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Chucho Valdes - Live At The Village Vanguard (2000) [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 23, 2012
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.

Chucho Valdes - Bele Bele En La Habana (1998) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 14, 2017
Chucho Valdes - Bele Bele En La Habana (1998) {Blue Note}

Chucho Valdes - Bele Bele En La Habana (1998) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 382MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, World Fusion

Issued just after his landmark two-week June 1998 gig at the Village Vanguard and subsequent U.S./Canada tour, Chucho Valdйs' first album for Blue Note bears out a lot of the hype surrounding this hugely gifted Cuban pianist. Unlike many of today's younger Cuban keyboard hotshots, Valdйs not only has great technical chops and musical erudition, he manages to stay closely tied to his Cuban rhythmic roots. Thus, he employs a Cuban percussionist Roberto Vizcaino Guillot along with the standard bass (Alain Pйrez Rodriguez) and drums (Raъl Pнсeda Roque), which dramatically increases the possibilities for rhythmic experiments. Valdes more often than not is all over the keyboard, comfortable with everything from Ravel-ian classical complexity to Bill Evans' introspection to Cecil Taylor-like crunches.
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.
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 & 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 - Tumbaito (1986) {PAR Media}  Music

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.

Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes - El Ultimo Trago (2009)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Sept. 3, 2015
Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes - El Ultimo Trago (2009)

Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes - El Ultimo Trago (2009)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 45:27 | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Flamenco | Label: Warner Music

The pairing of Afro-Majorcan vocalist Concha Buika and Afro-Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés has apparently been a long time coming. But they are here together on this lovely recording, featuring songs from a wide variety of composers, in a handful of duets, or with the Valdés' band backing them. El Ultimo Trago – translated as "The Last Drink" – is as much a tribute to Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, a major influence on Buika. She's a passionate singer with a dusky, slightly raspy, thin, and gritty voice, but she sure can belt out a song like a great blues singer, or Cape Verdean contemporary Césaria Evora. While coming from the land of flamenco, this music retains the son quality of Afro-Cuban music, in great part due to the professional expertise Valdés adds to the musical arrangements, not necessarily the lyric content…