Bebo Rides Again

Performers Bebo Valdés

Messidor | September 2, 2010 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Bebo Valdes (piano); Paquito D'Rivera (alto saxophone, clarinet); Diego Urcola (trumpet, flugelhorn); Juan-Pablo Torres (trombone); Carlos Emilio Morales (electric guitar); Joe Santiago (bass); Gerardo Rosales (congas, bongo, guiro, maracas); Gabriel Machado (congas, bongo, guiro); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongo, maracas); Amadito Valdes (timbales).
Recorded at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany in November 1994. Includes liner notes by Christobal Diaz-Ayala.
All songs written by Bebo Valdes except "Pa' Goza" (Nino Rivera), "La Comparsa" (Ernesto Lecuona) and "Veinte Anos" (Maria Teresa Vera).
Personnel: Bebo Vald‚s (grand piano); Carlos Emilio Morales (electric guitar); Paquito d'Rivera (clarinet, alto saxophone); Diego Urcola (trumpet, flugelhorn); Juan Pablo Torres (trombone); Gerardo Rosales (congas, guiro, maracas); Gabriel Machado, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas); Amadito Vald‚s (timbales).
Audio Mixers: Johannes Wohlleben ; Paquito d'Rivera; Bebo Vald‚s.
Liner Note Authors: Christ¢bal D¡az-Ayala; Guillermo Alvarez.
Recording information: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg.
This CD is both historic and quite exciting. Bebo Valdes (father of Chucho, the leader of Irakere) was one of the giants of Cuban jazz and popular music until he fled the country in 1960. Amazingly enough, he had not recorded since, despite living peacefully in Sweden. This recording is also significant in that it is one of the first times that Cuban exiles had recorded with Cubans still living under Castro (guitarist Carlos Emilio Morales and percussionist Amadito Valdes). Paquito D'Rivera (who organized this set) deserves a lot of credit for its success, but Valdes is the real star. He composed eight new selections in the 36 hours before the recordings began, although he was 76 years old at the time. Although Valdes claimed that, with the lack of sleep and excess of writing (he also arranged ten of the 11 songs), his fingers felt a bit stiff, he plays quite well throughout the very enjoyable music. The final results are full of strong melodies, stirring rhythms, exciting ensembles, and lots of variety. The instrumentation differs on each track, with plenty of solo space for D'Rivera (on both alto and clarinet), trombonist Juan-Pablo Torres (who takes "Veinte Anos" as a duet with Valdes), trumpeter Diego Urcola, and the pianist. The percussionists work together quite well behind the lead voices, and every selection is well worth hearing. This is one of the finest Afro-Cuban jazz recordings of recent times. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 2, 2010

Genre: Latin

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Messidor

UPC: 821895978928

Found in: Latin Jazz

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Bebo Rides Again

Performers Bebo Valdés
Guest Artist(s) Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Paquito D'Rivera

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 2, 2010

Genre: Latin

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Messidor

UPC: 821895978928


Title Track Time
1.Al Dizzy Gillespie --
2.Anda --
3.Pa' Goza --
4.Felicia --
5.Comparsa, La --
6.A La Machere --
7.Pan Con Timba --
8.Veinte A¤os --
9.Pierre Jamballah --
10.To Mario Bauza --
11.Oleaje --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Bebo Valdes (piano); Paquito D'Rivera (alto saxophone, clarinet); Diego Urcola (trumpet, flugelhorn); Juan-Pablo Torres (trombone); Carlos Emilio Morales (electric guitar); Joe Santiago (bass); Gerardo Rosales (congas, bongo, guiro, maracas); Gabriel Machado (congas, bongo, guiro); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas, bongo, maracas); Amadito Valdes (timbales).
Recorded at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany in November 1994. Includes liner notes by Christobal Diaz-Ayala.
All songs written by Bebo Valdes except "Pa' Goza" (Nino Rivera), "La Comparsa" (Ernesto Lecuona) and "Veinte Anos" (Maria Teresa Vera).
Personnel: Bebo Vald‚s (grand piano); Carlos Emilio Morales (electric guitar); Paquito d'Rivera (clarinet, alto saxophone); Diego Urcola (trumpet, flugelhorn); Juan Pablo Torres (trombone); Gerardo Rosales (congas, guiro, maracas); Gabriel Machado, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas); Amadito Vald‚s (timbales).
Audio Mixers: Johannes Wohlleben ; Paquito d'Rivera; Bebo Vald‚s.
Liner Note Authors: Christ¢bal D¡az-Ayala; Guillermo Alvarez.
Recording information: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg.
This CD is both historic and quite exciting. Bebo Valdes (father of Chucho, the leader of Irakere) was one of the giants of Cuban jazz and popular music until he fled the country in 1960. Amazingly enough, he had not recorded since, despite living peacefully in Sweden. This recording is also significant in that it is one of the first times that Cuban exiles had recorded with Cubans still living under Castro (guitarist Carlos Emilio Morales and percussionist Amadito Valdes). Paquito D'Rivera (who organized this set) deserves a lot of credit for its success, but Valdes is the real star. He composed eight new selections in the 36 hours before the recordings began, although he was 76 years old at the time. Although Valdes claimed that, with the lack of sleep and excess of writing (he also arranged ten of the 11 songs), his fingers felt a bit stiff, he plays quite well throughout the very enjoyable music. The final results are full of strong melodies, stirring rhythms, exciting ensembles, and lots of variety. The instrumentation differs on each track, with plenty of solo space for D'Rivera (on both alto and clarinet), trombonist Juan-Pablo Torres (who takes "Veinte Anos" as a duet with Valdes), trumpeter Diego Urcola, and the pianist. The percussionists work together quite well behind the lead voices, and every selection is well worth hearing. This is one of the finest Afro-Cuban jazz recordings of recent times. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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