Ramón Valle

Danza Negra - Ramón Valle Plays Ernesto Lecuona - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9404-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94042 1
  • German Release: 01/05/2002
  • Genre: Piano Jazz
No longer available – out of print

The name Ernesto Lecuona might be unfamiliar to those who only recently discovered Cuban music through the Buena Vista Social Club.  But people who remember the period when Cuba had one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant cultural scenes—or who care to explore Cuban music of the pre-Castro era—will inevitably recall – or discover – Lecuona.  A virtuoso pianist and a prolific composer who was internationally renowned when the veteran musicians Ry Cooder coaxed out of retirement were in their teens or twenties, Lecuona distilled the essence and reflected the soul of his homeland’s multi-faceted society and heritage in his music as definitively as Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim captured the spirits of the U.S. and Brazil in theirs.  He created a remarkable body of work: 176 pieces for solo piano, 406 songs, 37 orchest...

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Ramón Valle - piano
Perico Sambeat - alto & soprano saxophone
Carlos Puig - trumpet
Omar Rodriguez - double bass
Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez - drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Johannes Wohlleben at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany on September 1- 3, 2001
Mixed and mastered by Johannes Wohlleben
Produced by Timothy Kotowich