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PRIMERA PLANA - FRONT PAGE
Tom's HdP Photos
More great Havana d'Primera photos: this time Tom Ehrlich's gallery from June 1 at Yoshi's SF
Book News: Tirso Duarte's first volume of Beyond Salsa Piano is done and in the publishing process - should go live within days.
Mezcla On Tour in the United States
Mezcla is an historically-important group from Cuba that has opened musical doors both there and in the United States. As this is being typed (June 22), it is on the last day of a three-day run at Jazz Aspen Snowmass; they then play Oakland on June 26 and Chicago on June 29. Bill Tilford interviewed Pablo this week, and you can read the transcript here. Our Mezcla section also has a discography and videos.
Tom Ehrlich's Danay Suárez Gallery
Ritmos de Mayimbe!
The rest of Tom's gallery on Cuban hip-hop sensation Danay Suárez can be viewed here.
Meanwhile, Mayimbe, after playing brilliantly to a massive crowd on June 1 in their US debut is coming back to the Bay Area's Club Cócomo on June 29. You can get $15 tickets with no service charge on Rueda con Ritmo's site. RcR's Ryan Mead and Sidney Weaverling are offering three classes on the afternoon of the Mayimbe show, including a study of Mayimbe's style called "Ritmos de Mayimbe". They always have brilliant insights on timba, rhythm and dance, several of which contributed greatly to the brand new Tirso Duarte edition of Beyond Salsa Piano, which should be out within 24 hours. [Kevin Moore]
Calixto's Way Quintet - New Latin Jazz
CWQ tour page is now active
NEW DIMENSIONS in LATIN JAZZ
presents U.S. DEBUT of CUBAN DRUMMER
CALIXTO OVIEDO: CALIXTO 'S WAY
at JAZZ STANDARD NYC / TUESDAY JULY 9th 2013
The Jazz Standard series "New Dimensions in Latin Jazz" presents the first installment of a Cuban drum festival with the US/NYC debut of the legendary Cuban master drummer Calixto Oviedo and his all-Cuban jazz quintet, Calixto's Way.
"One of the most important representitives of Latin jazz in the world of drumming, creator of a new Cuban sound... Calixto Oviedo is the Elvin Jones of Cuba."
- All About Jazz, Italia
Calixto Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion, from the profound roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz. One of the creators of the dynamic timba rhythm when he was the drummer for the iconic Havana group NG la Banda, Oviedo's innovative and brilliant percussive techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Social Club, and Arturo Sandoval. His current project, an all-Cuban jazz quintet, is named for his critically-acclaimed album, ” Calixto's Way”.
Calixto's Way Quintet
Piano: Gustavo Ramírez -- Bass: Nestor Del Prado
Tenor Saxophone: Carlos Averhoff Jr -- Congas and Percussion: Mauricio Herrera
Drums: Calixto Oviedo