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Cuban Pianists - Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdes

This special 2-DVD set features a fascinating two hour documentary about the history of Latin jazz narrated by the greatest figures of the genre and a superb 70-minute concert starring Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and fabulous guest stars! Nothing but music! 

This is a comprehensive and detailed history of Latin jazz, from its earliest Cuban roots to the rise to stardom of figures like Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Both of these piano giants are insightfully interviewed and express their thoughts about the music they play. The documentary presents the most outstanding musicians of the genre one at a time, from the best known celebrities to those undeservedly obscure pianists who helped lay down the foundation that Chucho and his followers developed and evolved. Some of the more accomplished new talents • those of whom, Chucho predicts, we will be speaking about in the coming years • are also presented here.

This disc presents an all-star concert in La Havana that covers the complete spectrum of Cuban music, from the early compositions of Ernesto Lecuona to the mastery of Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Among the many highlights shown are Chucho Valdés backing the inimitable Diego 'El Cigala, and playing an amazing piano duet with the revered American pianist Herbie Hancock.

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Cuban Pianists - Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdes

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