by / on March 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm / in Post

Volcán, Volcán (5Passion)Ken Franckling This band consists of four Latin jazz all-stars: bassist Jose Armando Gola, drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba,Volcán was recorded in Miami and released on Rubalcaba’s 5Pasion label. The band explores three Rubalcaba originals and adds fresh takes on material by Chucho Valdés, Dizzy Gillespie, and Brazilian composers João Bosco and Chico Buarque. Favorite [...]

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by / on February 17, 2014 at 12:35 am / in Post

Volcan al Blue Note di Tokyo – AgoraVox Italia

Volcan al Blue Note di Tokyo                               Una pioggia incessante, non a scrosci ma fastidiosa, non riesce in alcun modo a frenare o rallentare la silenziosa vita notturna di Tokyo. Nel lussuoso locale ricavato da un piano interrato, che riprende in più parti il logo della celebre [...]

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by / on January 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm / in Post

Volcan Live in Tokyo -Cotton Club – January 2014 – Last Set ….watch it here….


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by / on January 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm / in Post

Video – Entire Set of Volcan Live – Cotton Club – Tokyo Japan – January 2014 -watch it here…


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by / on January 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm / in Post

Album Review: “Volcan” By Ron Netsky

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. Together [...]

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by / on January 13, 2014 at 1:40 am / in Post

Volcan Visit Japan

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by / on January 12, 2014 at 2:14 am / in Post

Volcan Tour Japan

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by / on December 13, 2013 at 1:41 am / in Post

All About Jazz – CD/LP/Track Review – Volcan: Volcan (2013) By DAN BILAWSKY, December 12, 2013

CD/LP/Track Review Volcan: Volcan (2013) By DAN BILAWSKY, Published: December 12, 2013 Whenever a musician strikes out on their own by forming their own label they’re addressing the issue of control and consolidation. Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba went one better when he created 5passion. He consolidated, took control, and diversified his offerings. First came Fe (5passion, 2011)—a sanctified solo piano date [...]

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by / on December 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm / in Post

Volcan Cotton Club Japan Trailer

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by / on December 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm / in Post

MIDWEST RECORD CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher Copyright 2013 Midwest Record

5 PASION  VOLCAN:  Yep, that’s Gonzalo Rubalcaba hiding out with his pals in the confines of this Latin jazz super group, all leaders in their own rights.  Free wheeling and left leaning whether kicking it out on originals or digging some Diz, this is a wide open canvas that the players know how to color as well as wisely use [...]

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