Les Paul Celebrates his 90th Birthday with Great Fanfare

Posted by on Jun 22, 2005 in News | No Comments

Les Paul, the father of the electric guitar, was recently feted by some of the worlds finest axemen at Carnegie Hall in celebration of his 90th birthday. The guitar-heavy bash, capably produced by guitar maven Charles Carlini for the JVC Jazz Festival, featured rockers Peter Frampton, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Steve Miller, jazzers Bucky ...

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“Inolvidable” Nominated Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album

Posted by on Feb 15, 2005 in News | No Comments

“Inolvidable” was nominated Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Carlini served as associate producer on the session for Chesky Records with Cuban legends Candido Camero and Graciela Perez. This album, Inolvidable, released in 2004, also features Latin recording veterans Manny Oquendo, Nelson Gonzalez, Andy Gonzalez, Sonny Bravo, Xiomara, and Federico ...

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Latin Legends Turn Out to Honor Conga Master Ray Barretto

Posted by on Oct 18, 2004 in News | No Comments

Legendary Afro-Cuban percussionists Francisco Aguabella, Candido Camero and Carlos “Patato” Valdes gathered this past week to celebrate fellow Conga Master Ray Barretto’s 75th birthday at New York’s famed Blue Note. This rare event, organized by impresario Charles Carlini, featured some of New York’s leading jazz and Latin musicians including Eddie Palmieri, Nicky Marrero, Myron Walden, ...

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James Williams and Charles Carlini Celebrate Hank Jones’ Career with a Live CD

Posted by on Sep 9, 2004 in News | No Comments

Pianist James Williams and Charles Carlini co-produced a live CD for Half Note Records in celebration of legendary pianist Hank Jones‘ 85th Birthday at New York City’s Blue Note featuring a virtual who’s who in jazz. Special guests included Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Ray Barretto, Candido Camero, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Marian McPartland, Jon Faddis, ...

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Wired Magazine Documents First Annual Moogfest Celebration

Posted by on May 21, 2004 in Eumir Deodato, News, Suzanne Ciani | No Comments

B.B. King’s Blues Club recently played host to Moogfest, the first annual festival celebrating the achievements of maverick inventor Robert Moog whose namesake analog synthesizer helped catapult the careers of such a diverse list of artists as rockers Edgar Winter, Todd Rundgren, Gary Numan, and Devo, funksters Parliament-Funkadelic and Zapp, disco producer Giorgio Moroder with ...

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