Caida Libre

Caída Libre: ‘Wait for the Rain’ by Jaramar is a Timeless, Magical Experience

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN I recently attended a live concert by Jaramar, the renowned Mexican vocalist and artist. It was in the home of Mexican singer/songwriter Yanin Saavedra near Guadalajara and I was one of about 35 people listening to a singer who routinely fills venues of thousands.  All but one of the songs was in Spanish, which I am beginning to speak, but not always … Continue reading Caída Libre: ‘Wait for the Rain’ by Jaramar is a Timeless, Magical Experience

Patrick Ames Pays Honor to Gil Scott-Heron with Album ‘Liveness’

By AARON GAGERS You’ve got to dig anybody today who is even aware of the late jazz great Gil Scott-Heron, let alone dedicate music to him. Patrick Ames and his new Liveness album pays honor to Scott-Heron, one of the most underrated and genius musicians of all time. Scott-Heron was a “bluesologist,” in his own words, who rapped forewarningly that “The Revolution Will Not Be … Continue reading Patrick Ames Pays Honor to Gil Scott-Heron with Album ‘Liveness’