Articles by: Gatillo

by / on January 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm / in Uncategorized

Volcan – 2013

  ALBUM REVIEW: “Volcan” by By RON NETSKY For Rochester City Newspaper  The latest supergroup to emerge from the Latin jazz scene has taken an appropriate name. “Volcan” is short for volcano, which as the album points out, embodies the essential elements: earth, air, wind, and fire. Executive Producer Gary Galimidi writes in his notes that volcanoes loom large over otherwise unremarkable landscapes. […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm / in Uncategorized

1999 – Best Friends – Humberto Ramirez & Giovanni Hidalgo

BEST FRIENDS BY HUMBERTO RAMIREZ AND GIOVANNI HIDALGO Written by  Lee Prosser JazzReview.com The two “best friends” here have done great justice to Latin Jazz and jazz in general. This CD has all the components necessary for listening, dancing or whatever one chooses to do. They’ve known each other since childhood and their fathers were accomplished musicians in Puerto Rico. Humberto Ramirez […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm / in Uncategorized

1997 – Hands of Rhythm – Giovanni Hidalgo

allmusic Review by Evan C. Gutierrez Could a collaborative effort between Dominican piano virtuoso Michel Camilio and Giovanni Hidalgo, who is commonly known as the finest living conguero, possibly live up to the expectations? The answer ….Hands of Rhythm offers is nothing short of  “All that and them some, baby.” The beautiful thing about hearing both Camilo and Hidalgo in a rare duo format is that unlike larger […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm / in Uncategorized

1995 – Time Shifter – Giovanni Hidalgo

review by Scott Yanow for allmusic.com For Time Shifter, percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo is featured with groups ranging in size from nine to 14 pieces. Hidalgo presides over dense ensembles that perform a variety of complex frameworks with apparent ease. “From This Moment On” (which has an effective vocal by Jill Amesbury that at first seems out of place) and “Yesterdays” are the only standards. Among the many soloists are Mario […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm / in Uncategorized

1993 – WorldWide – Giovanni Hidalgo

Este CD es una verdadera joya. El percusionista Giovanni Hidalgo encabeza un septeto / octeto que incluye flautista Dave Valentin, el trompetista Lew Soloff, tenor saxofonista Craig Handy, Hilton Ruiz y Eric Figueroa en el piano, el bajista Eddie Rivera, y el baterista Ignacio Berroa, Mario Rivera, además de diversas cañas. El régimen de Ruiz, Figueroa, y Marty desgranadora son muy coloridos, […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm / in Uncategorized

1992 – Villa Hidalgo – Giovanni Hidalgo

review by Scott Yanow Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo‘s debut as a leader features the arrangements of trumpeter Tommy Villarini, who also contributed four of the nine selections. Hidalgo‘s conga, bongo, and timbales are showcased in a variety of settings, with his solos usually being brief and supportive of the other players. “Villa Hidalgo” has a guest spot by Dizzy Gillespie, altoist Paquito D’Rivera uplifts “Bahia San Juan,” […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm / in Uncategorized

2012 – Mysterium Tremendum – Mickey Hart Band

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm / in Uncategorized

2011 – Mano a Mano – Michel Camilo

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm / in Uncategorized

2009 – Omar Garcia – Omar Garcia

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm / in Uncategorized

2009 – Moving Forward – Bernie Williams

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