Issue 19


Joe Bataan is a New York legend in salsa, boogaloo/soul, disco, and even hip-hop circles for his numerous contributions. New York’s DJ Red Alert has also made a name for himself for his own formidable hip-hop contributions. Born from a massive musical scene in Brazil, Azymuth continues to influence bands abroad.

  • re:Discovery Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound, Arsenio Rodriguez, Aldemaro Romero and His Onda Nueva, Tito Puente, La Protesta with Tony Pabon
  • In Memoriam: Arif Mardin (1932-2006), Rufus Harley (1936-2006)
  • Pace Relations Electronic Beats Link Sly Stone and J.J. Cale
  • Finger Painting Guitarist Calvin Keys Plays with a Full Palette
  • Other Directions Strange Fruit Project Reveals a Different Side to the South
  • Salsa Dura Now! Percussionist Edwin Bonilla Works Hard to Move Bodies
  • Indian Summer The Everyday Heat of Salsa Juggernaut
  • Cali Cartel In the ’70s, Colombian Music Flowed From the Country to Hooked Dance Floors
  • Crazy Samba Celebrated Brazilian Trio Azymuth Reaches New Musical Horizons
  • Boogaloo Bad Boy Joe Bataan Went From Running the Streets to Ruling the Charts
  • Big Idea Gigi Campi Produced Rarely Heard Classics with the Kenny Clark-Francy Boland Big Band
  • It was Something He Said The Albums of Richard Pryor
  • Sovereign State South African Trumpeter Hugh Masekela Blows for Self
  • Medicine Man Musical Innovator Dr. Alimantado Dissects His Reggae Roots
  • Back to the Future New York’s Kool DJ Red Alert Transports Listeners to Another Dimension
  • Get Your Life The History of Baltimore Club

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