Doble Gigante: The Latin Jazz Sides

The Doble Gigante: The Latin Jazz Sides

by Chucho Valdés
     
 
A true giant of Cuban music, Chucho Valdés has also been one of the world's top jazz pianists during the past few decades. Doble Gigante has a strong sampling of his work from several different time periods. The opening "Chorrino" is a trio outing from 1997 and there are three quartet showcases from 1965 that show that Valdés had his own original style from

Overview

A true giant of Cuban music, Chucho Valdés has also been one of the world's top jazz pianists during the past few decades. Doble Gigante has a strong sampling of his work from several different time periods. The opening "Chorrino" is a trio outing from 1997 and there are three quartet showcases from 1965 that show that Valdés had his own original style from early in his career. The remainder of this CD is from 1978. "Este Camino Largo" is an excellent duet with altoist Paquito d'Rivera, and "Mambo Influenciado" puts trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in the spotlight. The other eight selections feature Irakere, the Cuban jazz and world music group that Valdés founded and led for many years. Some of the selections are danceable salsa rather than jazz, but there are also some stirring performances along with a generous sampling of Valdés' piano. While not for completists, Doble Gigante serves as an excellent introduction to the music and playing of Chucho Valdés.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Yemaya Spain
UPC:
8436006494253
catalogNumber:
9425
Rank:
206732

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chucho Valdés   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Paquito D'Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Carlos Averhoff   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez   Bass
Enrique Pla   Drums
Oscar Valdés   Percussion,Vocals,Cuban Percussion
Jorge Varona   Trumpet
Germán Velazco   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jorge Alfonso   Conga
Guillermo Barreto   Percussion,Cuban Percussion
Carlos del Puerto   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Juan Munguía   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Carlos Emilio Morales   Electric Guitar
Jose Luis Cortes "El Tosco"   Flute
Jose Miguel "El Greco" Crego   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jorge "El Nino" Alfonso   Conga

Technical Credits

Chucho Valdés   Producer,Audio Production
Jerry Belc   Engineer
Jordi Soley   Track Laying
Carlos del Puerto   Composer
Eusebio Dominguez   Engineer
Juan Almeida   Composer
Tania Castellanos   Composer
Manolo del Valle   Composer
Pep Faura   Concept
Ramón Alón   Engineer
Eric Mills   translation
María Elena Mendiola   Liner Notes

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