Chucho Valdes with Irakere
“A fun soul jazz number from Irakere“
The brilliant pianist Chucho Valdes founded Irakere, Cuba’s finest music group, in 1973.
From the 1980s, this clip features Irakere playing a soul jazz tune that could have been from the mid-1960s.
Valdes brings in the likable song, there is some hot double-time trumpet playing by Mario “El Indio” Hernandez Morejon, and an inventive tradeoff by Morejon and Valdes on electric piano.
– Scott Yanow
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