Live at Ronnie Scott's

Live at Ronnie Scott's

by IrakereIrakere


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In Irakere's earlier days, this premiere Cuban group often had to disguise the fact that they were playing imperalistic music from the West (i.e. jazz). Maybe now the masquerade is no longer necessary for the music on this definitive CD would never be mistaken for anything else. Heavily influenced both by Dizzy Gillespie and the rhythms of Cuba and South America, the 11-piece group is in top form interpreting the compositions of its pianist/leader Chuco Valdes (who has a memorable workout on "Mr. Bruce"). Five of the six selections are primaily features for individual players. Throughout this memorable set, the ensemble work is clean and loose, the percussionists keep the proceedings fiery and the soloists are excellent.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: First Hand
UPC: 5060216340159
catalogNumber: 20
Rank: 90757

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irakere   Primary Artist
Chucho Valdés   Piano
Enrique Pla   Drums
Cesar Lopez   Alto Saxophone
José Miguel Meléndez   Percussion,Vocals
Juan Munguía   Trumpet
Alfredo Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Leo Vera   Vocals
Mayra Caridad Valdés   Vocals
Carlos Manuel   Vocals
Carlos D'l Puerto   Bass
Adalberto 'Trompetica' Lara   Trumpet
Andrés "El Negrón" Miranda   Conga

Technical Credits

Chucho Valdés   Arranger,Composer,Director,Liner Notes
Derek Drescher   Producer
Marcelino Guerra   Composer
David Murphy   Liner Notes,Graphic Design,Layout
John Armstrong   Liner Notes
Nan Melville   Back Cover Photo
Jonathan Swift   Cover Photo

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