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The Tropical Storm Music Special

Here's a Musical Special dedicated to Tropical Storm Irene, Enjoy!


Hawkins, Eldridge and Hodges Alive Music special

Recorded live at the Village Gate, New York City on August 13 & 15, 1962. Includes liner notes by Harvey Pekar. From the mid-'50s until Coleman Hawkins's death in 1969, the tenor-saxophonist frequently teamed up with trumpeter Roy Eldridge to form a potent team. However, Hawkins rarely met altoist Johnny Hodges on the bandstand, making this encounter a special event. Long versions of "Satin Doll," "Perdido" and "The Rabbit in Jazz" give these three classic jazzmen (who are ably assisted by...


The Escambray and the Sierra Maestra

Join Silvio Canto Jr. and me, Jose Reyes, as we discuss in detail the little known Anti-Castro revolt which lasted from 1960 to 1965 and took place in the Escambray Mountain range in Cuba. We will also discuss, in detail, the uncontested New York Times coverage of the Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra Mountain range. We will have Experts concerning these two historical events and they will be Enrique Encinosa and Humberto Fontova.


Is it Organic? Featuring Mischa Popoff's New Book

This show will concentrate on Mr. Mischa Popoff's new book, "Is it ORGANIC? We will be reviewing his book and concentrate on Organic food and how it is grown. We will cover his duties while working as an Organic Field Inspector. We will cover the history of Organic food and its benefits. We will discuss the "Politics" behind it and the bureaucracy involved. We will discuss the testing process, the pesticides, the chemicals and everything else that has to do with Organic and non-organic....


"The Sweet Sound of Cannonball"

This classic Jazz special will be featuring one CD Album only. The name is "The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco featuring Nat Adderley." It was recorded live in 1959 and one of the best Albums ever. It's my favorite and I am going to share it with you here. ENJOY!


"Introducing Bo Diddley" the forgotten Rock n' Roll great

This forgotten Rock n' Roll Giant was a very strong influence to to many great Hard Rock Guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many, many more. He was not commercially know in America and for this reason, I will feature his foot shuffling music. Long live Bo Diddley, long live the "Originater" that's his nickname. Listen in and find out why. Enjoy!


Chico and Mongo (Part TWO) Afro-CubanSuite and Yemaya

This Musical Special will feature the music of Chico O'Farrill and Mongo Santamaria. Respectively, I will play music from the "Cuban Blues Sessions" and from our "Man in Havana " CD Albums. You will have a great time listening to these two genius Composers and Music Arrangers. This show would go under Afro-Cuban Jazz music and will be Part One. In total, one Complete hour of timeless music. Enjoy!


Classic Hard Bop Jazz: Part Two

This Part Two of my Classic Hard Bop Jazz special will feature 3 sets of three excellent CD Albums. The First set will be Oliver Nelson's "Blues and the abstract truth." The Second set will be Thad Jones' "The Magnificent Thad Jones" CD Album. And Third and Last song will feature Freddie Hubbard's "Here to Stay." CD Album. Just three songs in each set so you can get a good taste before you purchase the CD Albums and you will! Great Music, ENJOY!


Chico and Mongo (Part One)

This Musical Special will feature the music of Chico O'Farrill and Mongo Santamaria. Respectively, I will play music from the "Cuban Blues Sessions" and from our "Man in Havana" CD Albums. You will have a great time listening to these two genius Composers and Music Arrangers. This show would go under Afro-Cuban Jazz music and will be Part One. In total, one Complete hour of timeless music. Enjoy!


Musical Jazz Special: The Mingus Dynasty

This Musical Jazz special will feature a great CD Album of Charles Mingus named "The Mingus Dynasty" I will have a have a short Bio of Mingus, an introduction of the CD album itself and a set of songs from this CD Album. Enjoy!


Part One Classic 60's Jazz Series: Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson and Lee Morgan

This will be Part One of a series I will be presenting here. It will concentrate on Classic 60's Jazz. Tonight I will feature Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson and Lee Morgan. I will introduce and play three sets from 3 CD Albums, Each set will consist of 3 songs. Enjoy!!


Classic Musical Special Featuring Mongo Santamaria's Live at Village Vanguard CD Album

This will me a jam packed of Classic Afro-Cuban Jazz. I guarantee a ONE-Punch KNOCKOUT by way of Mongo Santamaria "Live" from the Village Vanguard in New York, recorded in 1963. You will feel as you were there in the famous Village Vanguard applauding and screaming for more! ENJOY!!!!


Tango Jazz and Ella Fitzgerald

This Musical special will have only two sets. The first set will feature the great Astor Piazzolla and Gary Burton. Five tracks of the "New Tango" in a Jazzy format. The second set will be 46 minutes plus of non-stop hits featuring Ella Fitzgerald, live from Berlin. I will give the listeners more details during the show. Enjoy!


Musical Special Clifford Brown, Monk, Sonny Rollins and Tony Bennett

This Special will have three sets. One with Clifford Brown, one with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins and the finale set will be Tony Bennett. ENJOY!


1. A Classic Cuban-Jazz Mix 2. Pepper Adams 3. Count Basie (New Format Debut))

This will be the debut of my new format. I will Feature three sets! #1- A Classic Cuban music and Afro-Cuban Jazz Mix! With Machito, Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Generoso Jimenez and Cannonball Adderley) #2-Pepper Adams and the "Encounter" CD Album #3-Count Basie "Chairman of the Board" 1958 CD Album. I will have a little surprise also. A Lot of everything, featuring the Trombone, the Baritone Sax, Classic Cuban, Groundbreaking Afro-Cuban Jazz and the Big Band Sound. 90 Minutes of Jam-Packed...


Johnny Hodges "Used to be Duke"

This musical Jazz special will feature Johnny Hodges and his group. Johnny Hodges was Duke Ellington's right-hand man. In 1954 he and his band recorded two sessions in Los Angeles, one on July 2nd and the other on August 5th. This Album CD features both sessions and was named "Used to be Duke." I will play this Album CD and provide you with some information about it. I will post much more information on this CD Album on http://www.cubanology.com/cubareport ENJOY!!


Cannonball Adderley " Riverside Profiles"

Riverside Records was an important part of the jazz scene during their relatively short life (1952 to 1964) and their catalog is now part of the Concord Music Group, which recently released a set of five commemorative albums. These Classic Jazz Musical Show will feature tracks from Cannonball Adderley and a host of other great Jazz musicians.


Cuban and Jazz Music Special-Mongo Santamaria "At the Black Hawk"

Join me and special guest David Sandoval from the Delexilio "ROCK + ROLL WITH CUBAN SOUL." "These 1962 recordings originally appeared on two LPs called Mighty Mongo and Viva Mongo!, and they capture the barely controlled excitement that Mongo Santamaria's percussion-based music can generate in a live performance. While there are jazz elements present, particularly on some of the standard repertoire like "Tenderly" and "Body and Soul," it's the Cuban elements that dominate. Merengue, mambo,...


Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers live "At the Jazz Corner of the World"

With this set, Blue Note returned to "the jazz corner of the world" for an extended inspection of the combusitble and invigorating sounds disseminated by the latest Blakey fivesome.


Afternoon Jazz Special Featuring Jimmy Smith's "The Sermon"

"The Sermon" is Jimmy Smith's best album bar none. Restored to the catalog with the RVG series, hopefully this most classic of jazz organ albums will never go out of print again. An amazing array of musicians joins Smith on this session, including Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Lou Donaldson, the under-recognized genius Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey and Donald Bailey.