Chucho Valdés

Jazz Concert Review: Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba at Jordan Hall

February 18, 2018
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It was supposed to be an evening of sheer virtuosity, and that’s what it was.

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Jazz Review: Chucho Valdés – Joe Lovano Quintet at the Berklee Performance Center — Molto Vivo

November 11, 2016
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Intense head music and powerful foot music, but this show needed a little more heart.

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Fuse Jazz Review: The Dean of Latin Jazz Comes to Boston

December 1, 2012
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Chucho Valdés moved almost seamlessly from African-Cuban rhythms and chants in Yoruba or Spanish to a hip modern jazz style. The latter, paradoxically, owes much to the brilliant runs and glissandi of Art Tatum, the bluesiness of Horace Silver, and the power of the left hand chords of McCoy Tyner.

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The Fuse in London: Jazz Festival, Diary 5

November 20, 2010
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Of course, that was the reason I was there. One of the best features of the London Jazz Festival is the programmers’ willingness to expose musicians from other world music traditions who engage with jazz in some meaningful way . . . By Steve Elman. Well, I just can’t remember the name of that pop…

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