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House of Prog Review of Quatro

House of Prog Review of Quatro

On this album, composer John Finbury’s has combined broad Latin American and Spanish influences and has then delivered this in alternating vocal and instrumental tracks. On this release he has brought together the delicate and emotional vocals of Magos Herrera, along...

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House of Prog Review of American Nocturnes

House of Prog Review of American Nocturnes

Also released in 2020, this album is so very different in many ways to ‘Quatro’ so that it sounds as if it is by a totally different artist. Actually, in many ways it is, as Finbury is primarily a composer and not a performer, and although he does play piano on one of...

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Night Train’s Best Releases Of 2020

Night Train’s Best Releases Of 2020

It probably had something to do with the kind of year we had, but the albums that seemed to stand out in 2020 were often ones that brought the most comfort: the balladry of Jeremy Pelt, the elegant and understated weave of strings used by Eric Alexander, the sunny...

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Highlands Magazine France

Highlands Magazine France

Composer John Finbury's new album was released on May 20, 2020, featuring music with a predominantly pianistic character, influenced by Hispanic culture. The album cover directly refers to Mexican culture. The music revealing a series of delicious climates alternates...

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Jazz Weekly Review of American Nocturnes

Jazz Weekly Review of American Nocturnes

Pretty watercolors are painted by pianist/composer John Finbury, who actually only plays one song on this gorgeous album, an intimate solo “Waltz For Patty” to close things out. Otherwise he employs Tim Ray at the ivories to team up with an impressionistic team of...

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LA Jazz Scene Review of American Nocturnes

LA Jazz Scene Review of American Nocturnes

Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning pianist and composer John Finbury is used to an infectious Latin jazz feel that has won him accolades on the jazz scene. His latest album American Nocturnes – Final Days Of July is a brilliant departure from the Latin jazz world. Here...

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Musicalmemoirs’s Review of American Nocturnes

Musicalmemoirs’s Review of American Nocturnes

JOHN FINBURY – “AMERICAN NOCTURNES – FINAL DAYS OF JULY” – Green Flash Music John Finbury, piano/composer/arranger; Bob Patton, arranger; Tim Ray, piano; Eugene Friesen, cello; Roni Eytan, harmonica; Claudio Ragazzi, guitar; Vitor Goncalves & Roberto Cassan,...

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Take Effect Review of American Nocturnes

Take Effect Review of American Nocturnes

The Grammy and Latin Grammy-Nominated composer John Finbury returns with 10 new pieces, where Tim Ray, Eugene Friesen, Roni Eytan, Claudio Ragazzi, Roberto Cassan, Vitor Goncalves and Peter Eldridge help flesh out the intimate tunes in a small ensemble setting. “Lay...

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WTJU 91 New Jazz Adds Review of Quatro

WTJU 91 New Jazz Adds Review of Quatro

John Finbury – Quatro (Green Flash Music): “John Finbury’s new album “QUATRO” premieres new music with broad Latin American and Spanish influences, mixed and matched in an unorthodox fashion. Alternating vocal and instrumental tracks, the album was produced by Latin...

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Midwest Record Review of American Nocturnes

Midwest Record Review of American Nocturnes

JOHN FINBURY/American Nocturnes-Final Days of July: Finbury pulls an about-face here from his recent Latin jazz outings to craft an instrumental date that lands nicely somewhere between new age and Aaron Copland. Bringing in some no-nonsense hitters to fully realize...

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JP’s Music Blog Review of American Nocturnes

JP’s Music Blog Review of American Nocturnes

Grammy-nominated composer John Finbury recently released his lastest composition "American Nocturnes - Final Days Of July." It features eleven tracks performed by a selection of hand-picked artists to best portray Finbury's latest vision. The album begins with the...

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Anne Carlini Review of American Nocturnes

Anne Carlini Review of American Nocturnes

Title - 'American Nocturnes: Final Days of July' Artist - John Finbury For those not in the know, American Nocturnes: Final Days of July, is a new album of original instrumental compositions by Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated composer John Finbury. Finbury's...

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Music Zoom Review of Quatro

Music Zoom Review of Quatro

The American composer John Finbury writes his music thinking about whole America, Brazil and all South American countries. His music is interpreted by the singer Magos Herrera on four of the seven songs, Chano Dominguez on the piano, John Patitucci is on the double...

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Latin Jazz Network Review of Quatro

Latin Jazz Network Review of Quatro

John Finbury has long since displayed a prodigious gift for musicianship in all its forms – not simply popular forms, but also traditional and contemporary Brasilian forms of music and dance too. He has followed up his Brasilian sojourn, Sorte! – John Finbury ft....

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Roots Music Report

Roots Music Report

Massachusetts-based composer John Finbury has been writing music for over four decades, but since 2014 his longstanding interest in Brazilian jazz have resulted in annual album releases that have received much critical acclaim. My review of his Grammy-nominated 2019...

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High Res Audio Review

High Res Audio Review

It is not too often that an over sixty years old active lawyer is at least as active as a jazz songwriter, and even as a songwriter who has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album 2020 for his song contribution to the album Sorte! by Brazilian...

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The JW Vibe Review

The JW Vibe Review

JOHN FINBURY, Quatro Composed by John Finbury, the seven poignant, rhythmically diverse and thematically connected pieces that comprise his concept album Quatro were recorded by Magos Herrera (vocals), Chano Dominguez (piano), John Pattitucci (bass) and drummer...

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Take Effect Review of Quatro

Take Effect Review of Quatro

John Finbury aligns himself in exceptional company here, as Magos Herrera, Chano Domínguez, John Patitucci, and Antonio Sánchez help him bring Latin and Spanish influences into his cultured, wise and unclassifiable formula. “Llegará El Día” starts the listen piano...

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Midwest Record – Entertainment Reviews, News & Views

Midwest Record – Entertainment Reviews, News & Views

JOHN FINBURY/Quatro: A gringo brings his one world vision to Latin jazz that finds him creating a nu kind of fusion with like minded pals that know how to kick out the jams and play like they are of a single mind. A musically subversive political statement that's...

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It’s Official! Sorte! 2019 Grammy Certificate

It’s Official! Sorte! 2019 Grammy Certificate

Look what came in the mail today.  The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Certificate for Sorte! for being nominated for the Best Latin Jazz Album.  Sorte! is the second Grammy Award Nomination John Finbury has received. About Sorte! The music of John Finbury featuring...

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Up Close and Personal Interview With Thalma de Freitas

Up Close and Personal Interview With Thalma de Freitas

In an exclusive interview with Bossa Magazine, Thalma answered a variety of questions and gave us the highlights of her professional life. Thalma, when and why did you start playing? There's an old tape recording of me making up a song when I was like 2 or 3, playing...

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