Author: BopSpots

Steve Rothery: New Album and 40 Years of Marillion

Photo-reportage by: Mónica García Steve Rothery presented his new album “The Ghost of Pripyat”, in the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. He also celebrated the 40 aniversary of Marillion, known as one of the most emblematic British bands of progressive rock. This is how it looked like… Steve Rothery (guitarist […]

An Artist who Looks at the Stars: Richard Bona’s Interview

By: Estefanía Romero “Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!” – Los Angeles Times With over 10 records, countless awards and collaborations with virtuosos such […]

“To Suffer with Jazz, to Dream with Jazz”: Tino Contreras

Por: Estefanía Romero Photographer (2018): Mónica García Does Mexican jazz exist? There are so many empty spaces in the history of this genre in our country that we just try to fill them with few pieces of literature and oral tradition. That is why I enjoyed so much the opportunity of visiting […]

Jazz Legends As Seen Through the Eyes of the Biographer: James Gavin

By Estefanía Romero His life is based on writing about what our music idols do, but this time he had to answer questions about his own life and wonderful work. James Gavin is one of the most interesting characters I’ve met in my life—not only because he has the deepest […]

From Bop to Latin: The Brilliant Concert of Arturo Sandoval in Mexico City

By: Estefanía Romero To discover Dizzy Gillespie and The United Nations Orchestra’s concert was the great event that led me into a personal obsession to the historical, cultural and musicological labyrinths of jazz. All the musicians of that project became my idols and since then I decided that I wouldn’t […]