Cuba Jazz: 90 miles to Cuba Paquito D’Rivera

Reviewed by Cuban DJ Toni Basanta, an IRAKERE fan since 1972 

A heated Afro-Cuban Jazz set, a storming powerhouse BAND in a smart, 
tight and relentlessly driving ... a definite don't misss Session of Cuban 
Jazz Masters at their best in A HAPPY REUNION ! 

Heard this album for the first time in 2007, have played some of its Songs 
in my radio show in Vermont since then. 
This time, I'm going back On Air in my radio show THE CUBAN BRIDGE @ WWPV 
92.5 FM "The Mike" celebrating Chucho Valdes new Grammy Award 2016  

CON TODOS LOS IRAKERES in 5 Unforgettable Pulsating Rhythm Generations ! 

The Cuban Bridge on the Radio 
Sundays 12:00  - 3:00  p.m.  www.wwpv.org 


Paquito D’Rivera  presents  Cuba Jazz: 90 Miles To Cuba

feat.  Chucho & Bebo Valdes

RMM TropiJazz, 1996  

Tracklist:

1. Blues For Amando (Chucho Valdes) 

2. El Cura (The Priest) (P D'Rivera) - Soloists Andy Narrell (steel drums) 
and Carlos Emilio Morales (electric guitar)  

3. Con Poco Coco (Without Much Thought) Comp by Don Bebo Valdes 
ft. C. E. Morales at its best !  

4. Calzada Del Cerro (a Cuban Chachacha by Chucho Valdes) 

5. Besame Mucho Comp. Consuelo "Chelo Velazquez "A Mexican Clasical Bolero 
with a refined touch of Jazz ft. Chucho Valdes and Andy Narrell" 

6. Blue Sky (Comp and arranged by trombonist Juan Pablo Torres) 
"a very beautiful and charming instrumental BOLERO, to conjure up tranquil 
yet engaging new music in a highly heated AfroCuban Jazz set" 

7. Mestizo (Comp and arranged by trombonist Juan Pablo Torres) 

8. Sunrise For Laura (Chucho Valdes) 

9. Chucho (Mambo Influenciado's stuff - P D'Rivera) 

10. Miranda's Smile (Comp and arranged by Don Ramon "Bebo" Valdes) 

11. Peanut Vendor (Moises Simons) a pianist-pianist re-encounter 
ft. Chucho and Bebo = Father and Son on 2 Pianos 

Personnel: 

Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone)

Chucho Valdés, Bebo Valdés (pianos)

Carlos Emilio Morales (guitar)

Feliciano "Pachu" Gómez  (trumpets)

Juan Pablo Torres (trombone)

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández (drums)

Miguel "Angá" Diaz (congas)

Luis Conte (bongos, timbales, percussion)

Andy Narell (steel drum, steel pan)

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Paquito D’Rivera  presents  Cuba Jazz: 90 Miles To Cuba
feat.  Chucho & Bebo Valdes = Father and Son
RMM TropiJazz, 1996
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