CD of the Month

When you give KUVO/KVJZ a gift of $600 or more, you become a member of our CD of the Month Club!

Each month, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez carefully selects an outstanding new release and then we mail the music directly to you!

Click here to join our CD of the Month Club.

See Arturo’s reviews of past CDs of the Month below.

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4:59 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

April CD of the Month: When Grappelli Meets Latin America

In the liner notes of the new recording of Federico Britos, NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera states, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Federico Britos, a musician so versatile and charismatic that he’ll get called for a dance, an operetta, a cocktail party, or simply to have a drink in his endearing company and chat in some Miami café.” Some poignant words from one gifted musician to another.  When he was only 5 years old in his native Montevideo, Uruguay Britos began playing violin following in his father’s footsteps.

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4:49 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

January CD of the Month: Akua Dixon

Akua Dixon is the most accomplished cellist in jazz history. Her brand new for 2015 recording on her very own Akua’s Music label adds to her impressive list of accomplishments and to her living legacy. In 2011 Akua released Movin’ On to much critical acclaim and jazz radio airplay, her latest album, which is self-titled continues where she left off and once again raises the bar another notch. Ms.

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3:02 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

October CD of the Month: Freddy Cole

In the beginning of his career Freddy Cole had to live in the shadow of his legendary older brother, Nat. Like his most famous sibling, Freddy as well as his other lesser known brothers Eddie & Ike all had similar timbres as Nat so each had to develop their own unique approach and style in singing. Freddy has been the most successful follower of big brother Nat King Cole. Born in Chicago Freddy began his piano lessons as an adolescent and as a teen during in post WW2 Chi-Town he would frequent many of the great jazz and blues clubs.

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3:02 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

November CD of the Month: Jimmy Greene-"Beautiful Life"

Jimmy Greene     Beautiful Life     Greene Music Works/Mack Avenue Records

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5:34 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

December CD of the Month: David Hazeltine-"I Remember Cedar"

Be-bop pianist and composer David Hazeltine is one of the top ten pianists of what I like to call the “tweener generation”, those veteran musicians who have not yet made it to the elders bracket and are too well seasoned to be labeled “up n coming” or “young lions” because David had already made his impact in jazz and is held in high esteem by his contemporaries.  Hazeltine is original from Milwaukee, WI, playing professionally since he was 13 years of age, he decided to pursue a career as a pianist so he enrolled at the

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