GONZALO RUBALCABA QUARTET
Tribute To Charlie Haden
Strasbourg 2016 [no label, 1CD]
Festival Jazzdor, L’Auditorium de la Cité de la Musique et de la Danse, Strasbourg, France; November 4, 2016. Very good satellite radio.
Beginning in 1986 Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba began recording for Messidor of Frankfurt, Germany and put out three highly acclaimed albums for that label with his Cuban Quartet entitled Mi Gran Pasion, Live in Havana, and Giraldilla. On the strength of these works Gonzalo began attracting international attention and, in 1986, a chance meeting in Havana with bassist Charlie Haden brought him to the attention of Blue Note Records‘ president, Bruce Lundvall, and thus began an association first withToshiba/EMI of Japan and later with Blue Note in the US which resulted in 14 discs being released. In July 1990, he appeared as a surprise guest in an historic performance, available on the CD Discovery with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian (ex Bill Evans trio members) at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland. Further works eventually brought Gonzalo both a Latin Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year, Supernova, as well as a Grammy for co-production with Charlie Haden on Nocturne, a Verve release of Cuban and Mexican boleros and ballads.
Gonzalo continues to tour the world as a solo pianist in jazz and classical settings as well as band leader, employing the worlds top side men in club and concert engagements. His active repertoire has continued to expand beyond straight-ahead, bop, Afro-Cuban and other forms of jazz into the worlds of traditional Cuban and Mexican ballads, boleros and Cuban classical works. He has developed his own very distinctive voice, challenging the traditional musical classifications of the day.
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Thanks to unclewolfi for sharing the show at Dime.
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Track 01. First Song (Charlie Haden) 20:30
Track 02. La Pasionaria (Charlie Haden) 14:45
Track 03. Silence (Charlie Haden) 17:22
Track 04. Sandino (Charlie Haden) 2:15
Gonzalo Rubalcaba – piano
Will Vinson – saxophone
Matt Brewer – bass
Jeff Ballard – drums
Click here for the tracks.
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