I don’t know how I managed to miss Japanese DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura! This album is a real gem, mashing together nu-jazz and fusion while introducing reference points like Magma and Carlos Santana (when he was still on the cutting edge).
Procura-se Uma Virgem turned out to be a very pleasant slab of easy/cheesy/sleazy listening from soundtrack composer Erlon Chaves, who should have been working in Europe, where is mellow style would have been perfect for directors like Jess Franco and Mario Bava.
¡Sabor! I didn’t expect something so salsa-ish to ever come from Hungary, but Barrio Latino Hungría does a stellar job in updating the Latin Jazz sound quite nicely.
Ben Patterson is a trombonist and bandleader working out of Washington D. C. He’s got a sizzling approach to Latin Jazz – nothing sterile here! It’s pure sabor!
What a magnificent find! Salah Ragab is the father of Egyptian Jazz. He produces a sound that blends the best elements of the venerable genre, as well as bits of Latin, soundtrack, and even cha-cha-cha in his concoction.
Jazz is in wonderful hands over at Bandcamp. Click this link to see what new treasures you’ll be running into on the platform.
Here’s some Latin Jazz and copla to sway the day away, courtesy of Buika, a singer from Palma de Mallorca, Spain with Equatoguinean roots.