Friday, July 28, 2006


Ah, well. Jane Bunnett MIA. Whaddyagonna do? I mean other than cancel your scheduled print review of her evening performance? I really didn't have a choice on that one, when you think about it, journalistic integrity being what it is. I mean, even mine!

It's not like I tailored my show to her appearance, and told a couple other touring artists playing in town this weekend that I couldn't interview them, because I was booked up.

Oh, wait. It was like that.

As my late friend, Bert, who played his first gig on the main stage at Woodstock and died a destitute junkie, used to say: "That's showbiz, babe!"

We had our share of fun nonetheless, what with the endless butchering of the Spanish language and the reading of several ominous thunderstorm warnings. And I got to feature a whole bunch of Alex Torres, who I don't play nearly enough of.

In spite of the complications, you could still listen to the community radio station, and it was alright.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Los De Abajo, De a Cinco, Que Mala Suerte
Alex Torres y Los Reyes Latinos, Para Pancho (fr Entre Amigos)
Paquito D'Rivera, Modinha (feat NY Voices)

Urban Cuban, Escuchen Mi Conga
Danilo Perez Trio, Rabo de Nube (Live at the Jazz Standard)
Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers, Dolphy Mambo

The Reggae Cowboys, Reggae Rodeo
The Mavericks, From Hell to Paradise
Juan Carlos Formell, Un Fantasma Gris, Angel de Amor

Banda Elastica, Azul Ocre (feat Dave Freakin Barrett)

Rebirth Brass Band, Mercy Mercy Mercy
Willy DeVille, Demasiado Corazon
Neville Brothers, Yellow Moon

Michael Camilo, La Comparsa
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Everybody Wants to Be

Alexandro Sanz, No Es Lo Mismo
Alex Torres y Los Reyes Latinos
Con Mi Ritmo (fr Punto de Vista), Para Chango, Verde y Maduo (fr Elementos), Tus Mentiras (fr Entre Amigos)

Terrance Simien, Iko Iko / Brother John / Jambalaya (live)
Ray Barretto, Close Your Eyes (fr Homage to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers)

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