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Valdes, Chucho / Jazz Bata
Album:Jazz Bata Collection:Jazz
Artist:Valdes, Chucho Added:Jul 2007
Label:Malanga Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-19 Pull Date:2007-10-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Sep 23Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 09, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
(2:30 p.m.) Neurosis
4.Oct 09, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Tema De Chaka
2.Jun 07, 2012:Love Den
Tema De Chaka
5.Sep 18, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Tema De Chaka
3.Oct 16, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Tema De Chaka
6.Sep 14, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Tema De Chaka

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-08-07 
Shimmery Latin jazz that’s heavy on the style and light on the pretension. Tracks 1-5 from his 1972 release “Jazz Bata” recorded with his trio Irakere. Small group, intimate acoustic music, really lovely. Tracks 6-10 from a 1982 release “Teme de Chaka” with his quintet. More driving, electric. Plus lots of solo piano tracks. Read the notes for lots of “good to share with your audience” info.

1. Midtempo trio work w/some killer piano plus bells, perc, bass.
*2. Son-jazz fusion from piano/bass/perc. Starts slow then it soars.
*3. Conga intro then piano drives into a smooth groove.
4. Lush solo piano w/an intimate, reflective sound. Lovely.
*5. Slow, beautiful solo piano. Like a late night memory of old love.
*6. Instant energy w/fast power and a crazy good jam. Yowzers!
*7. Solo piano. Slow, passionate, gorgeous. Almost classical.
8. Shades of the 70s! Soprano sax drives a midtempo groove.
9. Solo piano, mid/downtempo w/flourishes, trills, and goodness.
10. Sweet and reflective solo piano ballad. Classically lovely.

Track Listing
1.Irakere 6.Tema De Chaka
2.Son No. 2 7.Rabo De Nube
3.Neurosis 8.Zanaith
4.Laureen 9.Son Para Leyanis
5.Palia 10.Claudia