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Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio Live 2012 – Compilation Available Winter 2015

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio Live 2012 – Compilation Available Winter 2015

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Yosvany Terry Recording Sessions 2012

Yosvany Terry Recording Sessions 2012

    We are extremely excited to announce that Yosvany Terry will release a new album entitled “New Throned King” on the 5Passion label!  This fresh new offering will be released in the Spring of 2014 in standard and high-definition audio formats! “I feel very fortunate to join ‘5Passion’, a place where truly inspiring Art is breath through its Walls”. 5Passion […]

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba releases “XXI Century”

Gonzalo Rubalcaba releases “XXI Century”

                  Gonzalo Rubalcaba releases “XXI Century”, his second offering for 5Passion . “XXI” finds Gonzalo in an ensemble setting, featuring Marcus Gilmore on Drums, Matt Brewer on Upright and Electric Bass, Lionel Leouke on Guitar, Pedro Martinez on Percussion and Voice, and Ignacio Berroa on Drums. Over 120 minutes of fantastic music, […]

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s New Album “XXI Century” is at hand….

Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s New Album “XXI Century” is at hand….

The positive energy input of conceiving, writing, organizing, playing, recording, editing, mixing, mastering the album “XXI Century” is contained on this tiny USB Memory Stick….   

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s  “Fé” !

Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s “Fé” !

This is one beautiful album, Gonzalo is a master! Howard Mandel-President Jazz Journalists Association Jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba has appeared as leader on more than twenty-five critically acclaimed albums, but Fe … Faith is his first release on his own 5Passion label. The album features fifteen piano solos that range from introspective musings to flamboyant bursts of pianistic energy. The sound quality of this […]

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Fé…Faith – By Bill Donaldson-EJAZZNEWS

Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Fé…Faith – By Bill Donaldson-EJAZZNEWS

EJAZZNEWS More often than not, jazz musicians move from youthful irreverence to spirituality as they mature. Examples abound, from Dizzy Gillespie to John Patitucci, from Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter, from Randy Weston to Pete Malinverni, from Mary Lou Williams to Cyrus Chestnut. The fact that jazz can accommodate profound personal growth throughout a lifetime is a testament to its […]

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The Great Ignacio Berroa Sits-In On The Recording Festivities at Bennett Studios

The Great Ignacio Berroa Sits-In On The Recording Festivities at Bennett Studios

Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. His numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place among a selected group of artists known to have set new musical trends for the 20th century. Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: “… the only Latin drummer in […]

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Bennett Studios, June 28, 2011

Bennett Studios, June 28, 2011

Sadly, this was a picture taken during one of the last two or three sessions at Bennett Studios, which closed it’s doors after 10 years of service.  (From Left to Right)  Mario Garcia Haya, Pedro Martinez, Jim Anderson, Gary Galimidi, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Alessandro Perrotta, Matt Brewer, Lionel Leuke, Marcus Gilmore….sadly, Ignacio Berroa was not available for this foto…. This photo […]

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Marcus Gilmore and Gonzalo at Bennett Studios

Marcus Gilmore and Gonzalo at Bennett Studios

Marcus Gilmore Marcus Gilmore, 22, is the grandson of Roy Haynes, jazz’s most important living drummer, but he has proved his own virtues quickly. Around the winter of 2004-5 he created that pleasant citywide buzz when someone new and special blows through New York clubs and jam sessions. Now you can hear him regularly, playing with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Nicholas Payton, […]

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Pedrito “El Aparatoso!”

Pedrito “El Aparatoso!”

Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus – as is the case in his new band– he’s an incomparable performer. – Ben […]

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