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Chucho Valdés

A giant of Afro-Cuban jazz piano, Chucho Valdés is the son of legendary pianist and composer Bebo Valdés. Taking up the piano before learning to walk properly, Chucho eventually played for several Cuban big bands before forming his own jazz quartets inspired by Americans like Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. But it was as musical director of the groundbreaking Irakere ensemble that Valdés made his biggest impact on Cuban music. Irakere fused jazz, ethnic Cuban music, and rock, and has included legendary… Show more

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54th Street (Calle 54) (2000)
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