Bebo de Cuba

Bebo de Cuba

by Bebo Valdés
     
 

Bebo Valdés, one of the giants of Cuban music of the 1950s and the father of pianist Chucho Valdés, has lived in Stockholm since the early '60s, including 34 years on which he did not record, playing in anonymity. His rediscovery in the 1990s was a major event, and this two-CD set is one of the high points of his career. Utilizing an allSee more details below

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Bebo Valdés, one of the giants of Cuban music of the 1950s and the father of pianist Chucho Valdés, has lived in Stockholm since the early '60s, including 34 years on which he did not record, playing in anonymity. His rediscovery in the 1990s was a major event, and this two-CD set is one of the high points of his career. Utilizing an all-star group, Valdés (who was 86 at the time) debuts his eight-part "Suite Cubana" and also plays a variety of shorter pieces on the second CD, subtitled "El Solar de Bebo," with a combo. The music, particularly on the first CD, is a bit reminiscent of the music that he performed in Cuba in the 1950s, but it includes more modern solos and a heavier emphasis on jazz. The strong melodies, colorful improvisations, and exciting ensembles make Bebo de Cuba a classic. In addition, this superb package includes a bonus 22-minute DVD that tells the story behind this project. Bebo de Cuba is essential for all fans of Afro-Cuban jazz.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2005
Label:
Sony Import
UPC:
0828766420326
catalogNumber:
6642032
Rank:
233559

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Suite Cubana: Är Ni Fröken Pehrson? (Intro)  - Bebo Valdés
  2. Suite Cubana: Cachao, Creador del Mambo  - Bebo Valdés
  3. Suite Cubana: Devoción  - Bebo Valdés
  4. Suite Cubana: El Son de Cecilio  - Bebo Valdés
  5. Suite Cubana: Ecuación  - Bebo Valdés
  6. Suite Cubana: Copla Nº 4  - Bebo Valdés
  7. Suite Cubana: Nocturno en Batanga  - Bebo Valdés
  8. Suite Cubana: Är Ni Fröken Pehrson? (Comparsa)  - Bebo Valdés

Disc 2

  1. El Solar de Bebo  - Bebo Valdés
  2. Kabul y Lorenzo  - Bebo Valdés
  3. Mayra  - Bebo Valdés
  4. El Quitrín (Haciendo Patria)  - Bebo Valdés
  5. La Mula  - Bebo Valdés
  6. La Iballah  - Bebo Valdés
  7. Rose Marie  - Bebo Valdés
  8. De Baracutey  - Bebo Valdés
  9. Miriam  - Bebo Valdés
  10. El Guajeo de Rickard  - Bebo Valdés

Disc 3

  1. Bonus Materials  - Bebo Valdés

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bebo Valdés   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Paquito d'Rivera   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Luis Bonilla   Trombone
Michael Philip Mossman   Trumpet
Milton Cardona   Conga,Chekere
Papo Vazquez   Trombone
John Benítez   Bass
Steve Berrios   Drums,Timbales
Pablo Calogero   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Delgado   Timbales
Bob Franceschini   Tenor Saxophone
Andy González   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Joe Gonzalez   Bongos,Guiro
Edgardo Miranda   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Tres
Douglas Purviance   Trombone
Bobby Porcelli   Alto Saxophone
Mario Rivera   Tenor Saxophone
Diego Urcola   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Walsh   Trumpet
J.P. Torres   Trombone
Raul Agraz   Trumpet
Ray Vega   Trumpet
Dafnis Prieto   Drums
Rickard Valdés   Timbales

Technical Credits

Bebo Valdés   Arranger,Composer
Paquito d'Rivera   Liner Notes
James Farber   Engineer
Alan Silverman   Mastering
Fernando Trueba   Producer,Liner Notes
Nat Chediak   Producer,Liner Notes

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