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June 11, 1992 | JANICE L. JONES, Janice L. Jones is a member of The Times Orange County Edition staff.
Shortly before Latin jazz guitarist and composer Juan Carlos Quintero was due to record a second album last year, he returned to his native Colombia to immerse himself in his musical roots. While visiting the mountain villages, he rediscovered cumbia, one of the many folk rhythms that pervade the villagers' daily lives. The beat inspired him to write "Festivals," which he included in the new album lineup.
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June 10, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero's musical journey, one that has wound its way through Bogota, Boston and Brussels before settling in Los Angeles, has been one of discovery. Quintero's music, a hybrid blend of jazz, rock and the rhythms of South America, reflects that odyssey. Though he follows in the footsteps of a diverse group of pioneers that includes Miles Davis, Carlos Santana and Cal Tjader, the territory he's staked is decidedly his own.
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July 31, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few years ago, guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero would be popping up at jazz clubs all over the Los Angeles area, earning himself a nice following but hardly a hefty bank balance. "I saturated the town, met a lot of people, and that was great," he said on the phone this week from his home in Redondo Beach. "But I also found that a lot of club owners plain didn't want to pay the band, and I couldn't accept that."
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July 31, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few years ago, guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero would be popping up at jazz clubs all over the Los Angeles area, earning himself a nice following but hardly a hefty bank balance. "I saturated the town, met a lot of people, and that was great," he said on the phone this week from his home in Redondo Beach. "But I also found that a lot of club owners plain didn't want to pay the band, and I couldn't accept that."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guitarist Juan Carlos Quintero's musical journey, one that has wound its way through Bogota, Boston and Brussels before settling in Los Angeles, has been one of discovery. Quintero's music, a hybrid blend of jazz, rock and the rhythms of South America, reflects that odyssey. Though he follows in the footsteps of a diverse group of pioneers that includes Miles Davis, Carlos Santana and Cal Tjader, the territory he's staked is decidedly his own.
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May 12, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
There was no way in which either the Juan Carlos Quintero Quintet or its audience were going to pay much attention to music Friday night until the Lakers had concluded their comeback against the San Antonio Spurs. But as soon as the Conga Room's big-screen television displayed the game's final moments, the rhythms kicked into gear and an enthusiastic audience -- clearly buoyed by the victory -- took the floor, ready to move to the music.
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December 7, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Juan Carlos Quintero's high-powered, enticing show at Mucho Gusto Friday night would have surprised anyone who knows the guitarist only through his recordings. His two appealing Nova Records albums are low-key, falling somewhere between easy-listening Latin and what many would call New Age mood music. In person, another persona emerged, offering exuberant Latin-based sounds underpinned by a winsome jazz essence.
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June 11, 1999
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May 30, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Dana Point Jazz Festival isn't one of those stadium-sized events. Held at the cozy Renaissance Dana Point, it offers a variety of bands from the area on the patio and, in the evening, in the dining room. The three-day event has the feel of an extended club concert.
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June 11, 1992 | JANICE L. JONES, Janice L. Jones is a member of The Times Orange County Edition staff.
Shortly before Latin jazz guitarist and composer Juan Carlos Quintero was due to record a second album last year, he returned to his native Colombia to immerse himself in his musical roots. While visiting the mountain villages, he rediscovered cumbia, one of the many folk rhythms that pervade the villagers' daily lives. The beat inspired him to write "Festivals," which he included in the new album lineup.
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July 4, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS
Nostalgia is a national pastime. There's nothing wrong with this, really. But lately, nostalgia seems never to reach back more than 20 years. People once looked back with longing on the '50s. Now, of course, we're all stuck with '70s platform shoes and disco. Again. What we would like you to do is reach back a little further, say before World War II. Picture this: Hot summer nights, too steamy for sleeping; ice melting in tea glasses on every front porch.
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