Album Review: Chucho Valdes – Border Free

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The following review first appeared in the July 2013 issue of Eric Nemeyer’s Jazz Inside Magazine

Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

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BORDER-FREE¬†‚Äď Jazz Village Records JV570016 Congadanza; Caridad¬†Amaro; Tab√ļ; Bebo; Afro-Comanche; Pilar; Santa Cruz; Abdel

PERSONNEL: Chucho¬†Vald√©s, piano; Reinaldo¬†Meli√°n¬†Alvarez, trumpet; Dreiser Durruthy¬†Bombal√©, bat√°s, lead vocals; Rodney Barreto¬†Illarza, drums, vocals; √Āngel¬†Gast√≥n¬†Joya Perellada, double bass, vocals; Yaroldy¬†Abreu Robles, percussion, vocals; Branford Marsalis, tenor sax, soprano sax

By Curtis Davenport

One of my biggest musical regrets is that I missed being able to experience the music of many great Cuban artists during some of their prime years, due solely to politics. One of those artists is Chucho Valdés. However, even though we’ll never get to really hear what Irakere was like in their prime, we can be thankful that Chucho is still very active at 71 and creating great music. His latest album, Border-Free(with a group that he calls The…

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