LJN – Latin Jazz Network Ignacio Berroa: Heritage and Passion by Raul da Gama – Mar 2, 2015 Heritage and Passion… Never was an album so aptly titled and rarely has an album been so magnificently and ingeniously crafted. And while synthesizers and midi controllers may have been used before to great effect by the likes of Miles Davis, Weather Report and by Ralph Towner and Oregon, and Lyle Mays, the crafty manner of their use by Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Mark Shim is absolutely alluring and inventive. But first there is this: from behind a battery of drums and cymbals, Ignacio Berroa conducts his ensemble with ingenuity and his drumming simply catches fire as the music progresses. There are drummers who are […]
HIS TRIUMPHANT REGAL RETURN The Montréal Drum Fest is proud to announce the return of the king—the great Ignacio Berroa. Let the bells and the banners fly! Nobody forgets how he ignited the crowd last visit. And he’s gotten tighter, slicker, hotter, and more exciting. This is going to be good. At once a veteran and a pioneer, the Cuban-born drummer has been applauded through the years for his facility in combining folkloric rhythms with contemporary jazz and funk. It’s a fiery blend that swings like a mother, grooves like a locomotive, never forgetting old country roots. For a pre Drum Fest taste, Google “Se Le Ve”, a hit track Berroa cut with the Puerto Rican band Batacumbele decades back. […]
By Gatillo Dentro de la programación de MóstolesAtodoJAZZ, en su sexta edición, actuó el pasado sábado el cuarteto del batería cubano Ignacio Berroa, que contó con la colaboración especial del saxofonista David Sánchez. En un Teatro del Bosque que registró una gran entrada, los aficionados al jazz pudieron comprobar el alto nivel que atesoran ambos músicos, considerados como grandes exponentes del jazz latino. El concierto, al que asistió Mirina Cortés, Concejal de Educación y Cultura, fue presentado por Luis Martín, crítico de jazz del diario ABC.