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The Riff: Music News Podcast
21 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Yunie Mojica Talks with the Founder of Los Pleneros de la 21
Yunie Mojica Talks with the Founder of Los Pleneros de la 21/ Matt Chasen talks about what’s new in Truth Revolution Records They discuss Pregones, the history of Bomba and Plena, New York- Puerto Rican Culture, Afro Puerto Rican music, history and dance. Juan Juango Gutierrez talks about the new generation in this music. They have a new release on TRR. TRR producer and representative, Matt Chasen, goes over the happenings in TRR and goes over Marcus Persiani, The Curtis Brothers, Andy Gonzalez Ronnie Burrage and Los Pleneros. Here they talk about the new releases coming up next.
59 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Ronnie Burrage and Holographic Principle Talks About Their Latest Release/ Justin Brown’s “Nyeusi” Reviewed
In this episode of “The Riff: Music News Podcast”, Yunie Mojica sits down with Holographic Principle, pianist – Michal Wierba, bassist – Nimrod Speaks and the drummer and leader of the band Ronnie Burrage.They talk about the beginnings of the band, and some of their original compositions as well as the making of their most recent release, “Dance of the Great Spirit.” Ronnie Burrage is considered one of the best jazz musicians on the world scene today. He has played with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and is featured on more than 100 recordings; and has toured on all four continents from Siberia to South Africa to Japan. The second half of this episode is the “review segment” featuring Truth Revolution Recording Collective Distribution Specialist Matt Chasen. He discusses dummer Justin Brown’s latest release, “Nyeusi” on Biopholio records featuring: Mark Shim, Jason Lindner, Fabian Almazan, Burniss Travis. (All featured music is from Holographic Principle’s newest release on TRR “Dance of the Great Spirit”)
33 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
05: Little Johnny Talks About His Upcoming Release/“Live in Europe” Reviewed
In this episode of “The Riff: Music News Podcast”, one of the most iconic percussionists of the last fifty years, within “The Latin Diaspora” and beyond, “Little” Johnny Rivero, sits down with host Yunie Mojica to discuss his origins as a dancer turned percussionist in New York City. At 13, Rivero’s family moved to Puerto Rico, which ultimately led to a sixteen year tenure in pianist Papo Lucca’s “La Sonora Poncena”, one of the greatest “salsa” bands of all-time. Leaving “Sonora Poncena” in 1990, “Little” Johnny set out on a freelance career in which he has appeared on over 100 recordings. He has worked with the likes of Charlie and Eddie Palmieri, Ruben Blades, Andy Montanez, Cheo Feliciano, Ray Barretto, Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Paquito D’Rivera. Rivero discusses his most recent album, “Music in Me”, which is available on Truth Revolution Recording Collective, as well as his upcoming project, “Golpe Duro”, which although featuring one “Latin Jazz” composition by pianist Zaccai Curtis, is a “tried and true salsa album” that returns “Little” Johnny to his roots. Rivero discusses his experiences in Eddie Palmieri’s band over the last eighteen years, along with what his own experiences as a bandleader have been like. The second half of this episode is the “review segment” featuring Truth Revolution Recording Collective Distribution Specialist Matt Chasen. He discusses pianist Fred Hersch’s “Live in Europe”, saxophonist JD Allen’s “Love Stone”, bassist Nat Reeves’ “Blue Ridge” and TRR Collective News with host Yunie Mojica. Download the app at gettheriff.com to catch up on music news relevant to you.
40 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
04: Jonathan Michel Interview
Host, Yunie Mojica brings in NY bassist, Jonathan Michel, to talk about his debut album, inspiration for the tunes on it, and much more. Download the app at gettheriff.com to catch up on music news relevant to you.
32 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
03: Jonathan Barber Interview
Host, Yunie Mojica brings in drummer, Jonathan Barber, to talk about his band, inspiration for his album, and much more. Download the app at gettheriff.com
32 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
02: Nick Biello Interview
Host, Yunie Mojica brings in saxophonist and composer, Nick Biello, to discuss his most recent album and upcoming tour. Download the app at gettheriff.com
18 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
01: The Riff Podcast Introduction Hosted by Yunie Mojica
Host Yunie Mojica brings The Riff creator and Truth Revolution Records founder Zaccai Curtis to discuss the new app and his reasons for bringing this to life. Get the app at gettheriff.com.
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