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Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers - Border-Free (2013) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 431MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cu-Bop, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdes, Cuba's most famous jazz musician, has rebalanced the repertoire of his Afro-Cuban Messengers on Border-Free, mixing its American-jazz agenda (the group's name deliberately references both Valdes' roots and the late Art Blakey's classic soul-bop Jazz Messengers group) with more extended Latin-American input, and some Native American and Andalusian connections, too. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guesting on three tracks, is warmly romantic on tenor on the loping Tabu, agile and fluent on the Cuban dance-shuffle Bebo, and mercurial on a soprano-sax break full of north African microtonalisms on the hurtling, horn-hooting finale, Abdel.
Chucho Valdes - Live At The Village Vanguard (2000) [Repost]

Chucho Valdes - Live At The Village Vanguard (2000)
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 342MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz

Put the force of McCoy Tyner, the superhuman keyboard agility of Art Tatum, and the delicacy of Erroll Garner into a 6-foot-4 Cuban-born frame, and you'll get Jesus "Chucho" Valdes, one of the greatest piano players on the planet. For three decades, Valdes led the Cuban superband Irakere, with Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. But in the last few years, Valdes has been spotlighting his pianistic prowess in small combos such as the quartet he led during a spirited stint at the legendary Village Vanguard in 1999. Backed by a young group of Cuban musicians–drummer Raul Pineda Roque, percussionist Roberto Vizcaino Guillot, and bassist Franciso Rubio Pampin–Valdes turns the piano into a hurricane of melody, harmony and rhythm.
Arturo Sandoval - Arturo Sandoval & The Latin Train (1995) (Limited Edition)

Arturo Sandoval - Arturo Sandoval & The Latin Train (1995) (Limited Edition)
Jazz | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
GRP, GRD-9818 | rel: 1995 | 385Mb

On 1995's Arturo Sandoval & the Latin Train, the Cuban-born multi-instrumentalist and his enormous band continue the trend toward reducing the Latin part of their Latin jazz. Guest stars of the caliber of the immortal Celia Cruz show up for Sandoval's 11th album, despite the orientation toward crossover jazz-pop with minimal Latin content.

Arturo Sandoval - Rumba Palace (2007)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 23, 2016
Arturo Sandoval - Rumba Palace (2007)

Arturo Sandoval - Rumba Palace (2007)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc, CD83662 | rel: 2007 | 385Mb

There's something about Cuban music that makes you wonder, whenever you listen to it, why it is that you spend so much of your life doing things other than listening to it. And the same goes for the great Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval – whenever you hear him do something other than play Cuban music, you wonder why on Earth he's doing whatever that other thing is.

Arturo Sandoval & The WDR Big Band - Mambo Nights (2011)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 16, 2016
Arturo Sandoval & The WDR Big Band - Mambo Nights (2011)

Arturo Sandoval & The WDR Big Band - Mambo Nights (2011)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Connector, 59886-2 | rel: 2011 | 460Mb

Arturo Sandoval's playing on this recording is worth the cost of the recording alone ! The WDR Big Band sounds great and if you like Latin music you will love this recording.
Arturo Sandoval - Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) (2012)

Arturo Sandoval - Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) (2012)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Concord, CJA-33020-02 | rel: 2012 | 440Mb

This slick, exciting CD is trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s reimagining of the key work of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, his mentor, inspiration and friend. It recasts more than reanimates his benchmark tunes by way of punchy arrangements from a gang of top-flight conceptualists including the cinematic Gordon Goodwin, the brooding Nan Schwartz and the playful Wally Minko.

Chucho Valdes - The Complete 1964 Sessions (2007) {Malanga}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 12, 2016
Chucho Valdes - The Complete 1964 Sessions (2007) {Malanga}

Chucho Valdes - The Complete 1964 Sessions (2007) {Malanga}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 193MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cuban Jazz

This is a reissue of some of Cuban piano master Chucho Valdes's earliest Havana recordings in 1964 (almost a decade before he founded the legendary Irakere), embracing the debut of the great Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera. It has been gathering dust for decades. There are 27 short tracks, most of them following the formalities of traditional Cuban dance styles, and many of the solos are barely longer than a chorus or two - which throws the emphasis on to the historical interest of the materials, rather than the spontaneities of the players.

Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 6, 2016
Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 462MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 208MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdés is at the top of his game here, on Tribute to Irakere (Live in Marciac). There is a visceral excitement in the performance, where the music is played in the idiomatic vein of Irakere. This means the creation of an attractive, edifying atmosphere in Marciac with the celebrated collision of African polyrhythms together with a polyphony born of Cuban folk forms that Chucho Valdés is so well known for adapting to his electrifying style.

Arturo Sandoval - Live at Yoshi's (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 14, 2016
Arturo Sandoval - Live at Yoshi's (2015)

Arturo Sandoval - Live at Yoshi's (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:49 min | 152 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ALFI Records

A protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy® Awards, and been nominated 19 times. He has also received 6 Billboard Awards as well as an Emmy Award for his composing of the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country, that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. Considered one of the worlds most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, he is also recognized worldwide as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.

Arturo Sandoval - Tumbaito (1986) {PAR Media}  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 30, 2015
Arturo Sandoval - Tumbaito (1986) {PAR Media}

Arturo Sandoval - Tumbaito (1986) {PAR Media}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 302MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Fusion

This early solo effort (made available on CD by Messidor) by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was recorded in Madrid, Spain a few years before his defection from Cuba. Sandoval really lets loose on the six selections (five originals plus "A Night in Tunisia"), showing off his tremendous technique and his ability to play rapid lines. The high-powered music (which also features pianist Hilario Duran and guitarist Jorge Chicoy) may turn some listeners off due to its ferocity and lack of space, but one cannot help but be impressed by Sandoval's talents.