(born on 1983)
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Latin Jazz - Released April 21, 2017 | Neuklang
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There are more names than Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Roberto Fonseca and Omar Sosa in the world of Cuban Jazz pianists! There is also Marialy Pacheco! For Duets, the Havana musician has assembled a fine team: Hamilton de Holanda, Omar Sosa, Joo Kraus, Rhani Krija, Miguel Zenon and Max Mutzke. She makes the reasoning behind her choices perfectly clearly: "The concept for the record, like the choice of pieces we would play, was quite clear to me. The guests I invited were not just artists whom I admire: they were also artists with a strong and well-defined musical identity. I came into their musical world and I chose a song which spoke to me and I arranged it to be interpreted as a duet, bearing in mind the artist's authentic character. That way, every song has a very specific sound." This makes for an album that offers real dialogues. Pacheco improvises her way through intense conversations with the virtuosity and inspiration which are her hallmarks. This is a record which will further enhance the aura of a pianist who is more than a match for her male compatriots and colleagues.
Latin Jazz - Released May 10, 2019 | Neuklang
When you look at the endless list of Cuban jazz pianists, the same names come up again and again, from Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Roberto Fonseca, Chucho Valdés, Omar Sosa, Harold Lopez-Nussa or Alfredo Rodríguez. But over the years, Marialy Pacheco's has become more and more important. Every bit as good as her male compatriots, here she releases a separate and unique record. A fascinating album designed with her trio (Juan Camillo is on double bass and Rodrigo Villalon on drums) and the WDR Funkhausorchester conducted by Gordon Hamilton. With the ambitious Danzón Cubano recorded live in Germany in September 2017 at the Viersen Jazz Festival, Pacheco is fulfilling an old dream: playing with a large orchestra. "My composition teacher, Mr. Tulio Peramo, told me that nothing compares to the feeling you experience when hearing your music being played by an orchestra for the very first time! Then, when I became part of that orchestra, and we were playing my music, I was overwhelmed with such joy, happiness and gratitude." The result is all the more fascinating as the colourful music of the Havana pianist offers new nuances on this Danzón Cubano. And in both the arrangements and her own playing, her Latin jazz has a very original dynamic. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz