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Cuban singer Daymé Arocena in performance. Liner notes for Daymé Arocena´s Sonocardiogram (Brownswood Recordings, 2019) Sonocardiograma, the name of Cuban singer and songwriter Daymé Arocena new release is not just a title but also both a description and declaration of purpose. “The name Sonocardiograma is inspired in the word echocardiogram, a...

                         Astor Piazzolla Legacy Tomas Cotik & Tao Lin New Tango master Astor Piazzolla (11 March 1921–4 July 1992) packed a lot of living in his writing and his playing. Tango is the music of Buenos Aires — but the man who would challenge so many of its traditions...



César López y Habana Ensemble

No matter the artist, not even a superiorly talented artist, a record such as Sonajero cannot be simply penciled in as another “to do” job. It has to be earned. This is not the album to show off your playing or how complex you can write. It’s about life experiences and lessons learned, on and off stage. It’s a recording of deeply felt stories, told with sincerity and grace.