Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet at Sixth & I


It’s a match made in jazz heaven: Afro-Cuban piano legend, Irakere founder, and five-time Grammy-winner Jesús “Chucho” Valdés and the ever-versatile sax virtuoso and multiple DownBeat “Jazz Artist of the Year” poll-winner Joe Lovano, co-leading a quintet featuring a stellar Cuban rhythm section. As the New York Times put it, Valdés “[makes] the piano talk with great, hard, ringing chords and single notes like rapid-fire arrow shots.” For his part, “Joe Lovano is more than a dominant figure in jazz,” wrote the Wall Street Journal. “He’s jazz’s answer to George Clooney or Jeff Bridges, a vibrant player who delivers an award-worthy performance every time out.”

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