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The Gerardo Frisina Special


Frisina's knowledge of jazz has been key in the creation and success of Ishtar, which houses the Schema and Rearward labels. He began as a producer for artists involved with Ishtar and quickly moved into production of his own records. This began with the release of Ad Lib in 2001 and has since brought us Hi Note and The Latin Kick. Along the way, he has managed to ring up an impressive catalog of remixes of modern jazz tunes, as well as an incredible selection of classic artists including the likes of Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. Here are nine of my favorite Gerardo Frisina productions, as selected and mixed for the full 2-hour special with Chris Galvan and DJ Offbeat.