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Chucho Valdes - Jazz Bata album

Chucho Valdes - Jazz Bata album Performer: Chucho Valdes
Title: Jazz Bata
Style: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Son
Date of release: 1973
Country: Cuba
Size MP3: 1207 mb
Size FLAC: 1503 mb
Rating: 4.5

With the exception of one song left off due to lack of space, this single CD reissues the music from two LPs featuring Chucho Valdés in Cuba. 1972's Jazz Bata, the first five selections, features the great pianist in a rhythm section with bassist Carlos del Puerto and Oscar Valdes on congas. The originals, which are straight-ahead jazz that utilizes Cuban polyrhythms, show off Valdés' wondrous technique well, and include one song named after Valdés' famous group "Irakere

Chucho Valdes ‎– Jazz Bata. Label: Areito ‎– LDA-3409, Areito ‎– LDS-3409. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Jazz Bata ‎(LP, Album).

Now Chucho Valdés has a new album, Jazz Batá 2, that burnishes his stature as a towering Afro-Cuban pianist of our time, while reclaiming a meaningful chapter from his past.

Godfather of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés, performs music from his newest release, Jazz Batá, revisiting his 1972 album of the same name. The complexity of batá – the deep classical music of West Africa – permeates Valdés’s piano solos. All three supporting musicians are from the Guantánamo region, with deep roots in Cuban musical culture as well as being. Chucho Valdés’ Cuban jazz masterpiece honors his father, the pioneering pianist Bebo Valdés. Jazz Batá 2 conjures ancestral African spirits, but also those of progressive jazz greats, classical composers and a century’s worth of Cuban popular music innovators. The founder of the definitive contemporary Cuban jazz group Irakere brings to the fore the timeless grace and continuous experimentation that marked his father’s career, and that has characterized his own artistic output.

Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés (born October 9, 1941), is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career spans over 50 years. An original member of the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, in 1973 he founded the group Irakere, one of Cuba's best-known Latin jazz bands. Both his father, Bebo Valdés, and his son, Chuchito, are pianists as well. He has won six Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Jazz Batá 2. Chucho Valdés. Дата релиза: 2018-11-16.

Chucho Valdés Bio Winner of five GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger.

Chucho’s Mood, 07:12. 100 Años de Bebo, 06:56.

Valdés’ album, Jazz Batá 2, features piano and batá, an hourglass-shaped Yoruban drum, and a song called 100 years of Bebo -a salute to Chucho’s father’s centenary this year. Google Calendar + iCal Export. Audience: General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Irakere
Written-By – Chucho Valdés, Oscar Valdés
A2 Son No. 2
Written-By – Chucho Valdés, Oscar Valdés
B1 Neurosis
Written-By – Carlos Valdés*, Chucho Valdés
B2 Laureen
Written-By – Carlos del Puerto, Chucho Valdés, Oscar Valdés
B3 Palia
Written-By – Chucho Valdés

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Egrem
  • Distributed By – Egrem


  • Bass, Musician [Trio] – Carlos del Puerto
  • Design – Hipólito Cabrera
  • Percussion, Musician [Trio] – Oscar Valdés
  • Photography By – Jorge Puig
  • Piano, Musician [Trio], Directed By, Arranged By – Chucho Valdés


A1 Afro-jazz | A2 Son-jazz | B1 Son | B2, B3 Balada |

Catalogue # "LDA-3409" on back cover, catalogue # "LDS-3409" on labels.

Producido y Distribudo por Egrem Habana-Cuba

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): LD-3409-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): LDA-3409-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LDA-3409, LD-3409 Chucho Valdes* Jazz Bata ‎(LP, Album, Red) Areito, Areito LDA-3409, LD-3409 Cuba Unknown
VPA 8404 Chucho Valdés Trio Jazz Bata ‎(LP, Album) Vedette Records VPA 8404 Italy 1977