Chucho Valdés records ‘Bele Bele en La Habana,’ an album for Blue Note (1998)

Chucho Valdés' 'Bele Bele en La Habana' is an album recorded on January 12 & 13, 1998 and released later the same year by Blue Note.1 . Cumbanchero 1 (w/ Michel Camilo ) 2 . Cumbanchero 2 (w/ Michel Camilo ) 3 . Los Caminos 4 . Con Poco Coco (En Talavera ) Track Listing : 1.Son Montuno (Chucho Valdés) - 07:12 . 2.Lorraine (Chucho Valdés) - 05:41 . 3.But Not For Me (Pero No Para Mi)…

Chucho Valdés amazes in Calgary (2012)

October 29, 2012 - Chucho Valdés will play a solo piece before being joined by a band at the "BD&P World Music Series" held at Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Canada

Feliz Cumpleaños Chucho Valdés. ‘Qui Va Chucho Va Piano’

This day (October 9, 1941), in Quivicán, Cuba, is born Chucho Valdés, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and founder of Irakere.Tracklist : 1 . Jazz Batá 2 (2019) 2 . El Gueije (2018) 3 . w/Kenny Garrett – Chucho’s Step (2017) 4 . w/ Paquito D’Rivera – en la Casa Blanca (2016) 5 . Lorena’s Tango (2015) 6 . w/ Buica – Siboney, My One And Only Love, Santa Cruz (2014) 7 . w/ Bebo Valdes- La Comparsa Calle…

Chucho Valdés releases ‘Chucho’s Steps’ recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers (2010)

Chucho Valdés' 'Chucho's Steps' is an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and released on August 31, 2010 by Four Quarters.1 . Mambo (w/ Joe Zawinul 2 . Danzón (w/ Carlos Miyares & The Afro Cuban Messengers 3 . Afro-Cuban Project / Yansa (w/ Archie Shepp 4 . New Album 2010: The Making Of part 1 5 . New Album 2010: The Making Of part 2 Track listing : 1.Zawinul's Mambo (Chucho…

Chucho Valdés records the album ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ for Blue Note (1999)

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…

This week In Jazz Legends 41/52

Pat Metheny, Kenny Garrett, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, NHØP, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chucho Valdes, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Abdullah Ibrahim, James Blood Ulmer, Sam Rivers

Feliz Cumpleaños Arturo Sandoval. ‘Feliz Birthday Arturo’

This day (November 6, 1949), in Artemisa, Cuba, is born Arturo Sandoval, a jazz trumpeter and pianist.Tracklist : 1 . Funky Cha-Cha (2020) 2 . El Trato (2019) 3 . w/ Prince Royce – Don´t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing (2018) 4 . Peanut Vendor (2017) 5 . Seven Steps to Heaven (2016) 6 . Funky Cha-Cha (2015) 7 . Things To Come (2012) 8 . w/ Jonny May – Jam At Disneyland July 14,2011 9 . From The Bottom Of…

Happy Birthday Dianne Reeves. ‘Lady Dianne’

This day (October 23, 1956), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Dianne Reeves, an American jazz singer. Tracklist : 1 . w/ Michael Olatuja & Lionel Loueke - Soki (2020) 2 . w/ Chucho Valdés – My Foolish Heart (2019) 3 . w/ Makoto Ozone – In A Sentimental Mood (2018) 4 . I Wish You Love (2017) 5 . w/ Romero Lubambo – Our love is here to stay (2015) 6 . Waiting In Vain (2014) 7 . Tango Du Jour…

The new Esperanza Spalding feels like Robert Wyatt in bed with Judy Garland. It has that organic intellectualism that implies ‘I put twelve spells on you because you’re mind’

Esperanza Spalding's '12 Little Spells' is her seventh album released on October 19, 2018 by Concord. Visual artist Ethan Samuel Young has directed the video version of the album. (Source Esperanza Spalding - 12 Little Spells | Official Site)Rolling Stone ...that will make your head spin with its exquisite intergenre oddity, like the prog-meets-pop-meets-spoken-word mini opus WBGO ..a word that…

Happy Birthday Kenny Garrett. ‘Kenny G Like Garrett’

This day (October 9, 1960), in Detroit, Michigan , is born Kenny Garrett, an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.Tracklist : 1 . Chasing The Wind (2019) 2 . w/Chucho Valdes – Chucho’s Step (2017) 3 . Happy People (2013) 4 . J Mac (2012) 5 . Documentary 6 . Inner City Blues 7 . Wayne’S Thing (1999) 8 . w/ Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Boney James & Kirk Whalum – Always There 9 . w/ Pat…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Nonesuch publish Ry Cooder’s twelfth album : ‘Chávez Ravine’ (2005)

Ry Cooder's 'Chávez Ravine' is his twelfth (and a concept and historical) studio album released on June 7, 2005 by Nonesuch.1 . Chavez Ravine 2 . Los Chucos Suaves (Spotlight 29 Casino 1999) 3 . Chinito Chinito (w/ Nick lowe) Track Listing : 1.Poor Man'S Shangri-La (Ry Cooder, William Garcia, Gene Aguilera) - 05:28 . 2.Onda Callejera (David Hidalgo, William Garcia) - 03:50 . 3.Don'T Call Me Red…

