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Chucho Valdes

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Chucho Valdes

July 7, 2011 Hear the stunning accordion of Galliano and the Cuban-jazz fusion of Valdes at North Sea Jazz.

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Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin episode of Piano Jazz.

February 11, 2011 Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin-themed episode of Piano Jazz.

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Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

The cover of The Best of Irakere

August 1, 2001 The Cuban group formed around pianist Valdes' music ranges from Afro-Cuban to bop.

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The cover of The Best of Irakere

August 1, 2001 The Cuban group formed around pianist Valdes' music ranges from Afro-Cuban to bop.

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Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers' new album, Border-Free, comes out July 9.

June 30, 2013 Every release by the great pianist digs deeper into the common roots of jazz and Cuban music.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo is one of the most energetic pianists in jazz.

July 12, 2011 Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to jazz artists who were born on the islands.

The cover of Briyumba Palo Congo (Religion of the Congo)

August 1, 2001 On Briyumba Palo Congo, Chucho Valdes transforms the sounds of Havana into classic jazz.

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  • Album: Border-Free
  • Artist: Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers
  • Label: Jazz Village
  • Released: 2013
 

The Best of Irakere

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