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Album Reviews: Six New Jazz Albums

Ignacio Berroa Trio – Straight Ahead from Havana (Codes Drum Music) Cuba has a long, storied and proud history of jazz. But owing to the U.S. Government’s half-century-long embargo on all things Cuban, few Americans know much about it. The doors were opened less than a year ago when President Obama relaxed some – but

Hundred-word Reviews July 2014, Part Two

I’m bound and determined to reduce the contents of my in-box to manageable levels, so this week I’ll be covering 25 albums, each adhering to a 100-word limit. Don’t mistake brevity for a negative review; these are all worthwhile releases. Today’s five – all new music – are all within the (very loosely defined) jazz