Posts Tagged ‘Chuchito Valdes’

Jazz Setlist, November 8-14: Romnesia

Hey, wanna forget about the election? Here's some jazz.
Friday, Nov. 9
Setlist doesn't give nearly the hosannas that it should to Latin jazz. It's not the hugest of musical trends on our scene, mind you, but it's a healthy, exciting form overall, and when its practitioners come to down we should pay more attention. Particularly when [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 19-25: Butch and Freddie, The Later Years

Thursday, July 19
Butch Warren still cuts quite a figure around these parts. Partly because a very tall man in a fedora, with a double bass, is going to draw attention. But also because he's the greatest living legend of D.C. jazz, the former house bassist for Blue Note Records and—though his playing can be erratic [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 28-May 4: Potpourri

Friday, April 29
A regular visitor to D.C., Chuchito Valdés is the scion of a great musical dynasty. He was born in Havana in 1966 to the great Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés, who is the son of Bebo Valdés—the founding father of Cuban jazz piano. His father and grandfather were Chuchito's first teachers; he was [...]