Sabor de Cuba

Sabor de Cuba

by Bebo Valdés
     
 

The father of Chucho Valdés, Bebo Valdés was a major bandleader and pianist in Cuba before moving to Mexico in 1960 and eventually on to Scandinavia. Most of his early recordings have long been obscure and out-of-print, making this reissue a very welcome event. Valdés is heard in Cuba during 1955-1960 and on one selection apiece in Haiti…  See more details below

Overview

The father of Chucho Valdés, Bebo Valdés was a major bandleader and pianist in Cuba before moving to Mexico in 1960 and eventually on to Scandinavia. Most of his early recordings have long been obscure and out-of-print, making this reissue a very welcome event. Valdés is heard in Cuba during 1955-1960 and on one selection apiece in Haiti and Mexico, usually leading a small big band. His music is gentle, melodic and danceable, occasionally cutting loose. While it is first and foremost dance and show music, Bebo Valdés' performances sometimes also cross over into Afro-Cuban jazz. All but four of the 25 selections are under three minutes long and none exceed three-minutes-and-fifty-one seconds, so these are very concise and melodic performances, but they do display the joy and beauty of Bebo Valdés' '50s music.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2006
Label:
Malanga Films Spain
UPC:
8436019588055
catalogNumber:
805

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bebo Valdés   Primary Artist,Piano
Candido Camero   Conga,Cuban Percussion
Enrique Hernandez   Bass
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez   Bass
Negro Vivar   Trumpet
Guillermo Barreto   Drums
Tata Güines   Conga,Cuban Percussion
Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez   Trombone
Rafael Quesada   Clarinet,Saxophone
Alejandro Vivar   Trumpet
Luis "SANE" Escalante   Trumpet
Santiago Peñalver   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Rolando Alfonso   Conga
Gustavo Mas   Clarinet,Saxophone
Rafael Quesada   Clarinet,Saxophone
Virgilio Vixama   Clarinet,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Bebo Valdés   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Julio Gutierrez   Composer
Jordi Soley   Executive Producer
Eliseo Grenet   Composer
Margarita Lecuona   Composer
Moisés Simóns   Composer
Jorge Rodriguez   Producer
Bladimir Zamora Cespedes   Liner Notes,Author
Traditional   Composer
Eric Mills   Producer,English Translations
Jordi Vidal   Cover Photo
Unknown Acetate   Composer

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