Press Kit


Gran Danzon Album Cover


  • “… played with solid assurance and grasp of Latin and jazz playing styles … Cover of the Year.”
    — American Record Guide, July/August 2014


  • “… played with power and assurance … an outstanding performance…”
    — Jeffrey Williams, New York Concert Review


  • “A delightful album, “Gran Danzon” (on Blue Griffin) by gifted American flute player, Martha Councell-Vargas . . . Councell-Vargas performs all the pieces with flair. ”
    Barry Bassis, The Epoch Times


  • “Excelente el disco Gran Danzón de la maestra Martha Councell-Vargas, quien demuestra ser no sólo una flautista virtuosa, sino una artista con pleno dominio de los lenguajes musicales latinoamericanos y en especial del ‘sabor’ cubano.” (“Martha Councell-Vargas’ disc Gran Danzon is excellent. She proves herself to be not only a virtuoso flutist, but an artist with full domination of Latin American musical languages, especially the Cuban sabor.”)
    — Eduardo Gamboa


  • “I love Martha Councell-Vargas “fluteism” and sense of humor. Her new CD is excellent: …impeccable playing ..and the rendition of my Gran Danzón is right in the pocket!”
    — Paquito D’Rivera