Latin Jazz This Week (4/20/15 – 4/26/15)

by chip on April 20, 2015

LJC LogoLatin Jazz This Week will bring you a weekly look into news from the Latin Jazz world. You’ll find new releases, recommended performances, web finds, and more.

NEWS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET:

One thing that I neglected to mention in this past week’s Latin Jazz JAM Riffs on Latin Jazz radio is that I honestly don’t always always listen on a physical radio. In fact, I almost never listen to any of these shows on a physical radio, due to reception and the specific time of day that they air. Even sitting down at the computer is often cumbersome and unrealistic for me, so I pull these shows up on my phone through a couple of great apps. Public Radio Player is a free app that allows you to pull up most any public radio station from the United States, a perfect fit for any iPhone user. Public Radio App will cost you $2.99; it also lets you conveniently stream any public radio station and contains some nice bonus features. You can grab either of these of these apps through the links above – check them out and then take a listen to some of our great Latin Jazz shows.

By the way, both of these apps are on the iOS platform, mostly because I use an iPhone and that’s what I know. I’d be pretty surprised if there wasn’t something similar on Android phones. If you’re an Android user and know about an app that will stream public radio stations, let me know so that I can share the info with LJC readers!

NEW RELEASES:


World of Pixinguinha, Hamilton de Holanda


Symphony in Bossa, Minas


That’s What She Says, Phill Fest

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LATIN JAZZ BIRTHDAYS:

4/20: Percussionist, Bandleader, Composer Tito Puente

4/22: Conguero Candido Camero

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