Chucho Valdes Virtuoso

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CD Details

  • Released: November 1, 2005
  • Label: La Escondida

Tracks:

  • 1.Balada Para Caridad y Emilio
  • 2.El Bolero
  • 3.Realidad
  • 4.Improvisacion
  • 5.Niebla
  • 6.Solamente una Vez
  • 7.Como Fue
  • 8.El Dia que Me Quieras
  • 9.Tu Me Acostumbraste
  • 10.Sentimental
  • 11.Tres Palabras
  • 12.El Manisero
  • 13.Dos Perlas y un Dolor
  • 14.Novia Mia
  • 15.Tu Mi Delirio

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Bladimir Zamora Cespedes.
It's not that Chucho Vald?s' Virtuoso fails to dazzle -- this is the same swift-fingered Vald?s who plunked and pounded so appealingly alongside Buena Vista Social Club, after all -- but it does take a couple of weird turns. The first several tracks land on unsuspecting ears like lullabies, the trouble there being not that they're overly gentle or soporific but that they lack a signature Cuban sound; skill goes on display at the expense of flavor. Later, when Vald?s does let it rip alongside a more traditional, Buena Vista-style band, he is occasionally drowned out by the wailings of an overly emphasized jazz vocalist. But between these frustrations a cluster of rum-soaked winners spike through. Tuning way into "Sentimental" is like hitching a tear-stained ride to old Havana, and the weather-beaten charm of "El Manisero" couldn't be more distinctively, winningly Chucho-derived. ~ Tammy La Gorce

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  • UPC: 617465651823
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