Straight from the Heart: Miguel Zenón Pays Tribute to Ismael Rivera

Saxophonist Miguel Zenón’s soundtrack to growing up in Puerto Rico encompassed many salsa luminaries. But no one in that pantheon loomed larger than the late son legend Ismael Rivera. “He kind of personified the genre, what it meant to be in that world,” Zenón says. “I remember being attracted to his music from the get-go,…
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