Tribute to Irakere - Live in Marciac

2 CD + DVD - Jazz Village 570095/96
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original title: Tribute To Irakere
collection: JAZZ VILLAGE

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  • Four decades ago, Chucho Valdes revolutionized Cuba's musical landscape as leader of the jazz ensemble Irakere, a band whose sound-world and arrangements remain strikingly modern to this day. For forty years, the volcanic energy of the music of Irakere, propelled by dance rhythms and symphonic orchestrations, brought to life a fantasy universe filled with untamed creatures and sounds of mythical drums. Today, at 73, Valdes demonstrates his irrepressible vigor with a re-discovery of original Irakere charts - here entrusted to the young musicians of his new band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers. Not content with reiterating old repertoire, on Tribute to Irakere - Live in Marciac, the master has reinvented and refashioned those charts into wonderful source material for a new generation of musicians.

    “Lovely. I particularly like the opening track Juana 1600. Well funky!” Mark Coles, BBC

    Chucho Valdés - piano, arranger, director
    Yaroldy Abreu Robles – percussion, vocals
    Rafael Águila – alto sax
    Rodney Barreto – drums, vocals
    Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé – batás, lead vocals
    Ariel Bringuez – tenor sax
    Gastón Joya - double bass, vocals
    Manuel Machado – trumpet
    Reinaldo Melián - trumpet
    Carlos Sarduy – trumpet
  • 2 CD + DVD
    upc/ean. 3149027006620
    ref. 570095/96
    release date. 2016-03-04

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