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Latin Jazz - Released September 22, 2017 | RCA Victor - Legacy

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Latin Jazz - Released September 19, 2017 | Black Market Records

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Latin Jazz - Released September 15, 2017 | Motema

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Without the pianist Bebo Valdés and the trumpet player Chico O'Farrill, Afro-Cuban music and jazz would be quite different. Their way of playing, their compositions and their arrangements for big-bands have influenced hordes of musicians. Their story is also a reflection of the solid artistic links unifying Cuba and the United States, far away from the diplomatic and politic quarrels… Here, their sons Chucho Valdés and Arturo O'Farrill (two musical giants as well) celebrate this legacy. With Familia: Tribute To Bebo And Chico, the two pianists take care to ensure that this celebration doesn’t smell like mothballs. On the contrary! They take the Afro-Cuban jazz tradition to rather enjoyable new harmonic and rhythmic horizons. The level of the other members of the two families is really astonishing: the pianist Leyanis Valdés, the drummers Jessie Valdés and Adam O'Farrill and the trumpet player Zack O'Farrill all offer virtuoso performances, mixing their grandfathers’ music with original compositions. And to highlight even more the open-mindedness of these brilliant protagonists, Familia: Tribute To Bebo And Chico ends on a title that welcomes the sitarist Anoushka Shankar! In short, this album is a pure wonder. © MZ/Qobuz
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Latin Jazz - Released April 20, 2017 | Walkman Records

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Latin Jazz - Released August 11, 2017 | No Shame

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Latin Jazz - Released July 7, 2017 | Legacy Recordings

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Latin Jazz - Released June 7, 2017 | Walkman Records

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Latin Jazz - Released January 3, 2017 | Twin Up Records

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Latin Jazz - Released November 17, 2016 | Preiser Records

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Latin Jazz - Released September 22, 2016 | Sonia Alfonso

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Latin Jazz - Released March 4, 2016 | Mack Avenue

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Latin Jazz - Released March 1, 2016 | monophon

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Latin Jazz - Released December 1, 2015 | KLOPOTEC

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Latin Jazz - Released October 23, 2015 | Youkali Music

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Latin Jazz - Released June 12, 2015 | Columbia - Legacy

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Although Mongo Santamaria's move to Columbia later signified his transition to crossover fare, his label debut, El Bravo!, makes no concessions or overtures to the pop charts. Armed with a batch of original compositions spanning from boleros to mortunos and backed by a crack session band including trumpeter Marty Sheller and flutist Hubert Laws, Santamaria delivers one of the finest traditional Latin jazz records of the mid-'60s. The virtues of the set are many: Santamaria's conga rhythms are fiery yet tasteful, Sheller's luminous arrangements boast an authentic Cuban flavor, and all of the musicians receive ample opportunity to shine, in particular Laws (whose charanga-inspired flute galvanizes the superb "Monica"). ~ Jason Ankeny
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Latin Jazz - Released May 29, 2015 | Freehead Records

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Latin Jazz - Released May 15, 2015 | Okeh

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Latin Jazz - Released March 16, 2015 | world village

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Latin Jazz - Released February 9, 2015 | R3CORDS

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Latin Jazz - Released November 4, 2014 | Artruism Records

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Latin Jazz in the magazine
  • From Father to Son
    From Father to Son Chucho Valdés and Arturo O’Farrill celebrate the art of Bebo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill…