Live at the Capitol Theatre


March 23, 1979

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Irakere perform a set at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.

Founded by pianist Chucho Valdés in 1973, Irakere is one of Cuba’s most influential bands. Their signature sound, which incorporates bebop, Latin jazz, and Cuban folk, has helped define Afro-Cuban jazz since the late ’70s. Some of Cuba’s most famous jazz musicians, like saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, have been members of the group.


1. Juana 1600
2. Concert In D For Flute
3. Adagio
4. Aguanille
5. Lavansa
6. You Will Be Young For Hundred Years
7. Unknown


Chucho Valdes – keyboard
Carlos Emilio Morales – guitar
Jorge Varona – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal
Arturo Sandoval – trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, vocal
Paquito D’Rivera – sax, flute
Carlos Avheroff – sax, flute
Enrique Plà – drums
Jorge Alfonso – congas
Oscar Valdes – vocals, perscussion
Armando Cuervo – vocals, perscussion


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