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.

Digest Tracklist :

Jazz Batá 2 (2019) . El Gueije (2018) . w/Kenny Garrett – Chucho’s Step (2017) . w/ Paquito D’Rivera – en la Casa Blanca (2016) . Lorena’s Tango (2015) . w/ Buica – Siboney, My One And Only Love, Santa Cruz (2014) . w/ Bebo Valdes- La Comparsa Calle 54 (2013) . w/ Archie Shepp – Mambo influenciado (2011) . El Manicero . w/ Archie Shepp Afro-Cuban Project – Yansa (2011) . w/ Paquito D’Rivera /Guajira Para Bebo (2008) . Tumbao (2004) . Live In Cuba (1998) . Mambo Influenciado . w/ Irakere – Live In Puerto Rico .

Chucho Valdes Top 10 :

Danzón . Paraules D’amor . Mambo Influenciado . Nanu . La Comparsa . Embraceable You . Rhapsody in Blue . Las Dos Caras (Both Sides) . Las Dos Caras (Both Sides) . A Mi Madre .


Recorded on January 12 & 13, 1998, Bele Bele en La Habana is an album by Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés >>

Chucho Valdés’ Border-Free is an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and released on July 9, 2013. >>

Live at The Village Vanguard par Chucho Valdés est un album sorti le 11 avril 2000. >>

Released on August 31, 2010, Chuchos Steps is an album by Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers. >>


[2016] 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 >> 49 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2000] Herbie Hancock plays solo then with Chucho Valdes and Chano Dominguez at Festival Jazz Plaza 2000 in La Havana, Cuba >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2015] Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Chucho Valdés, Paquito de Rivera, Jamie Cullum, Chick Corea, Al Jarreau and many more are gathered at The White House in Washington DC for the 5th International Jazz Day >> 87 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Michel Camilo will share the stage at SFJAZZ in San Francisco >> 31 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1996] Michel Camilo will play either in trio or in duo with Chucho Valdés at Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Chucho Valdés and The Afro-Cuban Messengers featuring Reinaldo Melian (tp), Gastón Joya (db), Dreiser Durruthy (perc, voc), Rodney Barreto (d), Yaroldy Abreu (cong) open for Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in Spain >> 80 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (October 9, 1941), in Quivicán, Cuba, is born Chucho Valdés, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and founder of Irakere.

Chucho Valdés : The positive musical environment of his family allowed him to enter into the knowledge fluently in several styles and genres of music. At the age of 15 he formed his first Jazz Trio with Emilio del Monte and Luis Rodríguez.

Official Web Site :

@last.fm : In 1967, he formed the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and, in 1973, he founded Irakere, the top Cuban jazz orchestra; among its original members were Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera. Valdes has been Irakere’s musical director almost from the start and has recorded with the full band, in small groups, and as an impressive solo pianist.

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