Happy Birthday Kenny G. ‘Super G’

This day (June 5, 1956), in Seattle, Washington, is born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick a.k.a Kenny G, an American contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Midnight Motion (1988) 2 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Besame Mucho (2009) 3 . w/David Foster & Friends - Love Theme From St. Elmo'S Fire (2008) 4 . w/ Yolanda Adams - I Believe I Can Fly (2004) 5 . The Moment 6 . w/ Michael Bolton - How Am…

Happy Birthday Paquito D’Rivera. ‘D’Riveracana’

This day (June 4, 1948), in Havana, Cuba, is born Paquito D'Rivera, a alto saxophonist, clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. Tracklist : 1 . Manteca (2019) 2 . Nocturno en la Celda (2018) 3 . w/ Hendrik Meurkens – Bluesette (2017) 4 . w/ Chucho Valdés – @ White House (2016) 5 . At Jamboree-Barcelona (2014) 6 . w/ Trio Corrente – (2013) 7 . w/ Zinco Big Band – Chucho (2009) 8 . Mozart’S Adagio…

Happy Birthday Gonzalo Rubalcaba. ‘Rubalcaba De Cuba’

This day (May 27, 1963), in Havana, Cuba, is born Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Joy, Joie (2019) . Gitaneria (2018) . w/ Anna Maria Jopek - Twe Usta Klamia (2017) . Volcan Trio (2016) . Joao (2014) . Supernova (2012) . Promenade (1999) . Agua De Beber (1995) . Giant Steps (1992) . & Chick Corea – Inprovisation (1991) . Autumn…

Happy Birthday Archie Shepp. ‘Good Shepp’

This day (May 24, 1937), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is born Archie Shepp, an African-American jazz saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : & Chucho Valdes Afro-cuban project - Yansa (2011) . Live In Paris (2009) . Live In Venice (2002) . & Ben Sidran - Willow Weep For Me . Mama Rose (1978) . Tracklist : Attica Blues . Blues For Brother George Jackson . Invocation To Mr. Parker . Ballad For A…

Sixth ‘International Jazz Day’ happens in Cuba (2017)

April 30, 2017 - Ambrose Akinmusire, Melissa Aldana, Richard Bona, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Roberto Fonseca, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Ivan Lins, Marcus Miller, Youn Sun Nah, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Antonio Sánchez, Esperanza Spalding, Chucho Valdés and many more are gathered at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Cuba for the 6th "International Jazz Day"

Feliz Cumpleaños Michel Camilo. ‘Chi Va Piano Va Camilo’

This day (April 4, 1954), in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is born Michel Camilo, a pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : On The Other Hand (2019) . Spirit Of The Moment (2018) . Island Beat (2017) . w/ Tomatito - Água E Vinho (2016) . Take Five (2013) . w/ Mano A Mano Trio - On Fire ( 2012) . Festival De Jazz De Vitoria Gasteiz (2011) . From Within (2009) . And Sammy Walked ( 2008) .…

World Circuit publish Ibrahim Ferrer’s album : ‘Buenos Hermanos’ produced by Ry Cooder (2003)

Ibrahim Ferrer's 'Buenos Hermanos' is an album produced by Ry Cooder and released on March 18, 2003 by World Circuit. Track Listing : 1.Boquiñeñe (Ibrahim Ferrer) - 03:34 . 2.Buenos Hermanos (Miguel Matamoros) - 04:37 . 3.La Música Cubana (Ibrahim Ferrer) - 05:11 . 4.Guaguancó Callejero (Ibrahim Ferrer) - 04:36 . 5.Naufragio (Agustín Lara Y Sus Ritmos) - 03:51 . 6.Como El Arrullo De Palma (Ibrahim…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

We remember Al Jarreau. ‘Al Is For Always’

This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin 'Al' Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Alita Moses - Summertime (Montreux Jazz Festival, 2015) . Take Five / Blue Rondo a la Turk / Jazz Day 2013 . w/ Mattia Bazar - San Remo Festival (2012) . Spain (2011) . High Crime (2000) . w/ Kurt Elling - Take 5 . Don'T You Worry (1995) . w/ Miki…

Lecuona, Ernesto de Cuba

Featuring Orley Cruz . Siboney . Bebo . Chucho Valdés . La comparsa . Grupo Corpo . Como Presiento . Emilio Carretero . Damisela encantadora . Lecuona Cuban Boys . Oye Mi Rumba . Gitanerias . Compay Segundo . Para Vigo me voy . Ernst Burns . The Breeze and I . Justin Sanner . La Cárdenense . Malaguena . Lecuona

Avishai Cohen spends ‘An Evening’ in Ukraine (2017)

June 24, 2017 - music lovers are invited to spend 'An Evening with Avishai Cohen' featuring next to Avishai : Omri Mor (p), Noam David (perc) and the INSO-Lviv Orchestra conducted by Christian Schumann at "Alfa Jazz Festival" in Lviv, Ukraine More Info