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November 25, 1994 | LEILA COBO-HANLON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Those who know the music of Emiliano Salvador say he played the piano as if he had a demon inside, with the same kind of driving energy heard in the music of Thelonious Monk. They call him a man of extremes--too nervous, too intense, drank too much. And those who talk about his drinking and his dreams also call him one of Cuba's finest jazz pianists. For Carlos Puerto Jr., the bass player on his last album, he was simply the best.
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November 25, 1994 | LEILA COBO-HANLON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Those who know the music of Emiliano Salvador say he played the piano as if he had a demon inside, with the same kind of driving energy heard in the music of Thelonious Monk. They call him a man of extremes--too nervous, too intense, drank too much. And those who talk about his drinking and his dreams also call him one of Cuba's finest jazz pianists. For Carlos Puerto Jr., the bass player on his last album, he was simply the best.
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November 28, 1997 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jazz seems increasingly capable of leaping national borders in a single bound. From Asia to Europe to the Caribbean and South America, musicians are finding jazz a unique vehicle for the expression of musical ideas reflective of their own cultures. Here's a selection of current releases illustrating the music's far-reaching impact.
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February 22, 2000 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By many estimates, Juan Formell is the second-most famous man in Cuba, the first being what's-his-name with the beard. Formell is the leader of Los Van Van, Cuba's most popular dance band for the past 31 years. In Cuba, he has a big house and a maid. Everywhere else he goes, he is treated as royalty--except for Miami, where he is viewed by many as a court bard for Fidel Castro. His band is nominated for its first Grammy this year, in the salsa category, for "Llego Van Van . . .
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