have been born in Germany as a poor man’s harmonium for religious services, but found its calling, and reached global recognition, in tango, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, half a world away. But bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi was… Read More Jazz With An Accent: CDs by The Dino Saluzzi Group, Carlos Franzetti and Ruben Blades
By Don Heckman The high point of the John Williams: Maestro of the Movies concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night didn’t actually arrive until the encore, when the “Maestro” conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his stirring music for Star Wars. And that was no surprise to many members of the capacity – more… Read More Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: John Williams — “Maestro of the Movies” — conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an Evening of Film Music.
By Don Heckman Maria Volonte’s name may not be immediately familiar, even though she has received a Latin Grammy nomination, won a Carlos Gardel Prize and released six CDs. Fortunately, the Argentine singer/songwriter/guitarist’s move to the Bay area two years ago has brought more attention to her intriguing style. But she still has far lower… Read More Live World Music: Maria Volonte at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc