Chucho Valdés’ ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ is an album recorded on April 9–10, 1999 and released on April 11, 2000 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Anabis (Chucho Valdés) – 09:44 . 2.Son Xxi (Para Pia) (Enrique Ubieta) – 05:27 . 3.Punto Cubano (Chucho Valdés) – 06:18 . 4.My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 05:37 . 5.To Bud Powell (Chucho Valdés) – 10:45 . 6.Drume Negrita (Eliseo Grenet) – 05:31 . 7.Como Traigo La Yuca (Arsenio Rodríguez) – 06:36 . 8.Ponle La Clave (Chucho Valdés) – 09:36 . 9.Encore-Lorraine’S Habanera (Chucho Valdés) – 03:49
Musicians : C – Piano . Roberto Vizcaino Guillot – Bata Drums, Congas . Francisco Rubio Pampin – Bass (Acoustic) . Raúl Píñeda Roque – Drums . Mayra Caridad Valdés – Vocals
Production : Produced By Chucho Valdés – Piano . Roberto Vizcaino Guillot – Bata Drums, Congas . Francisco Rubio Pampin – Bass (Acoustic) . Raúl Píñeda Roque – Drums . Mayra Caridad Valdés – Vocals
Arrangements : Roberto Vizcaino Guillot – Bata Drums, Congas
Package : Zoe Anglesey – Liner Notes . Richard Laird – Photography . Burton Yount – Art Direction
Recorded On April 9–10, 1999 At The Village Vanguard.
Released On April 11, 2000 By Blue Note.
All About Jazz
He can tickle the ivories with the soft grace of Bill Evans and dazzle with the thunderous dexterity of Art Tatum or Oscar Peterson. A terrific live recording, highly recommended. […]
With a youthful, powerhouse trio of Francisco Rubio Pampin (acoustic bass), Raul Pineda Roque (trap drums) and Roberto Vizca¡no Guillot (conga and bata drums), Valdes transculturizes jazz with an energy that pays reverence to the masters as well as his own Afro-Cuban heritage. […]
Once again, Valdés’s command of the keyboard is so technically staggering as to be stupefyingand he liberally throws in quotes from just about everything he ever absorbed — from Chopin and Debussy to the Gershwins, Cecil Taylor and avant-garde strumming of the piano strings. He has so powerful an individual identity that “To Bud Powell” is more about Chucho than the late bop pianist. […]