Bob Karty

‘A pianist with big ears and supple style….’

Alexa Weber Morales, review of Tanaóra’s ‘Dia Real’

‘Karty anchors the group with a tasteful approach to harmonies, a lyrical improvisation approach, and a swinging montuno.  His voice remains supportively present throughout the recording, consistently guiding the group through their diverse repertoire.’

Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner, review of ‘Dia Real’

‘Karty’s piano playing was particularly spectacular, and he took center stage in many of the songs.  In Lopez’ ‘Los Tres Bailadores’, Karty launched into jazzy riffs and rhythmic shifts that also accented songs like Beny Moré’s ‘Amor Fugaz’ and Otton’s arrangement of ‘Cenizas.’

Anne Herman, Alaska Daily News, reviewing a concert by Orquesta La Moderna Tradición at Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage AK (2/8/04)

On Tanaóra:

‘A delectable sextet featuring some of the region’s most gifted players, [Tanaora] offers a melodically rich sound unlike any other band around.’

Andrew Gilbert, ‘Critic’s Pick’, The East Bay Monthly, December 2006

 On La Moderna Tradición:

‘Orquesta La Moderna Tradición continues to produce some of the finest danzón-charanga dance material anywhere….Gorgeous.’

         Bruce Polin, editor of the late, reviewing LMT’s CD ‘En Canto