Ochosi Blues Press

Music writer Oliver Arditi wrote a fantastic review of Ochosi Blues, saying “Lapidus is an electrifying and tasteful guitarist and tresero, with master accompanists, and a clear artistic vision, which is realised on Ochosi Blues with rare coherence and a compelling, earthy power.” Click on his name to read the full review.

Nelson Rodríguez gave an enthusiastic review of Ochosi Blues for Herencia Latina, writing: “There is nothing better than concept recordings and guitarist Benjamin Lapidus (Sonido Isleño) & Kari-B3 in their salute to the Hammond B3 Organ and Ben’s love for the instrument.” Click the link for the full review.

Ochosi Blues made it to the year-end list for WPKN
as well as the Jazz Journalist Association (JJA)

Jazz Weekly’s George W. Harris wrote that Ochosi Blues “is a wonderful kaleidoscope of sounds and visions.” Click here to read the full review.

Colombian Salsa DJ, El Chino has posted a fantastic review of Ochosi Blues on his site Solar Latin Club.
To read the full review in Spanish, click here.

Marc Myers (Jazzwax) writes, “This material is eclectic and interesting. A dazzling array of song choices…the album has my vote for Latin album of the year.” Read the full review here.

New interview in the September 2014 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine discussing music, education, and influences! The interview is on pages 45 and 46. Click here to download.

Great Review of Ochosi Blues on Robertaonthearts.com, August 27, 2014! Dr. Zlokower writes: “This CD is top quality, versatile, and filled with wonderful musical surprises.” To read the full review click here.

Ochosi Blues is named Album of the Week by Latin Jazz Network on August 25, 2014!
The amazing review by Raul da Gama calls Ochosi Blues “an album of lasting beauty”
To read the complete review click here.

Ochosi Blues is Album of the Week (August 9, 2014) at Latin Jazz Corner!
“A must-hear album that is full of smart connections, a deep lineage to tradition, and soulful performances…a vital and unforgettable recording.”
Read the full review by Chip Boaz here.