BEBO VALDÉS & JAVIER COLINA
Live at the Village Vanguard
(Calle 54 Records/Norte)
The legacy of Bebo Valdés resonates once more as he entrances us with gems from the golden age of Cuban music on Live at the Village Vanguard. There are a couple of jazz standards tossed in for good measure, but overall, this live concert serves as tribute to a master musician. Joined by bassist Javier Colina, the then 86 year-old pianist is technically stunning with plenty of room to share his thoughts in an intimate duo setting. The two swing with fervor and interplay and compliment each other with excellent musical intuition.
Recorded on location in 2005, and produced by Fernando Trueba and Nat Chediak...