"By far, Latin jazz artists delivered more innovative and creative
music throughout the year, compared to salsa artists who chose to go
the "cover" route in many instances. This year, some of the best
originals were Son Sublime's Bailando
Con Son Sublime, Sonando’s
Tránsito’s La Nueva
Generación, Peruchín Jr.’s Sobre Blancas y Negras,
Conjunto Clasico’s Si Ella Estuviera,
Tiempo Libre’s Lo Que Esperabas,
Samuel Torres’ Skin Tones,
Conexión Salsera’s Salseros
Por Sentimiento, Micheal Stuart’s Back In Da Hood, Bobby Matos’ Charanga Changó, Brian
Lynch Latin Jazz Sextet’s Con Clave,
Luis Mangual’s Fuego, Fire, Candela,
Pete Rodríguez’s Mind
Trip, Son de Madre’s Rumberos,
Rigo y su Obra Maestra’s Rumba Pa’
Rumberos and Carlos Sarduy’s Charly En La Habana.
Rodriguez - Latin Beat, Los Angeles -
Hoadley's Afro-Cuban band, Sonando, which plays the Lock 'n' Keel, has
a new release, too, called "Tres,"
after the six-string Cuban stringed instrument, which Hoadley plays on
the album. I love his stately arrangement of the tune "Delilah."
Sonando is a vastly underappreciated Seattle band with a mature style
and comprehensive knowledge of Cuban music.
Paul de Barros - Seattle Times, November 2006
Carter Pock - September 2006
Andrew Mahan - August 2006
All Music Guide
Adam Greenburg - July 2006
Peter Watrous, NYC, July
"Sonando is a huge hit with our
on air hosts and listeners, and is currently in heavy rotation.
Another good one from Fred and crew...."
Arturo Gómez, Music Director, Jazz 89 - KUVO Denver, June 2006
"Sonando is our top
CD. Can you please send 2 more?"
Gary Vercelli, Jazz Music
Director, Capital Public Radio, Inc. June 2006
"Love the Latin Jazz
of the Seattle band Sonando
produced by Fred Hoadley
and titled La Rumba Esta Buena"
Nelson Rodriguez, Latin
Magazine, Los Angeles, Dec/Jan. 1999
Chris Lunn, Seattle,
Editors Pick: "A
fine second release by Sonando, Seattle's shining star
Bruce Polin, Descarga
NYC, July 1998
Carter Pock, Seattle,
Ernie Saylor, Seattle,
Jesse "Choy" Varela, San
Francisco, Oct. 1994
Chris Kelsey, Oakland,